Hospitals come to a ‘grinding halt' after computer crash

A NWHHS spokesman said Mount Isa was able to continue business as usual with no surgeries or patients affected.
A NWHHS spokesman said Mount Isa was able to continue business as usual with no surgeries or patients affected.

Hospitals around the state came to a “grinding halt” this morning after the Queensland Health computer system crashed. 

North West Star has been told the technology failure forced operating theaters and clinics around Queensland to temporarily shut down. 

A NWHHS spokesman said Mount Isa was able to continue business as usual with no surgeries or patients affected. 

 “This morning Queensland Health experienced a statewide IT issue,” a health spokeswoman said.

“All Queensland Health clinical systems have now been restored. There are no reported delays but Queensland Health will continue to monitor.

Hospital and Health Services implemented appropriate work arounds to minimise impacts during this morning’s incident,” she said.