Secondary Care

IT systems back up and running at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has announced in the past hour its IT systems are backup and running following the international cyber-attack.

The Trust has advised staff that they can now use their laptop and desktop devices and their record keeping and e-mail systems are working as normal.

The Trust said “As a result of us being well prepared and taking prompt action we have been able to minimise the issue and protect our services.  We have found no evidence of patient data being lost and there has been no major damage other than the need to have our systems down for a 48hr period.  We have worked since the incident to carefully check our computers and systems thoroughly.   We are currently planning to be providing services as usual on Monday with minimal disruption. We would like to thank all of our staff who have worked round the clock tirelessly to ensure our patients are safe to get things up and running again.”

The next step is for managers to arrange for manual paper records to be updated to electronic systems in due course.