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Major IT crash causes 'critical incident'

22nd September 2016

A major IT fault at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has left it unable to report pathology tests for nearly a week.

computerproblem1The hardware failure caused the collapse of the trust’s Telepath pathology system, which has remained offline despite efforts to recover it.

The trust has been forced to declare a "critical" internal incident – the second highest level below "potential service failure" - because of the crash.

Emergency services such as major trauma and critical care are being prioritised but there is no indication of when the system will be running again.

 

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Article Information

Title: Major IT crash causes 'critical incident'
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 28193
Date Added: 22nd Sep 2016

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