5.00pm: Normal services resume
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust experienced a network problem today on its Central and Trafford sites which affected access to a number of clinical systems for around four hours. All systems are now back up and running.
Services used their well-rehearsed business continuity plans, including paper-based patient records, to minimise disruption to patients as far as possible during this period. This did mean that a small number of planned operations were postponed and some outpatient activity was also re-arranged. We will be re-scheduling these as soon as possible.
We would like to thank patients and our staff for their co-operation and support during this time.
2.50pm: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is experiencing a network outage on the Central and Trafford sites. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible and services are using their well-rehearsed business continuity plans.