The national cyber attack has had a limited impact on some of the X-ray facilities at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital. These services will be temporarily reduced while the machines are being repaired. More information here.
Following the national cyber attack, we can confirm that there has been no loss of patient or other data at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The attack affected x-ray facilities and a small number of computers linked to CT scanners at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital only. Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester, and Andover War Memorial Hospital have not been affected.
There has been no need to cancel any clinics or operations. Staff have worked very hard to avoid disruption to patients and to minimise impact on our services, while our contingency and emergency plans worked well.
A number of hospitals in our region are among those in the UK to have been affected by a major cyber attack on the computing systems.
The Royal Hampshire County Hospital In Winchester, Basingstoke and North Hampshire hospital and the Andover War Memorial Hospital are among them. Some services are suffering as a result - but the hospitals say they are doing all they can to minimise the effect on patients. However, people are being warned to think carefully before attending Accident & Emergency departments.
The Kent Community Health Trust said it had not been directly affected - but had shut its system down after being alerted to the attack. Hospital staff then hd to resort to using pens and paper.
In the meantime the Prime Minister has said that the Government is not aware of any evidence that patient records have been compromised in the massive cyber attack on the NHS.
Theresa May said that the random hit was "not targeted" at the health service but was part of a wider assault on organisations across a number of countries.
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