4th Platform logo white

London Hospital Cyber Attack: ‘1,130’ operations impacted

Image of Lab

 

Operations and outpatient appointments have been postponed.

According to a report by the BBC, “Between 10 June and 16 June, more than 1,294 outpatient appointments and 320 planned operations were postponed across King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.”

You can read the full BBC report here

What London Hospital was impacted the most?

It is known that King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have been affected the most by the cyber-attack. So far 1,134 planned operations and 2,194 outpatient appointments have been postponed at the two trusts since 3 June.

What have the experts said about the London Hospital attack?

Medical director for NHS London, Dr Chris Streather said the cyber-attack was “continuing to have a significant impact” on NHS services in south-east London.

You can read our previous story on the hack here

He continues: “Although we are seeing some services operating at near normal levels and have seen a reduction in the number of elective procedures being postponed, the cyber-attack on Synnovis is continuing to have a significant impact on NHS services in southeast London.

“Having treatment postponed is distressing for patients and their families, and I would like to apologise to any patient who has been impacted by the incident.

“Staff are continuing to work hard to re-arrange appointments and treatments as quickly as possible.”

Scroll to Top