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trekbat:

East & North Herts among the Trusts hit:

http://m.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/stevenage-s-lister-hospital-tells-people-to-stay-away-from-a-e-after-suspected-cyber-attack/story-30329132-detail/story.html

Nobby:
I went to the Lister last month for a minor surgical procedure, and ended up discharging myself just before midnight having waited in A&E for almost six hours. No explanation was ever received, despite NHS guidelines stating that a response to a request for an explanation should be provided within 21 days.
I would suggest that the cyber attack has made no material difference to one's chance of being seen within the four hour target timeframe.

trekbat:
Given the paucity of details it's hard to comment. However, it may be that you would have been better off going to the closer Urgent Care Centre at WGC for your "minor surgical procedure".

http://www.newqeii.info/services/urgent-care-centre

At least today there is advance warning of delays:

“We are postponing all non-urgent activity for today and asking people not to come to A&E"
http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/north-herts-hospital-forced-to-shut-down-computer-systems-after-it-is-hit-with-cyber-attack-1-5015423.


trekbat:
At least we can now see why it's still necessary for cumbersome paper records.

Nimbus:

--- Quote from: trekbat on May 13, 2017, 12:28:54 pm ---At least we can now see why it's still necessary for cumbersome paper records.

--- End quote ---
My last paid employment was ridding a hospital of paper records, by scanning them into computer records!
This ultimately enabled many staff to go and seek employment elsewhere.

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