A&E closed after computer network issues
Patients have been urged to seek alternatives.
A hospital was forced to close its A&E department due to computer network issues.
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) trust declared a “major incident” at Addenbrooke’s on Monday afternoon.
Patients were urged to choose alternatives while the A&E was closed and the advice continued after the issue was resolved.
We have declared a major incident due to network issues. Our A&E is currently closed so please help us by choosing alternatives where possible so we can prioritise our very sick patients.— CUH (@CUH_NHS) March 5, 2018
A CUH statement said: “Cambridge University Hospitals can confirm computer network issues have now been resolved.
“However, patients are advised that our Accident and Emergency department is still extremely busy and as a consequence we remain in major incident.
“CUH would like to thank patients and staff for their support during this incident.”