Carle hospital phone service to be limited during weekend

URBANA — Phone service at Carle Foundation Hospital will be limited starting at 10 p.m. Saturday and into Sunday morning for scheduled maintenance, hospital officials said.

Inbound calls to Carle's main number, 383-3311, will be possible, but callers might experience busy signals and delays.

Cell phone service and the Carle website will remain fully functional.

For the limited phone service period, plans are in place to make sure patient care needs have been addressed and patient safety is ensured, according to the hospital. A system has been established for emergency communications, and select patient groups, public safety agencies and area health care providers have been notified of possible delays in calling.

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