Community Update – April 20, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Vitalité Health Network is providing this situation report in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic. This report will be updated as needed, as the situation changes.
The consistently high number of COVID-19 cases is forcing the Network to maintain its preventive stance and remain at the red alert level. The measures taken to protect patients, designated support persons (DSPs) and health care workers remain unchanged in all Network facilities.
Health measures continue to be applied and followed within the Network, and we continue working with the Department of Health and Horizon Health Network to protect the public’s health and safety.
COVID-19 testing centres and rapid-test kits
COVID-19 testing continues and the Network’s testing centres remain open in all regions.
The provincial government recently made changes to the COVID-19 rapid-test kit distribution program. Anyone wanting a rapid-test kit, regardless of their age, can now get one provided they have COVID-19 symptoms, as per the new testing requirements set in early 2022.
To request a PCR test or a rapid-test kit, you must book an appointment on the provincial government site.
Visitors and designated support persons (DSPs)
General visits remain suspended. Eligible patients may receive visits from a fully vaccinated DSP, who must show proof of vaccination. Visit the Network’s website for the Guidelines for Visitors and DSPs.
The Network acknowledges that these restrictions are difficult for patients and families. They are in place to protect the safety of patients, DSPs and health care workers. The Network encourages people to use technology, whenever possible, to stay in contact with their loved ones in hospital.
|Facility||Bed occupancy rate *||
Number of COVID-19
patients hospitalized **
|Positive health care workers removed from work||Health care workers removed from work due to a contact|
|Beauséjour Zone (region 1)||58 ()||26 ()|
|Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont UHC||100% ()||
(0 in Intensive Care) ()
|Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital||160% ()||0|
|Northwest Zone (region 4)||39 ()||10 ()|
|Edmundston Regional Hospital||78% ()||
(1 in Intensive Care) ()
|Grand Falls General Hospital||85%||0|
|Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin||67% ()||0|
|Restigouche Zone (region 5)||20 ()||10|
|Campbellton Regional Hospital||87% ()||
(3 in Intensive Care) ()
|Acadie-Bathurst Zone (region 6)||55 ()||26 ()|
|Chaleur Regional Hospital||85% ()||
(0 in Intensive Care) ()
|Tracadie Hospital||103%||5 ()|
|Enfant-Jésus RHSJ† Hospital||142% ()||0|
|Lamèque Hospital and CHC||117% ()||0|
|Vitalité Health Network||93% ()||71 ()||172 ()||72 ()|
As of April 19, 2022
Trends based on previous report.
* This data takes into account the number of beds staffed and in operation.
** This data includes active COVID-19 inpatients being treated primarily for COVID-19 and active COVID-19 inpatients being treated primarily for other conditions.
For up-to-date information, please visit the Network's website or follow us on our social media platforms.
Thank you for your cooperation with our various measures, which are necessary to protect the safety of our patients, staff, physicians and communities.