NHS thanks for support over cyber attack

The NHS in Blackpool, Fylde has thanked people for their support and understanding during the chaos caused by a cyber hack on the health service.

Friday, 19th May 2017, 5:51 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:31 pm
Many NHS services were crippled by the cyber attack

The cyber-attack which began on May 12 caused problems for services across the Fylde coast in both hospitals and in GP practices.

Most systems are now fixed but a small number of computers remain affected.

A spokesman said: “NHS staff showed great resolve in maintaining an effective service while IT colleagues worked around the clock to bring all affected systems back online.

“People across the Fylde coast have demonstrated a real willingness to help the NHS deal with the impact of the cyber-attack.

“Those who have had to use services have showed a great deal of understanding that staff are dealing with unexpected technical difficulties. Public messages asking people to consider whether they do need to access emergency services at busy times have been listened to and understood.

“As has been the case since the outbreak began, doctors surgeries are continuing to see patients with appointments and hospital services are running as normally as possible.”