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Lincolnshire's hospitals admit they 'have no way of knowing who is booked in' following cyber attack

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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has cancelled all routine activity in its hospitals tomorrow while work continues to restore their computer system.

Outpatient appointments, diagnostic tests and routine operations will all be cancelled.

They say their teams will be in touch directly with anyone whose appointment is able to go ahead as scheduled.

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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

Near empty hospital car park in Lincoln today after computer disruption

Credit: ITV Calendar/Kate Hemingway

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 include Lincoln, Grantham, Boston and Sherwood Forest Trust.

In Lincolnshire, all outpatient appointments, endoscopies, CT and MRI scans have been cancelled for this weekend. The Trust says it is working hard to resolve problems.

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