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“Unfair, unjust and incomprehensible” says HSE head of cyber attack as some Carlow Kilkenny services impacted

Paul Reid says he's 'gutted and angry'

Unfair, unjust and incomprehensible, that’s how the head of the HSE’s describing the ransomware attack.

Paul Reid says he’s ‘gutted and angry’ after what the country’s been through with Covid-19.

Local GP services are still being affected but the advice is still to attend appointments unless you’re directly told otherwise.

But Kilkenny based GP Justin Kwong says tests like cervical smears are being postponed – listen back to his conversation with our Sue Nunn on last evening’s The Way It Is here:

It’s pretty much business as usual for local community health services across Carlow and Kilkenny and at St Luke’s General Hospital.

The only cancellations listed for today there are in some specialist diagnostic services where electronic technology’s unavailable.

While UPMC AutEven Hospital in Kilkenny’s been unaffected by the cyber attack and has been providing support to sector colleagues.

Director of Nursing Gwen Daniels says she was told early on Friday that their systems were still secure – she’s been chatting with our Sue Nunn on The Way It Is:

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