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Hospital services slower

Hospital services slower

IT breach: Business as usual at Gippsland hospitals with some delays

Local hospitals and health services are asking patients to attend any appointments as normal following this week’s cyber security breach.

The attack has impacted hospitals in the Gippsland Health Alliance although clinical services haven't been affected.

One of the services Central Gippsland Health said although their IT was affected, services are continuing.

CGH Chief Executive Officer, Frank Evans, thanked patients and staff for their patience during this time.

“We want to assure everyone that services, including appointments, are continuing as usual,” Dr Evans said. “If you have any questions or concerns, just ring your service directly.”

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Dr Evans said there was no indication that any patient or staff information had been compromised by the security breach.

“With the help of the Department of Health and Human Services and cyber experts, we hope to have services back to normal as soon as possible,” he said.

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service has also moved to reassure the public that no personal information has been breached. However they don't currently have access to patient records or appointment details.

It is largely business as usual, however there may be delays to some services. Clinical services have not been affected and surgical appointments are proceeding as scheduled.

Patients with Community Health appointments at BRHS’ Ross Street Campus are being asked to call 5152 0222 to confirm or reschedule appointments.

Important information for BRHS clients and patients: LINK: Update from Bairnsdale Regional Health Service

BRHS staff are executing the Business Contingency Plan in place for such an event. In situations such as this, staff revert to manual paper-based systems to maintain services.

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