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All clinical appointments at The McGill University Health Centre, seen here on Nov. 7, 2014, are cancelled for the rest of the day.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

One of Quebec’s largest health networks is asking anyone in need of urgent care to avoid its hospitals and clinics because of major problems with its computer systems.

The advisory applies to all McGill University Health Centre sites, including the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital and the Montreal General Hospital.

The health centre adds that all clinical appointments are cancelled for the rest of the day.

Although the computer problems were being resolved by early afternoon, the hospital said the situation remained “unstable” and maintained its decision to cancel scheduled appointments.

For those already hospitalized, care was being provided as usual.

The health centre has confirmed the problems were not the result of a cyberattack.

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