Blood tests to resume at NHS cyber attack hospitals from tomorrow

A statement released by the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on Monday said: "We can confirm that the radiology services affected by the national cyber attack at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital have been restored".

On Friday afternoon, a number of NHS digital systems throughout the United Kingdom, were attacked by ransomware.

Following a meeting of the Government's Cobra contingencies committee, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said more than a million patients had been treated in the course of Monday.

"The vast majority of patients have noticed no difference".

The cyber attack had a limited impact on some of the x-ray facilities at the hospital, which were temporarily reduced while the machines were repaired.

Op Gen Oorth said today it was still "a bit early too say who is behind it, but we are working on a decrypting tool".

"At this stage we haven't seen the impact that they have seen in the United Kingdom, for example", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

He added: "Where we need to cancel planned appointments, we will be contacting patients directly to make them aware and we apologise for any inconvenience caused".

NHS organisations across the country are on alert for a possible recurrence of Friday's cyberattack as staff return to work.

"Our priority has been to restore our radiology services, and like other Trusts affected working with NHS Digital, we will continue to do all we can to protect our systems for the future".

At Broomfield Hospital, part of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (Midlands & East), trauma patients were being diverted to Southend University Hospital.

Mr Hunt has come under fire for failing to appear in public since the attack, which hit 47 trusts in England and 13 Scottish health boards on Friday.

United Lincolnshire Trust and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust used social media to warn staff that they should not switch on any devices unless they have been specifically cleared by their manager.

"In particular, making sure that our data is properly backed up and making sure that we are using the software patches, the anti-virus patches that are sent out regularly by manufacturers".

  • Arturo Norris