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20 October 2016, 17:19
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals say a critical failure in their IT system as been resolved today.
The Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust - say engineers had been working on the problem all day.
The Trust had declared a critical internal incident while staff adapted to ensure over 1,200 appointments could still take place, despite the technical issues affecting the retrieval of some electronic patient records and creating intermittent problems accessing some healthcare systems.
Stephen Graves, Chief Executive, said:
"We would like to apologise to all patients affected by today’s problems and our booking team will be contacting them to reschedule cancelled appointments as early as possible.
Patients have been incredibly supportive and we really appreciate them bearing with us.
All urgent care cases went ahead, as did the majority of outpatient appointments, which is testament to the huge efforts of our staff in helping manage what has been a challenging day for all.
I would like to thank them for their fantastic support today.”