The attack has impacted all operational systems including internal staff email and patient operation booking, forcing onhand staff to revert to paper-based operations for the foreseeable future.
Doctors have been told not to expect to be able to access vital patient information and details like x-rays.
In a statement to 9News, UnitingCare Queensland confirmed the attack but wasn’t able to provide a timeframe on when systems will be back to normal.
“On Sunday 25 April, UnitingCare Queensland was impacted by a cyber incident. As a result of this incident, some of the organisation’s Digital and Technology systems are currently inaccessible,” a UnitingCare spokesperson told 9News.
“It is not possible to provide a resolution timeframe at this stage, however, our Digital and Technology Team are working to resolve this issue,”
It is currently unclear if patients’ personal and medical data has been accessed.