Cyber Attack on Lab Services – Severe Impact on Testing Services

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On Monday 3 June Synnovis, our provider of lab services, was the victim of a ransomware cyber attack.

The attack is severely impacting various types of tests including blood tests. If you have an appointment for a non-urgent blood test here at Villa Street or at Guy’s and St Thomas or King’s it will be cancelled or rearranged.

We apologise for the inconvenience this is causing to patients and their families.

Emergency care continues to be available, so patients should access services in the normal way by dialling 999 in an emergency and otherwise using 111, and patients should continue to attend appointments unless they are told otherwise.

NHS partners and Synnovis are working urgently to fully understand the impact of the incident with the support of the government’s National Cyber Security Centre and our Cyber Operations team. We will continue to provide updates for local patients and the public about the impact on services and how they can continue to get the care they need.

The local NHS have set up a webpage where the latest updates will be posted. You can view this here.