Suspected ransomware attack hits Ross Memorial Hospital
Ross Memorial Hospital declared a Code Grey at 10:53 p.m. on Sunday, February 5 due to a suspected cybersecurity incident.
The hospital has retained third-party cybersecurity resources to work with technical experts to investigate the incident according to industry best practices.
“In the meantime, as high-quality patient care is our priority, we are managing our established protocols to maintain continued delivery of our critical hospital services. Our systems restoration plan is also ongoing, and we are communicating with our local, regional, and provincial partners regarding next steps,” a media release states.
Updates will be provided on their website at www.rmh.org, and via the hospital’s social media channels.
Patients with less urgent conditions are encouraged to consider alternate options for care such as their primary health care provider, pharmacist, after-hours clinic, virtual care, or by calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0007. After-hours clinics can often treat non-urgent and minor illnesses and ailments, such as earaches, sore throats or prescription refills.