London hospitals in disarray as cyberattack cripples testing services

Poses serious challenge to urgent and emergency care

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Six hospitals have been affected by the attack, including St Thomas' near Westminster
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Six hospitals have been affected by the attack, including St Thomas' near Westminster

London's healthcare system is in crisis after a major cyberattack crippled a key pathology provider, forcing two NHS trusts to cancel all non-emergency operations and blood tests.

The attack, believed to be ransomware, targeted Synnovis, a private company responsible for blood tests, swabs, bowel tests and other crucial services for hospitals across six London boroughs. S...

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