Peterborough Hospital Cancels Appointments

20 October 2016, 15:42 | Updated: 20 October 2016, 15:45

After a computer failure this morning, Peterborough City Hospital say they have to cancel the rest of this afternoon's outpatients appointments.

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust declared a critical internal incident this morning due to technical issues with computer software systems which arose overnight. 

Medics are unable to access patient information records from our computer systems.

In a statement the Trust running the hospital says:

"If you have a query about your appointment taking place today, please contact our helpline on 0800 052 1042.

Stephen Graves, Chief Executive, said: “We have cancelled appointments in the interest of patient safety. We have not taken this decision lightly and sincerely apologise to those patients affected. We will reschedule cancelled appointments as early as possible.

Patients with appointments today at both Peterborough City Hospital and Stamford Hospital have been impacted.

Patient safety is our priority; therefore some operations have also been cancelled. However this has been decided on case-by-case basis by our clinicians who are liaising directly with our patients.

Engineers are on site and we are working closely with them to plan for a resolution to the issue. As this is an evolving picture we will continue to provide updates today."