NHS cyberattack causing ‘total chaos’ in hospitals could take a year to recover

Rebecca Thomas reports:

It could take more than a year for hospitals to recover patient record systems following the recent NHS cyberattack, The Independent has learned.

Hospitals impacted are likely to need two weeks to recover for every day the situation goes unresolved, according to NHS sources.

While initial attention following the ransomware attack on Advantage software was its impact on NHS’s 111 system, there were other systems also affected, including the Carenotes system for storing patient records.

The inability to access notes has reportedly led to some instances of wrong drug doses being prescribed or administered.

“It’s a danger to staff as well. You don’t know who is at risk when you’re going out. You can’t write reports for the court such as Mental Health Act reports.”

Read more at The Independent.

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