Business as usual for Community Health Services and Clinics
Provide delivers community health services across mid Essex*. Following the NHS cyber-attack immediate action was taken and Provide’s services continued to operate over the weekend.
John Niland, Chief Executive for Provide said:
“We have robust plans for incidents such as the NHS cyber-attack and over the weekend we were able to continue to deliver community health services to people in their homes and on our inpatient wards at Halstead Hospital, Braintree and Witham Community Hospital and St Peter’s Hospital in Maldon. Some of our clinicians were using paper-based systems but our IT staff have now overcome most of the problems caused by the NHS cyber-attack.
“I expect our services to be operating as normal from Monday (15 May 2017) including our community clinics. Any updates will be posted to Provide’s Facebook page, Twitter account and websites. Although it is business as usual I would ask patients to bear with us if there are any unexpected delays.
“We are working closely with colleagues at local hospitals and my thanks to all those members of staff who are working tirelessly to minimise any disruption to patients.”
Please be aware that services delivered by other NHS providers may still be affected, please refer to each NHS Trust provider for further updates about their services.
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As a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, weâ€™ve made a few changes to the way we deliver our services.
For all the latest information please click here to view updates specific to each of our services. This page will reflect any changes including the current COVID-19 local alert levels.
If you have an appointment with us, please be assured that you will be contacted by our Care Co-ordination Centre if there are any changes which affect your appointment.
Did you know? Our organisation is part of the My Care Record approach which has been supporting the work of health and care organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure doctors, nurses and co-ordination staff at places you may receive advice or treatment can see important information from your patient record. This makes it easier and faster for them to deliver effective care. For more information, including the Privacy Notice, please visit the My Care Record website. http://www.mycarerecord.org.uk
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