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The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is cancelling all 'routine activity' on Monday (May 15th) and has issued the following statement:

Due to the ongoing issues relating to the cyber attack on the NHS on Friday, we will be cancelling all routine activity in our hospitals on Monday 15 May. Work is ongoing to restore our IT systems, but in the meantime we are unable to proceed with many of the appointments scheduled for the day.

Outpatient appointments, diagnostic tests and routine operations will all be cancelled. Our teams will be in touch directly with anyone whose appointment is able to go ahead as scheduled.

We appreciate this situation is causing frustration and anxiety for our patients, but we would like to reassure patients that we will be in touch with them to re-arrange appointments once our IT system is restored.

Thank you to our staff and patients for their support and understanding during this time

– United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Cancelled leg amputation left Jessica, 23, in tears

Hospitals across our region have faced a second day of disruption caused by a large cyber attack on the NHS. It has also left 23-year-old Jessica Laughton East Yorkshire heartbroken after an operation to amputate her left leg above the knee was cancelled. Kate Hemingway went to Driffield to meet her.

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Trusts urge people to stay away from A and E's

Near deserted hospital car park at Lincoln

Health trusts in the region affected by the cyber attack are urging people only to attend their A and E departments in an emergency.

Hospitals including Lincoln, Grantham, Boston and York are continuing to experience problems.

In Lincoln, all outpatient appointments have been cancelled this weekend. The Trust says it is working hard to resolve problems.

In York, a small number of elective operations have been cancelled and patients have been informed. Breast screening clinics have been cancelled but other outpatient activity should continue as normal

The trust there says all critical systems are operational, that contingency systems (paper based) have been activated and that IT teams are working to get PCs functioning, but it is a slow process.

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