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St George's Hospital in 'chaos' over IT system failure

St George's Hospital Image copyright Google
Image caption The hospital is where Channel 4's documentary 24 Hours In A&E is filmed

A London hospital was thrown into "chaos" when its computer system went down for several hours.

Technical issues at St George's in Tooting, south London, were reported at about 17:00 BST and resolved by 19:40.

A spokeswoman said the cause was not yet known and that an investigation had been launched.

One woman described it as "chaos", adding: "We have been here for eight hours. We still have not got a bed and we are waiting for X-ray results."

The patient, who did not want to be named, added: "I did hear a doctor say, 'I have never worked in a hospital before where all the computers have gone down'.

The hospital said the emergency department remained open and provided a "full service".

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