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NHS England: Updated Statement & Background Information on Cyber attack

As of 3pm yesterday, two hospitals remained on divert following the ransomware cyber attack, down from seven yesterday.

NHS England is continuing to work with GP surgeries to ensure that they are putting in place a range of measures to protect themselves.

Dr Anne Rainsberry, National Incident Director said: “There are encouraging signs that the situation is improving, with fewer hospitals having to divert patients from their A&E units.

“The message to patients is clear: the NHS is open for business. Staff are working hard to ensure that the small number of organisations still affected return to normal shortly.

“If people have hospital or GP appointments they should attend unless told otherwise. The latest information can be found on the NHS Choices website.”

The two hospitals that still have diverts in place are:

  • The Lister Hospital – East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Midlands & East) – A divert remains in place for Trauma, Stroke and urgent heart attack treatment, where diagnostic services are required. The divert remains in place and is being kept under review. No issues were reported overnight.
  • Broomfield Hospital – Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (Midlands & East) – Trauma patients are being diverted to Southend University Hospital.


Future events of interest:

National Data Security Standards for Health and Social Care: Information Governance Summit 2017
Monday 26 June 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Caldicott Guardian Training Course
2017 Dates in London, Exeter and Manchester  

Caldicott Guardian Leadership Summit: First Annual Leadership Summit
Wednesday 18 October 2017 
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

Caldicott Guardians: National Annual Conference 2018
Monday 14 May 2018 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

17 May 2017


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