Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage hospitals service update following cyber attacks

PUBLISHED: 17:22 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:22 18 May 2017

Welwyn Hatfield's New QEII Hospital

Welwyn Hatfield's New QEII Hospital

Archant

Welwyn Garden City’s New QEII Hospital and Stevenage’s Lister Hospital are both running a near normal service following last Friday’s cyber attacks.

The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust confirmed on its website that IT services have now been largely restored, but also warned users they may still experience delays.

The statement continued: “If you have an appointment at the hospital, please assume it is still going ahead.

“Please only come to A&E if it is absolutely essential. Call NHS 111 for urgent medical advice or 999 if it is a life threatening emergency.

“Although our pathology service is still not operating at full capacity, our IT team are making good progress.

“Currently, we are not providing a service for non-urgent (routine) blood tests at the Lister, New QEII or Hertford County hospitals.

“Our switchboard (01438 314333) is now running normally. From 12.30pm today (Thursday, 18 May 2017), diabetic eye screening patients should attend their appointment as normal unless contacted by the team directly.

“The out-of-hours GP service at the New QEII is for booked appointments only. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Welwyn Hatfield Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Welwyn Hatfield Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Welwyn Hatfield Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:51

Sir Roger Moore, who died of cancer this week aged 89, had a long association with filming in Hertfordshire and received an honorary degree from the county’s Hatfield-based university.

Yesterday, 17:35

Hatfield’s food bank for struggling people has relocated in the town centre.

Yesterday, 16:34

A distressed young deer got stuck under a garden shed in Welwyn Garden and had to be rescued by the RSPCA this morning.

Yesterday, 16:16

The clockwise carriageway of the M25 motorway was completely shut after an accident near Potters Bar during yesterday’s evening rush hour.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards