General visiting hours are from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Exceptions apply to some units. Your cooperation in this regard is greatly appreciated.
- Only two visitors are allowed at the same time.
- Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult and be authorized to visit.
- Calm must be maintained to help the patients rest.
Visits by family and friends help patients by lifting their spirits and speeding their recovery.
- Help patients with their personal care (e.g. washing their hair, rubbing their back);
- Help patients to eat and drink and to fill out their menu;
- Encourage patients;
- Keep patients company, read to them, etc.
Caregivers may sometimes give a family member permission to stay with a patient outside general visiting hours.
Visits may be limited or cancelled depending on a patient’s condition and whether visits are welcome or not. The Network may require a visitor to leave the premises at any time.
Visits may occasionally be suspended temporarily (e.g. to prevent the spread of infection).
Do not move a bedridden patient without speaking to the caregivers beforehand (to prevent the patient from being injured).
Never handle the patients’ supplies or equipment (to prevent damage or possible malfunctions).
Do not visit a patient if you:
- Are sick;
- Have a cough;
- Have a fever or the flu;
- Are feeling sick to your stomach, are vomiting, or are having diarrhea;
- Have a rash or skin lesions.
Wash your hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer:
- Before you enter a patient’s room and when you leave;
- If you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose;
- If you touch dirty objects or money;
- Before eating;
- After using the toilet.
Use a paper towel to shut the water off after you have dried your hands.
When visiting a patient in isolation:
- Check with the nursing station first;
- Follow the instructions posted on the door;
- Wear personal protective equipment.
It is prohibited to smoke or heat any tobacco, medicinal marijuana, or medicinal herbal product or to use any smoking device or e-cigarette / ENDS (electronic
nicotine delivery system) in the facilities or on the properties of the Network.
Visitors are advised not to wear scented personal products.
Alcohol and Drugs
Alcoholic drinks and illicit drugs are prohibited.
Your personal information is protected by New Brunswick legislation. Vitalité Health Network complies with this legislation.
Vitalité Health Network is supported by 10 foundations. Thanks to the public’s contributions and generosity, our foundations are able to fund a number of the Network’s initiatives. If you would like to donate to the Network, please contact one of our foundations.
Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital Foundation (Moncton):
Friends of Healthcare Foundation (Campbellton):
Edmundston Regional Hospital Foundation:
The Foundation of the Friends of the Grand Falls General Hospital Inc.:
Fondation Dr Romaric Boulay (Saint-Quentin):
Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation Inc. (Bathurst):
Fondation Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus Inc. 1988 (Caraquet):
La Fondation de l'Hôpital de Lamèque Inc.:
Fondation Les Amis de l'Hôpital de Tracadie Inc. (Tracadie-Sheila):
Les Ami.e.s de l'Hôpital Stella-Maris-de-Kent (Sainte-Anne-de-Kent):