Disruptions at Cork hospitals following cyber attack

Disruptions are expected at a number of Cork hospitals in the coming days following the cyber attack ion the HSE. 

At Cork University Hospital patients with appointments for OPD, Chemotherapy and surgery appointment, SHOULD come 
to the hospital unless you are contacted to cancel.

Patients with X-ray appointments should NOT attend unless contacted and Radiotherapy appointments are cancelled today

In Cork University Maternity Hospital, Gynae Clinics have been cancelled today and tomoorrow.

At the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospitalall appointments for X-ray today are cancelled but all other services will resume.

The extent of cyber attacks on the Department of Health and the HSE will become clear as this week goes on.

A review of all IT systems within the Government is now believed to be taking place.

Sinn Fein’s health spokesperson David Cullinane says it’s important the issue is fixed.

“It is a very serious attack, it is one of the most serious in the history of the state, and unfortunately it has left many vital health services unable to operate.

“We need to establish what happened, we need to establish what weaknesses are in the system and we also need to fix the problem.”

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