Virus causes havoc at two Scottish hospitals

News by Dan Raywood

Two Scottish hospitals have been infected by a virus.

Two Scottish hospitals have been infected by a virus.

 

At least 12 patients attending the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Care Centre in Glasgow will need to have appointments rescheduled after the worm affected laboratory computer systems at the Stobhill and Gartnavel General hospitals, according to the Glasgow Herald.

 

Systems are believed to have been down for at least two days as IT experts tackle the problem. A back-up system has been put in place to ensure cancer patients who have treatments postponed are rescheduled to meet target dates.

 

An NHS Glasgow and Clyde spokeswoman said: “There was no impact on patient care as a result. However, the virus also affected 12 patient appointments at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. Arrangements have already been made for all of these patients to be given speedy alternative appointments.”

 

Three London hospitals were closed last November after the Mytob worm shut down their entire computer systems. Experts are believed to be investigating any links to that incident.

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