Wait times at Logan Hospital reportedly reached up to five hours today due to a state-wide computer outage.

The outage is now over, but for 8.5 hours staff at 23 Queensland hospitals relied on pen-and-paper recordings because the hospitals’ electronic medical record system malfunctioned.

Healthcare workers discovered they were unable to log-in to the record sytem at around 8am this morning.

The issue persisted until 5pm.

Queensland Health said in a statement it was “not aware of any direct patient safety impacts as a result”.

“A post-incident review analysis to understand the cause of the issue, and steps to prevent it occurring again in the future, will take place over coming days,” the statement read.

 

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