Toronto hospital network issues ‘code grey’ as digital systems go down – CBC

Patients arriving at UHN hospitals on Tuesday should expect delays, network says

Jan 09, 2023

A major Toronto hospital network said its digital systems went down on Monday and it was working to investigate what was causing the outage.

The University Health Network issued a “code grey” — a hospital code for system failure — but released few other details about what happened.

“UHN is experiencing outages in our digital systems across our networks,” said spokeswoman Gillian Howard.

Clinical areas are using “downtime procedures” at the moment, she said.

Later Monday evening, the UHN issued a series of tweets on behalf of Howard, noting there may be “challenges reaching some departments across the network” as it restores service.

The tweets also warned that patients arriving at its hospitals on Tuesday should expect delays.

“As usual, the safety of our patients is our highest priority. We will update on the situation as things progress,” the tweets concluded.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ont-uhn-1.6708319

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