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- The patient rebooking process is currently running.
- From Monday Western Health region has returned to online services.
Healthcare services in Newfoundland’s Western Health Area returned online on Monday after a cyberattack that shut down services more than three weeks ago.
Health officials shared brief details in a press release Monday evening, stating that all affected services, especially those including electrocardiograms and pulmonary function tests, are currently in operation.
The process of rebooking affected patients’ appointments is underway and the order of appointments is based on clinical priorities. Health officials are asking patients to answer unknown phone numbers in the coming days as they may be officers who want to rebook canceled appointments.
Western Health was the least affected by cyberattacks, as provincial officials said the database was the only health organization that did not steal patient and employee records.
Some services in the Eastern Health and Central Health regions will be turned off on Monday, but all services in the Labrador Grenfell Health region will be fully operational for over a week.
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