ALL chemotherapy patients whose treatment was cancelled following a massive computer failure at NHS
The 48 people who had to go without scheduled chemotherapy have been promised the treatment they need during the next five working days.
Technicians had been working to restore the clinical and administrative programmes used by the health board since Tuesday, when the fault was discovered.
Staff from the two software companies involved,
The issues began when a key program on the health board's computer system became corrupted over the weekend.
"This was a corruption of a software program which, therefore, moved from server to server,"
"In the past 48 hours we have had interactions with 10,700 patients and we have only had to cancel, as of last night, 709 patients. We unreservedly apologise, and I personally apologise to those 709 patients.
"But almost 10,000 patients' treatments went ahead as normal over the past 48 hours."
"To that extent, the issue for ?us is now to identify how the ?software program became corrupted and make sure if ?there are lessons to be learned we do take these on board and increase our resilience and our back-up."
All health boards are to be instructed to make sure their systems are robust and that their back-up systems are robust.
In a statement, NHS GGC said it was very keen to see all patients affected given new appointments and added it may run extra clinical sessions to ensure people are seen swiftly.
Tory health spokesman
The Conservative MSP praised the "work that has been done in order to resolve it as speedily as it has been".
He also insisted every effort would be made to ensure those patients who had been affected received new appointments as quickly as possible.
ALL chemotherapy patients whose treatment was cancelled following a massive computer failure at