Community Update – April 20, 2022

Situation Report

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.

Alert level

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% () 15 ()
(0 in Intensive Care) ()
Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital 160% () 0    
Northwest Zone (region 4)     39 () 10 ()
Edmundston Regional Hospital 78% () 12 ()
(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% () 28 ()
(3 in Intensive Care) ()
Acadie-Bathurst Zone (region 6)     55 () 26 ()
Chaleur Regional Hospital 85% () 11 ()
(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.