Ealing Hospital Hit By Cyber Attack

Local unit affected by global ransomware virus


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Ealing Hospital was one of many affected by the cyber attack on the NHS.

It was part of a global ransomware attack, which has affected one in five NHS Trusts across the country.

The trust in charge - London North West Healthcare NHS Trust identified the virus at 12.45pm on Friday (May 12) in three PCs and two servers.

However, since Friday's cyber attack, the Trust say they have been working tirelessly to ensure patients are cared for safely.

The IT systems were shut down as a precaution but are now starting to come back online. 

The trust said:

''We continue to work with NHS Digital and will switch on our remaining systems when we feel it is safe to do so.

We continue to ask the public to help our staff and visit our emergency departments for serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions only. Please consider the alternatives, such as visiting your local walk-in centre, pharmacy or calling 111 for minor injuries and advice. This will help relieve pressure on our services.

Advice for patients

Patients are asked to attend their appointment or operation as planned over the coming days, unless they have been contacted and told not to attend. If patients or their loved ones need to get in touch about their appointment or operation, please call (instead of email) our main hospital switchboards:

  • Central Middlesex Hospital: 0208 965 5733
  • Ealing Hospital: 0208 967 5000
  • Northwick Park and St. Mark's hospitals: 0208 864 3232

We apologise for any delays and cancellations that patients will experience and we thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we work to resolve these issues.

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16th May 2017


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