Hospitals in London declared critical incident after cyber-attack

Major hospitals in London have declared a critical incident after a cyber-attack led to operations being cancelled and emergency patients being diverted elsewhere.

It applies to hospitals partnered with Synnovis – a provider of pathology services. King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ – including the Royal Brompton and the Evelina London Children’s Hospital – and primary care services are among those affected. The incident has had a “major impact” on the delivery of services, especially blood transfusions and test results.

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Source: BBC News

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