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NHS Cyber attack , four London hospitals limits on business’

A London NHS Trust is one of six yet to return to normal after an international cyber attack struck hospitals across the country.Speaking after an emergency Cobra meeting on Saturday, home Secretary Amber Rudd said “there’s always more” that can be done to protect against viruses after 48 ( NHS) trusts were hit.

The Barts Health( NHS) Trust, which runs the Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Whipps Cross and Newham, is still being affected by the hack, a spokeswoman confirmed to the Standard.

A fifth of trusts were hit by the ransomware on Friday afternoon, forcing hospitals to cancel and delay treatments.Ms Rudd said: “Of the (48) that have been impacted, most of them are back to normal course of business.

“So only six of them have some limits on their business.”

 

The aftermath of the cyber attack that affected 48 NHS organisations is likely to last for a number of days.Six organisations were still not back to normal on Saturday.

A statement on the Barts Trust NHS website said: “We are continuing to deal with a major IT disruption and we are sorry for any delays experienced at our hospitals.

“We have activated our major incident plan to make sure we can maintain the safety and welfare of patients.

“Some ambulances are being diverted to neighbouring hospitals and we are very sorry that we have had to cancel some routine appointments.”

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