Cyber-attack delays child's cancer operation

Cyber-attack delays child’s cancer operationDylan Kjorstad, 14, has had chemotherapy twice a month to shrink the tumour, ahead of planned surgery this month

A 14-year-old boy with cancer is among hundreds of hospital patients whose medical procedures have been postponed following a cyber-attack on an NHS provider.

Dylan Kjorstad was scheduled to have a tumour on his ribs removed on 6 June at London’s Royal Brompton Hospital, but the operation has been put back due to concerns about delays in blood supplies.

A ransomware attack on the blood-testing firm Synnovis on 3 June led to disruption to clinical procedures at several London hospitals because the hack meant the company was unable to share information matching blood supplies to patients.

Dylan’s father, John Kjorstad, told

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