Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre

General Info

The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre (DGLDUHC), located in the heart of the City of Moncton, is the lead facility of the Beauséjour Zone (Kent and Southeastern New Brunswick region) of Vitalité Health Network.

This 302-bed hospital provides primary, specialized, and tertiary (more complex) care using cutting-edge technology. It provides services in both official languages. The DGLDUHC serves patients from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. 

A 65-bed lodge welcomes cancer patients originating from outside the immediate Moncton area.

The DGLDUHC is a provincial referral centre for its highly specialized services. As a teaching and research hospital, it maintains close ties with a number of the country’s universities and colleges.

Hours of operation

The DGLDUHC is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but some entrances and exits are not accessible at night. The Emergency Department is always open.

Emergency and patient care units: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Ambulatory care clinics: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Oncology Centre: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Ambulatory Dialysis Clinic: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday
Day Centre: 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Same day surgery admissions: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Outpatient services are closed on statutory holidays.

Visiting hours

The purpose of the visiting hours policy is to promote patient recovery within an environment that respects the right to privacy.

General visiting hours are from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. In some units, the hours vary.

A patient’s care plan, prepared in collaboration with the care team, patient, and family, includes participation by the family in the patient’s care, if possible.

This means that depending on the patient’s needs, a family member could be at the patient’s bedside outside regular visiting hours.

General visiting hours:

  • From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Two visitors at a time
  • Children under 12 accompanied by an adult

Psychiatry: 

  • Weekdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Weekends and statutory holidays: general visiting hours

Obstetrics:

  • Spouse and children: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Other visitors: general visiting hours

Intensive Care/Concentrated Care:

  • 10 minutes per hour
  • Family members and significant others only

Pediatrics:

  • Parents or substitutes: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Other visitors: general visiting hours

Palliative Care:

  • Immediate family and significant others: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Other visitors: general visiting hours

Each unit has a lounge for visitors. For further information, speak to the unit staff.
 
Visits may be limited or cancelled depending on a patient’s condition; some patients also prefer not to have visitors.

The Network reserves the right to limit visits in a unit or facility under extraordinary circumstances (e.g. to limit the spread of an infectious disease). The general public will be notified of these changes.

Information for visitors

No scent policy
Visitors are advised not to wear highly scented personal products.

No smoking policy
Smoking inside our facilities is prohibited. There are designated smoking areas outside. Staff can inform you about this.

Alcohol and drugs 
Alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs are prohibited.

Gift shop
The hospital’s gift shop is located at the main entrance. It offers a range of gifts, cards, books and magazines, personal items, and snacks.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Statutory holidays, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The shop’s profits go to the facility in support of various projects.

Snack bar/Cafeteria
There is a snack bar (counter service) at the main entrance offering various food products (hot and cold).

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to midnight
Saturdays, Sundays, and statutory holidays, from 7:30 a.m. to midnight

La Terrasse cafeteria provides food services on the second floor of the hospital facility consisting of daily specials, soups, sandwiches, beverages, etc.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
No service on Saturdays and Sundays

Vending machines with food products are located at the entrance to the cafeteria.

Automated banking machine
There is an automated banking machine at the main entrance.

Flowers
To comply with the no scent policy, it is important to avoid ordering highly scented flowers. As well, flowers and plants are prohibited in sectors treating patients with weakened immune systems (e.g. Oncology, Intensive Care, and Pediatrics).

Sending comforting messages to patients
Friendly e-mails can be sent to hospital inpatients through Volunteer Services, which handles the messages confidentially and delivers them to the patients. 

To send your e-mail 

Cell phone use
The use of cell phones is prohibited, since these devices can create interference affecting medical equipment.

Lost and found
Found items are brought to the Security Department.

Accommodation
Low-cost accommodation is possible depending on availability for people wishing to remain in Moncton during a loved one’s hospital stay. For further information, speak to the unit staff.
     
Public telephones
Public telephones are located at the main entrance. 

Free direct lines to local taxi companies are available.

Amenities for inpatients

Cell phone use
The use of cell phones is prohibited, since these devices can create interference affecting medical equipment.

Telephone service
Most inpatients can obtain a private telephone line for a charge. Check with the hospital staff to obtain this service.

Internet access
Free Internet access is available on some nursing units. Access must be requested. When an access request is accepted, the patient receives written directions and a temporary password. Check with the unit staff.

Automated banking machine
There is an automated banking machine at the main entrance.

Gift shop
The hospital’s gift shop is located at the main entrance. It offers a range of gifts, cards, books and magazines, personal items, and snacks.

Snack bar
There is a snack bar (counter service) at the main entrance offering a whole range of food items (hot and cold).

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to midnight
Saturdays, Sundays, and statutory holidays, from 7:30 a.m. to midnight


Contact us

506-862-4000       
For further information: info@vitalitenb.ca

Services
Visiting Hours

Since September 1, 2017, close family and friends can visit their loved ones at all times.

How to get there

The university hospital centre is located between Mountain Road and Wheeler Boulevard (Highway 15).

The hospital centre is wheelchair accessible.

Parking


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Parking spaces have also been reserved for people with disabilities.

A few emergency parking spaces are available near the entrance to the Emergency Department. These spaces are only used to drop off patients needing emergency services. They are available for a maximum of 15 minutes. Users must move to the public parking as soon as possible.

Rates

$1.75 per hour or portion of an hour
$7.75 per day

The parking must be paid in cash.

It is possible to purchase 7-day and 30-day parking passes. These are only available from the gift shop (DGLDUHC main entrance).

Public Transport

Codiac Transpo buses 64 and 64B stop at the DGLDUHC, at the bus shelter on Université Street.

For further information on public transportation, click here: http://www.codiactranspo.ca.

Our Team

The DGLDUHC has over:

  • 180 physicians;
  • 2,000 employees;
  • 315 volunteers.
History

1922

At the request of Monsignor Henri Cormier, parish priest for the Francophone community in Moncton, Sister Angèle-de-Brescia and three other nuns from the Montreal convent Soeurs de la Providence established a 17-bed hospital called the Hôtel-Dieu de l’Assomption at 54-56 Church Street.

1928

Official opening of the new Hôtel-Dieu on Providence Street with a capacity of 125 beds.

1930

Foundation of the first medical board for the Hôtel-Dieu with Dr. Louis Napoléon Bourque as Chairman.
The first class graduated from the School of Nursing.

1952

Creation of the first advisory committee for the Hôtel-Dieu with Calixte Savoie as Chairman.

1956

The new wing of the Hôtel-Dieu was unveiled, bringing the hospital’s capacity to 188 beds.

1967

Purchase of the Hôtel-Dieu by the Province of New Brunswick. The Sœurs de la Providence left after 45 years of service.
The hospital was renamed the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Regional Hospital, in memory of a great Acadian doctor and Health Minister who died in 1966.

1975

Inauguration of the new Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital with a capacity of 273 beds. The Pavillon Hôtel-Dieu was home to many medical and support services.

1977

Confirmation of the role of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital as a regional hospital and referral centre for Francophones throughout New Brunswick.

1981

Establishment of a medical education department for medical students, interns, and residents.

1989

First annual campaign for the Tree of Hope.

1991

Inauguration of the new wing, which brought the capacity of the hospital to 423 beds.

1992

Creation of the Beauséjour Hospital Corporation to operate the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital, the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital, and the Shediac Regional Medical Centre.

The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital is designated as a teaching hospital, affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Sherbrooke.

1993

The Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre for cancer treatment opened.

The Mgr. Henri-Cormier Lodge opened with a capacity of 45 patients.

1997

The Providence School of Nursing (École d'enseignement infirmier Providence) closed after 70 years of existence and 1,331 graduates. The 75th anniversary of the hospital’s founding was celebrated and a commemorative book by Claude Bourque entitled Rêves de visionnaires was published.

1998

A tripartite agreement between the Beauséjour Hospital Corporation, the Université de Moncton, and the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick – Campbellton Campus lead to the development of a new bachelor of science program in radiology technology. This four-year program was the first French-language program of its kind in Canada.

1999

The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital was designated as the lead hospital during the VIIIe Sommet de la Francophonie.

2002

The Government of New Brunswick replaced the hospital corporations with regional health authorities. With this change, the Beauséjour Hospital Corporation became the Beauséjour Regional Health Authority (Zone 1B).

2008

The Government of New Brunswick merged the eight regional health authorities into two new regional health authorities (RHAs). The Beauséjour Regional Health Authority became an integral part of Regional Health Authority A. 

2010

Regional Health Authority A adopted the name Vitalité Health Network.

The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital received a university hospital centre designation from the Provincial Government.  The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital thus became the first and to date the only health facility to obtain this designation in New Brunswick. This designation is a result of a partnership with the Université de Moncton, the Université de Sherbrooke, and the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick.

2012

Official opening of new radiation therapy treatment rooms at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre.

These rooms are equipped with linear accelerators offering patients new treatment modalities. This major project, valued at $14.4 million, had been undertaken in 2007.

2013

Signature of an affiliation agreement between Vitalité Health Network and the Université de Moncton, which officially defines the collaboration and cooperation arrangements between the two institutions in health teaching and research. The agreement is designed to better meet health professionals’ training needs in French.

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