Important information related to cyber attack – Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Important information related to cyber attack – Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
In light of reported NHS cyber attack, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has cancelled outpatient and endoscopy appointments on Tuesday 16 May.  The trust will contact patients directly to rearrange.
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust issued the following information at 2pm on Monday 15 May:

We continue to experience difficulties with our clinical information systems following the NHS cyber attack on Friday. Patient safety is being maintained.

We are working hard to restore systems and we would like to reassure patients and the public that all patient information is safe, and will be available to our clinicians once the systems are back up and running.

Patients who are scheduled for surgery Tuesday 16th May should not to attend unless we contact you directly on Monday 15 May.

All outpatients and endoscopy appointments for today and tomorrow have been cancelled. We will contact you to make a new appointment.

Routine MRI and CT scans have also been cancelled today and tomorrow. Patients will be contacted directly if they need to attend.

Dialysis and blood clinic (phlebotomy) patients should attend their appointments as usual.

The pregnancy assessment unit at Ormskirk hospital will be open as usual.

All antenatal clinics at Southport, Ormskirk and in the community will go ahead as usual. This includes pregnancy ultrasound.

Gynaecology and sexual health clinics are operating as usual but there may be delays.


  • Please avoid A&E if it’s possible and safe to do so.  A&E is for life threatening and serious conditions only
  • Pharmacies can offer free, confidential and expert advice
  • If you need medical advice fast but it’s not a 999 emergency, please dial 111
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