Rogers outage affect radiation treatments at Niagara hospitals


Published July 8, 2022 at 4:51 pm

Niagara Health announced in the early afternoon that anyone today (July 8) with radiation therapy appointments would have them rescheduled as their systems have been affected by the Rogers’ outage.

Niagara Health is currently impacted by the Rogers cellular service disruption. At this time, oncology patients with radiation therapy appointments scheduled for today are impacted and their appointments will be rescheduled at the earliest opportunity,” said the health unit in a tweet.

Also any Niagara resident who is a Rogers’ customer and couldn’t connect with their virtual appointment would likewise be rescheduled.

“If you are a Rogers customer and cannot connect to your virtual appointment today, a member of our team will reach out to rebook the appointment,” tweeted Niagara Health.

They added any patients requiring emergency radiation treatment would be redirected to Hamilton Health Sciences.

At every Niagara hospital, debit machines were down for those making purchases and payments for food, pharmacy and services.

Niagara Health staff and physicians were also affected by some communication issues related to cell service.

The hospital’s main phone line is working at 905-378-4647, but people are asked to limit calls to urgent calls only.

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