Blood tests to resume at NHS cyber attack hospitals from tomorrow


The Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital has shaken off the effects of last Friday’s attack by computer hackers.

The Echo revealed yesterday that Southend Hospital acted in the nick of time to stop the attack causing widespread chaos.

“Patients already in hospital at this time will continue to receive normal care”.

On 15 May, the minister assisting the prime minister for Cyber Security, Dan Tehan, warned local small to medium businesses to take urgent action to reduce the risk of infection.

GP practices in the North East, which were impacted by the “cyber attack” on the NHS, were unable to use their IT systems for five days between 12-17 May.

“Our incident team continues to work across the system to offer support and advice as required”.

An emergency meeting will be held later to discuss how Scotland can be protected from cyber-attack.

The Mid Essex Hospital Trust, which runs St Peter’s Hospital in Maldon, Broomfield Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital in Braintree and Christchurch in Chelmsford, worked across the weekend to get affected systems back online.

Numerous nearly 8,000 doctors’ surgeries in England were also affected, warning of delays as doctors reverted to paper records and appointments.

A spokesman added: “Work is underway to identify and resolve the IT issues at affected practices as quickly as possible”.

“The walk-in x-ray service is now open for patients referred by their GP across all sites and patients with an appointment should attend as planned”. In December it was reported that nearly all NHS trusts were using an obsolete version of Windows that Microsoft had stopped providing security updates for in April 2014.

NHS staff in the region are being thanked for their tremendous efforts to continue providing safe patient care in these hard circumstances – and brining ICT systems back on-line in a planned and safe way to protect patients and the public.

NY [U.S.], May 14 (ANI): The World’s biggest cyber attack which has hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries threatens to create more havoc on Monday when people return to work.

Mr Hunt has come under fire for failing to appear in public since the attack, which hit 47 trusts in England and 13 Scottish health boards.

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