NHS Cyber Attack – City Hospitals Sunderland update – Tuesday 16th May

Following the international cyber-attack on Friday, IT systems at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust have been restored and we are running all hospital services as normal.

Whilst we were not directly affected, we did take a number of precautions to protect our systems, which had an impact on telephone systems, email and internet connection.

Please continue to attend all appointments unless you are told not to. Minor illness or ailments can be treated at home, or you can visit your local pharmacy for help and advice. If you feel unwell and need to be seen immediately, you can contact your GP or call NHS 111. Services are very busy at the moment, so if you are able to wait until later in the week for an appointment, please do so and help us to alleviate the current pressures.

A&E and the 999 service should only be used where there is an immediate threat to life or limb. This includes:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Significant blood loss
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Suspected stroke
  • Severe burns
  • Choking

Thank you for your patience and understanding. For the latest updates on how this is affecting the NHS across the north east, visit www.urgentoremergency.co.uk/update.