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Member for South-West Coast Roma Britnell

Britnell On Cyber Attack

Britnell On Cyber Attack

Member for South-West Coast Roma Britnell

Could Have Been Avoided

The Victorian State Government should have done more to prevent last weeks cyber attack on local hospitals across the region according to a local MP.

Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell says the chaos and disruption to Warrnambool's South West Healthcare, other regional hospitals, and Barwon Health could have been avoided.

Ms Britnell says the auditor general noted in May that Victoria's health systems were at risk of cyber security attacks.

She says the State Government gave a paltry amount of money to address it which amounted to almost nothing.

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Hospitals in Portland, Hamilton, Port Fairy, Warrnambool and Camperdown were among those impacted by the cyber attack.

They are still dealing with the issue however there is minimum or no impact on most hospital services.

It's not known how long it will be before all computer systems at Victoria's affected hospitals are back up and running at full capacity.

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