"Major" computer problems at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have forced it to cancel all appointments and turn away patients today.\nIt's neither clear what caused the problem nor when the hospital will restore normal service.\nThis is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events to befall the sprawling complex at Vendôme station.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has cancelled all clinical and emergency appointments today due to a "computer systems error." MUHC hospital authorities are asking patients to visit another hospital for any emergencies.\nAccording to a press release, the MUHC is "is taking all necessary measures to ensure patient safety." In the afternoon, the MUHC announced that some systems are "gradually returning to normal" but that "the situation remains unstable".\nIf you had an emergency appointment this afternoon, you are required to go to another hospital. The nearest hospitals are the Montreal Jewish and the Montreal General. There are also numerous clinics and CLSCs in the area.\nKeep in mind that waiting times will be increased exponentially should there be a huge patient influx.\nThe cause of the MUHC's computer malfunction is currently unknown. The hospital's emergency services function on this system which is why they had to cancel all appointments today.\nThe MUHC's emergency centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hospital's website is also currently down. Anyone with a pressing issue can call the MUHC at 514-934-1934.\nThe hospital will release updates on their social media accounts.\nThe hospital was completed in 2015 after years of construction problems. The MUHC went over-budget and cost Quebec taxpayers $1.3 billion.\nView this post on Instagram Le site Glen du Centre universitaire de santé McGill est un des établissements hospitaliers et de recherche les plus modernes en Amérique du Nord. Joignez-vous à nous pour une des visites guidées gratuites d’une heure qui se tiendront aux dates suivantes à 13 h 30 : 4 et 18 avril • 2 et 16 mai • 6 et 20 juin • 5 et 19 septembre • 3 et 17 octobre • 7 et 21 novembre. Les visites sont parrainées par Les amis du CUSM (Friends of the MUHC). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Vous découvrirez l’immense complexe (portez des souliers confortables!), comprendrez mieux l’intégration réfléchie de l’art pour créer un environnement propice à la guérison et apprendrez des faits historiques intéressants au sujet des hôpitaux fondateurs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nous nous rencontrons à la bannière des Amis du CUSM de l’autre côté du bureau de la sécurité au niveau RC de l’hôpital Royal Victoria du site Glen. Réservez votre visite en nous envoyant un courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org …ou joignez-vous tout simplement à nous! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ———— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Glen site of the McGill University Health Centre is one of the most modern hospitals and research facilities in North America. Join us for a free guided one-hour tour held on the following dates at 1:30 pm : April 4, 18 • May 2, 16 • June 6, 20 • September 5, 19 • October 3, 17 • November 7, 21. The tours are sponsored by the Friends of the MUHC ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You’ll explore the beautiful sprawling complex (wear comfortable shoes!), learn about the thoughtful integration of art to help create a healing environment, and learn some of the history behind the founding hospitals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We meet at The Friends of the MUHC banner opposite the security desk on the RC level of the Glen site’s Royal Victoria Hospital. Book your tour by emailing us at email@example.com... or just join us! A post shared by CUSM | MUHC (@cusm_muhc) on Apr 3, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT\nThe former CEO of the MUHC was also caught committing fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering with SNC-Lavalin after he was given over $22 million in "consulting fees" by the firm before he awarded them the contract. He is awaiting extradition in Panama after he fled the country and was arrested by INTERPOL agents.\nThe two former CEOs of SNC-Lavalin were given 51 months in prison and 6 months house arrest, respectively, after pleading guilty to charges of bribery.\nREAD ALSO: Millennials Might Actually Be Able To Afford A Unit In Montreal's Largest-Ever Condo Tower\nNot only that, but ever since it opened, the MUHC reportedly has terrible handicap accessibility (remember — it's a hospital), water damage in the parking garage, and numerous electrical problems.\nFurthermore, the hospital has made numerous budget cuts and is running an $8.8-million deficit in 2019. The Montreal Gazette reports that fundraising revenues also dropped by almost 30% in 2018 after a ton of negative publicity.\nView this post on Instagram 🎉🦠🧬The MUHC is proud to be ranked fourth in Research Infosource's prestigious list of Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals. Thanks to the excellence associated with its Research Institute, the MUHC keeps its position as the leading #research hospital in #Quebec! #RIMUHC #researchisinourblood #nousavonslarecherchedanslesang A post shared by CUSM | MUHC (@cusm_muhc) on Nov 13, 2018 at 10:18am PST\nAnd today, this computer systems error that has paralyzed all emergency services.\nNeedless to say, the MUHC has seen its fair share of issues these past few years. Will they ever end?\nWe'll update this article as more information is released.