Campbellton Regional Hospital: temporary interruption of obstetrical and pediatric services

Campbellton, Friday, May 31, 2019 – Vitalité Health Network informs the people of the Restigouche region that the obstetrical (delivery) and pediatric services provided at the Campbellton Regional Hospital will temporarily be interrupted temporarily, from June 5 through 12, 2019, due to a shortage of medical resources.

These services will be interrupted from Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 8 a.m. until Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 8 a.m. The Network made extensive efforts to find locum (substitute) doctors to provide coverage but was unsuccessful. However, the President and CEO of the Network, Gilles Lanteigne, explains that the provision of care to patients will be maintained. “Pregnant women will be able to have their baby at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, in Bathurst, and young patients requiring specialized pediatric care will also be directed to that hospital facility,” he stated.

Despite this temporary interruption, pregnant women will still be able to go the Campbellton Regional Hospital to get an assessment and receive basic services.

Pregnant women in the Restigouche region who have questions or concerns regarding this can call 506-789-5068. Nurses will be able to answer their questions or concerns.

The Network regrets any inconvenience that this situation could cause and reminds the public that this is a temporary situation.