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Elegran Fri 12-May-17 16:48:20

Hospitals hit in major cyber attack.

MaizieD Fri 12-May-17 16:54:28

In an ideal world all that data would be backed up on an unhackable server.

We're too reliant on IT.

I totally agree with the thread title, though.

Cherrytree59 Fri 12-May-17 16:54:45

Yes Scumangry!!!

Cherrytree59 Fri 12-May-17 19:06:14

Thanks to your for your post elegran
I have just called Drs to ask if my repeat prescription had been forwarded electronically to chemist as I had rather foolish forgot to call at the chemist before closing and I need meds for weekend.
As its Saturday tomorrow chemist would not be able to sort if there was a problem.

All computers down so reception could not check.
Dr issued another script.
And the lovely receptionist even though surgery was now closed , waited for me to rush up and collect my prescription.

A pain in the but for me, but an absolute nightmare for hospital, ambulance services and Drs surgery.angry

Indinana Fri 12-May-17 19:13:41

Well so far, my local hospital hasn't been affected, but I suspect it's only a matter of time. Which would be a real bummer for me because I'm booked in for surgery on Monday angry.
But then I think of people who need emergency care and it puts my situation in perspective. I've waited a year for this surgery, so I guess I can wait a bit longer if necessary. But for anyone who desperately needs life-saving medical treatment, well it doesn't bear thinking about, does it? sad

I wonder if it's affecting Rubylady?