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HSE: Impact Of Cyber Attack On HSE Will be Felt For Some Time

People are being warned to expect long delays at emergency departments for the foreseeable future.

Dr Carol Blackburn is the clinical lead for paediatric emergency medicine in Crumlin children's hospital in Dublin.
She says the problem will go on for some time.

Meanwhile the head of the HSE has described last week’s ransomware attack as 'unfair and unjust after what the country's been through with Covid-19. Paul Reid says the attack has had a 'disabling effect' on the health service, and will take several weeks to resolve.

It's led to widespread cancellations - but Liam Woods, the HSE's director of acute operations, says it won't affect staff getting paid.

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