Hospital Enschede says 27 operations due to ICT failure

Jan

11

2019

Hospital MST in Enschede has had to deal with a major ICT failure from Friday morning. Because the ICT infrastructure of the hospital lay flat, multiple operations could not continue. Emergency patients had to be accommodated elsewhere.

The fault began on Friday morning around 09.00. In total, the hospital had to cancel 27 operations and refer patients to, for example, the emergency department in Almelo. Patients were also asked to stay at home.

According to the hospital, this did not cause any problems. Employees of the hospital could no longer use their computers with the systems. The telephone traffic was also flat and the hospital could not post updates to the site.

The cause of the problems is unknown. “What we do know is that something has happened in the ICT system and that the backup did not work”, reports a spokesman against RTV Oost . Around 12.44 hours, the malfunction was remedied and the hospital can now perform operations again and receive patients at the emergency department.

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