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Cyberattack against a hospital in Essonne: "at risk" patients transferred

"Patients at risk, who need increased monitoring, are transferred.

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Cyberattack against a hospital in Essonne: "at risk" patients transferred

"Patients at risk, who need increased monitoring, are transferred. Patients whose condition is stable remain on our premises", detailed the management of the Center Hospitalier Sud Francilien (CHSF).

The medical biology and imaging services are working -- the configuration of the devices was not impacted by the cyberattack. However, they can no longer transmit the results quickly, he says.

"All the examinations are done manually", indicates a union representative of Sud Santé of the Center Hospitalier sud-francilien (CHSF), Franck Banizette. With, therefore, longer than average delays.

Patients who require regular and frequent examinations at short notice (eg emergency patients or infants hospitalized in intensive care and neonatal intensive care) are transferred to other structures.

"In the emergency room, the activity is close to zero" and "the neonatal sheave has been emptied", specifies the union representative. “All risky or complex interventions” are also transferred, but “minor surgery” has not been interrupted.

Consultations, scheduled care in a day hospital, childbirth, remain insured. “Similarly, the pharmacy has taken rapid measures which guarantee the continuity of supply of services with drugs and medical devices”, adds the hospital in a press release.

Patients from the cardiology and follow-up care and rehabilitation departments were transferred, internally, to the cardiology intensive care unit, "as a preventive measure".

Faced with the impossibility of giving a timetable for a return to normal, the hospital decided to equip itself with CD burners to store and transmit imaging data and instruments allowing biology examinations to be carried out directly in services (primarily in critical care).

"A server made available by the Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris is currently being tested to access the establishment's backups", indicates the establishment.

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