Patients told not to attend scan appointments at Kings Mill Hosptial after cyber attack

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Patients have been told not to attend CT, ultrasound or MRI scan appointments over the weekend amid a ‘ransomware’ cyber attack on the NHS.

At least 16 NHS organisations in England have reportedly been affected by the attack, which NHS England has declared a major incident.

Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospitals are not directly affected, but shut down some systems on Friday as a precaution.

The hospital's A&E department is still open as normal.

A Kings Mill Hospital spokesman said: "Due to the suspected cyber attack nationally our computer systems have been shut down as a precaution, but our A&E services remain open, please use them wisely.

"If you have a CT, ultrasound or MRI scan appointment with us over the weekend please do not attend. If services resume we will call you.

"If you have an outpatient appointment (not a scan) with us over the weekend please attend as normal unless we contact you."