Barwon Health’s website has been taken down after it was apparently hacked on Tuesday morning.
The Victorian health service’s website was replaced by a pro-Palestinian message claiming the website was hacked by Akram Stelle.
It also played an audio message questioning various religions.
That message has since been replaced by a message saying the website was “down for urgent maintenance”.
In a statement, Barwon Health said patients’ medical records were not at risk, because the site is hosted by an external service, with no access to sensitive information.
“This morning, the provider’s hosting service was compromised, along with a number of other websites using this server,” a spokeswoman said.
“We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and we are working with our service provider to rectify this issue.”