UPDATE: Interior Health says Kelowna General Hospital’s phone system has been restored.
Interior Health made the announcement at 11:30 a.m., adding they are working with Telus to determine if further repairs are needed for system stability.
Not long after reporting that KGH had phone issues, Interior Health said a bypass had been set up, which allowed callers to get through.
Interior Health says phone lines are down at Kelowna General Hospital, but that services are not being impacted.
Noting that phone calls to the hospital may not go through at this time, Interior Health says it is working with Telus to address the problem as quickly as possible.
Interior Health added that some of its sites in the Okanagan are also being impacted.
Anyone with emergency health care needs are asked to phone 911 or to visit KGH’s emergency department.