Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury was hit with a virus in its Information Technology system early Wednesday morning, January 16, 2019. While the virus has been isolated, all systems have been taken off line as a precautionary measure. A full system assessment is underway and once completed, systems will be restored.
The Temiskaming Hospital, along with almost all hospitals in North Eastern Ontario, receive its Information Technology systems and services through a partnership with HSN. As a result, the Temiskaming Hospital’s systems have been taken off line as well. The hospital activated its System Downtime Protocol, which means that all services and procedures are proceeding in manual mode at this point in time. Patients will experience delays in all areas of the hospital, including Emergency, Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory.
“The situation is magnified because we are experiencing 100% occupancy today.” said Hospital CEO Mike Baker. “Extra staff have been brought in where possible to ensure patients continue to be handled in a safe and timely manner. Our team is rising to the challenge once again.”
The staff appreciate your patience and understanding while working through this difficult situation.