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Operations to resume at Royal Preston Hospital following cyber attack

Posted on - 15th May, 2017 - 8:01pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Politics, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Royal Preston Hospital
Royal Preston Hospital

Appointments and operations at Royal Preston Hospital are poised to resume following the cyber attack which has crippled the NHS.

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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has announced all planned procedures, operations and outpatient clinics scheduled for Tuesday (16 May) are to go ahead as planned.

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It follows four days of disruption across both Preston and Chorley hospitals with hundreds of operations cancelled.

A statement released by the Trust said: “The international cyber-attack has affected the IT systems at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

“We have been working round the clock to resolve this issue and minimise impact on our services.

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“Please attend your appointment as planned. However we are still experiencing some problems with our imaging systems, so some appointments may still be affected. We will speak to individual patients who are affected, so if you have not heard otherwise, please attend your appointment.

“We apologise to every patient whose treatment has been affected.”

The Trust also confirmed Chorley hospital would see operations and procedures resume.

On Friday (12 May) staff at hospitals and NHS surgeries across the UK found their computer systems had been locked – with a computer virus demanding payment for the screens to be unlocked.

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