Ambulatory services and day surgeries being resumed at the Campbellton Regional Hospital
Campbellton, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 – Vitalité Health Network is announcing that some services not requiring hospitalization are being resumed at the Campbellton Regional Hospital.
As of Wednesday, November 27, 2019, ambulatory services (outpatient clinics) and day surgeries, that do not require hospitalization, will be once again provided at the Campbellton Regional Hospital. According to the President and CEO of the Network, Gilles Lanteigne, the measures announced last week are beginning to pay off. “The number of overflow patients has decreased significantly, which enables us to reopen certain services.”
As announced, the following temporary measures will remain in effect until Friday, November 29, 2019:
- The Obstetric-Gynecology Unit (deliveries) remains closed;
- The Surgical Suite remains closed for surgical procedures requiring hospitalization;
- Ambulances could be diverted to other hospital facilities;
- No new admissions are being accepted until further notice;
- Physicians in the community are not allowed to do any direct admissions.
Please note that the Emergency Department remains open for patients coming to see a doctor. The Network will provide an update later this week and will announce whether all services can be restored.
The number of alternate level of care (ALC) patients remains worrisome and high at the Campbellton Regional Hospital and justifies maintaining most exceptional measures in place. “We are continuing to work intensively with our partners to quickly find solutions and be able to provide safe alternatives to hospitalization for patients requiring placement in a nursing home,” Mr. Lanteigne concluded.