NHS trusts around England have been hit by the ransomware cyberattack today.

It is understood the ransomware began affecting NHS organisations around lunchtime, and was spreading through the afternoon.

Trusts which were directly infected with the ransomware:

  • Barts Trust - Barts reported a “major IT disruption”, and has stopped taking major trauma patients - a significant step. It had to cancel routine appointments and divert ambulances to neighbouring hospitals.
  • Royal Berkshire
  • Northumbria Healthcare
  • North Cumbria
  • Morecambe Bay hospitals
  • East and North Hertfordshire - diverted emergency attendances
  • Blackpool Hospitals - said it was affecting some GP computer systems and it was avoiding contact
  • Colchester - Colchester shut down their systems around 3pm and cancelled elective work
  • Cumbria Partnership
  • George Elliot
  • Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare
  • Staffordshire Stoke on Trent Partnership
  • Birmingham Community Healthcare
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust (Trafford General Hospital)
  • Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust
  • Southport Hospital
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals

Many trusts and other parts of the NHS, such as commissioners and GPs, have also been affected by the attack, for example because systems have been disconnected or shut down as a precaution.

These trusts have been affected, but not necessarily directly infected with the ransomware:

  • East Lancashire Trust
  • Derbyshire Community Health
  • University Hospitals North Midlands
  • London North West Healthcare Trust
  • York Hospitals
  • East Cheshire Trust
  • Aintree University Hospitals
  • Liverpool Community Trust
  • Hull and East Yorkshire
  • South Warwickshire Hospitals
  • Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust

HSJ will continue to monitor the situation – email ben.heather@wilmingtonhealthcare.com