A&E sign at Macclesfield Hospital
Update regarding IT issues – Monday 15/05/17
15 May 2017

Like many other NHS organisations, East Cheshire NHS Trust was affected by Friday’s cyber-attack, with ransomware detected in a number of our systems.

As soon as local issues were identified, IT systems were shut down to prevent the virus spreading further and business continuity plans were enacted to ensure the trust continued to provide safe care.

Patients have not been directly affected and the trust has not cancelled any elective surgery our outpatient appointments. All patients should attend appointments this week as planned unless contacted by the trust and advised otherwise. Our IT providers continue to work resolve the issue.