Grantham Hospital ‘routine activity’ cancelled following cyber attack

Accident and Emergency at Grantham Hospital
Accident and Emergency at Grantham Hospital

Outpatient appointments and routine operations are being cancelled today following the cyber attack which disabled computer systems in Lincolnshire hospitals over the weekend

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust says it has had to cancel ‘routine activity’ today at Grantham, Boston and Lincoln Hospitals.

But the trust says chemotherapy treatments at Lincoln and Boston will go ahead as planned, as will all antenatal and maternity scan appointments at Lincoln, Boston and Grantham.

A ULHT statement said: “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.”