By Jo Best
18 November 2008
Systems at Barts and the London NHS Trust have fallen victim to a
The Trust, which covers three hospitals - St Bartholomew's in the City,
The Royal London in Whitechapel and The London Chest in Bethnal Green -
said the hospitals' have adopted manual backup systems as a result of
According to the Trust, "well-rehearsed emergency procedures have been
activated" and "key clinical systems continue while network access is
A spokesman for the Trust said the virus was first detected yesterday
afternoon, after which the Trust's IT department put in measures to
counter the attack.
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