Alberta Well being Providers says it’s experiencing a community outage, which is affecting a few of its providers throughout the province.
The company, which delivers well being care throughout Alberta, says EMS dispatch is functioning with backup procedures in place.
Calls to 911 aren’t affected. It says folks ought to proceed to name 911 in an emergency.
Some elective, non-urgent surgical procedures are being postponed till the outage is resolved, AHS mentioned on its web site.
“All sufferers shall be contacted straight and procedures rebooked as quickly as potential. Emergency and pressing surgical procedures are persevering with,” AHS mentioned.
Neighborhood lab providers are affected and lowered at some websites.
AHS says its groups are utilizing downtime procedures, that are instantly put into place if an digital system is not obtainable and ensures affected person care can proceed.
It says the Well being Hyperlink 811 line, which gives well being recommendation and data, is offered however the wait instances are anticipated to be longer than ordinary.
A brief AHS web site is offered at www.ahsnow.ca that can present updates as providers are restored.