Computer virus affects London hospitals

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Three London hospitals have been forced to shut down their entire computer systems for at least 24 hours after being hit by a virus.
St Bartholomew's (Barts) in the City, the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel and The London Chest Hospital in Bethnal Green are affected.
A spokesman said well-rehearsed emergency procedures were in place.
Theatres and outpatient departments had remained operational, and patients with appointments were still being seen.
The spokesman said walk-in patients were being accepted at accident and emergency, and processed using manual back-up systems.

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