IT fault hits A&E in Worcestershire

Malvern Gazette: Worcestershire Royal Hospital Worcestershire Royal Hospital

PATIENTS are being advised to avoid going to A&E at Worcestershire Royal Hospital or Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital after an IT fault hit systems.

Hospital bosses are asking patients with minor injuries or illnesses to visit one of the county’s minor injury units or their GP.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust – which runs the two A&E departments – is working with West Midlands Ambulance Service and other health organisations to ensure patient safety is maintained wherever possible.

Worcestershire Health and Care Trust runs minor injury units in Malvern, Evesham, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster and Tenbury.

The units in Kidderminster and Tenbury are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while opening hours at the other three facilities vary.

For health advice call NHS 111.

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8:51pm Thu 29 May 14

lilboo says...

Well thanks for pointing out the opening hours and function of A&E for those under a rock who don't know those facts, however the really facts are the hospital suffers a massive IT failure causing it to practically come to a standstill - is this a case of yet more outsourcing causing more problems than it solves??...... Discuss!
Well thanks for pointing out the opening hours and function of A&E for those under a rock who don't know those facts, however the really facts are the hospital suffers a massive IT failure causing it to practically come to a standstill - is this a case of yet more outsourcing causing more problems than it solves??...... Discuss! lilboo
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9:30pm Thu 29 May 14

govner says...

The outsourcing of ICT Services has not yet taken place, it will surely be an improvement when it does happen though!
The outsourcing of ICT Services has not yet taken place, it will surely be an improvement when it does happen though! govner
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