Hundreds of scheduled appointments and operations had been cancelled by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde after the IT glitch left staff unable to access medical records.
The health board said 709 people had to have appointments put back or treatments such as chemotherapy delayed.
But Robert Calderwood, the health board’s chief executive, said the computer systems were back up and running.
Technicians had been working to restore the clinical and administrative systems at the health board since Tuesday, when the fault was discovered.
Staff from the two software companies
involved, Microsoft and Charteris, had been working with staff from the health board and the Scottish Government to solve the problem.
No information has been lost, and any data gathered from appointments and treatments over the past three
days is to be manually added to the computer systems.
Mr Calderwood said: “Although 709 patient episodes have had to
be postponed, our staff were able to see some 10,000 patients using manual back up systems.
“Some of the patients affected have already been given new appointments and will be seen in the next few days.
“Arrangements are now being made to
ensure all the other
patients affected will be offered a new appointment as quickly as possible.
“The unprecedented IT issue related to our network and the way staff connected to some of our clinical and administrative systems.”
As many as 485 out-patient appointments were postponed following the server crash, along with 48 chemotherapy treatment
sessions and 14 in-
A basic service was restored yesterday
by technicians who worked overnight to
fix the problem. However, the service only returned to normal today.
Meanwhile, Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil has ordered a
review of all health board computer systems after the turmoil at Glasgow hospitals.