Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues to experience a network outage, which is impacting some services across the province.

EMS dispatch is functioning with back-up procedures and calls to 911 are not affected. In an emergency, people should continue to call 911.

Our teams are currently using downtime procedures, which are immediately put in place if an electronic system isn’t available. This ensures we can continue to provide patient care.

As a precaution, AHS is postponing some elective, non-urgent surgeries until the outage is resolved. All patients will be contacted directly, and procedures rebooked as soon as possible. Emergency and urgent surgeries are continuing.

Community lab services are also being impacted and will be reduced at some sites. Urgent results are communicated by fax and/or telephone.

Health Link 811 continues to be available in a limited capacity. Wait times will be longer than usual as we restore full service.

We continue to work on restoring services as soon as possible.

**with information provided by AHS