Cyber Attack: Update from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust

Cyber Attack: Update from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust
16 May 2017

This afternoon Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust is reporting progress as services across the organisation are returning to function as usual following an international cyber- attack, which affected some NHS IT systems on Friday afternoon.

Today (Tuesday 16 May) Director of Operations and Acting Chief Executive, Kieron Murphy said: “I am pleased to report that significant progress has been made across the organisation today and services are returning back to normal working order.“

Haywood Hospital was managing IT disruption this morning, which led to some outpatient and day case appointments being cancelled due to lack of access to patient information. However, services across the site are expected to run as normal from tomorrow (Wednesday).

Kieron Murphy added: “Throughout this process the safety of patients has been our main priority and I would like to apologise for any inconvenience, which may have been caused to people whose appointments have been cancelled. Staff are now working hard to reschedule all appointments to make sure that patients are seen as promptly as possible.

 “As things return back to normal I would like to thank members of the public and members of staff for their continued patience since Friday afternoon.”