Community Update – March 10, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 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 and public health measures remain in effect
The Network will remain at the red level until further notice, i.e. even after the province’s public health measures and mandatory order are lifted on Monday, March 14, 2022.
For now, the protection measures in place for patients, designated support persons (DSPs) and health care workers will remain in effect in our facilities. Hospitalizations and the number of health care workers who must be withdrawn from the workplace due to COVID-19 remain high.
It is important to protect the most vulnerable individuals and our health care workers. This is why the protection measures in effect within the health care system must be lifted gradually and carefully. The Network is monitoring the situation closely and working with the Department of Health and Horizon Health Network to plan the next steps in our health protection measures.
Service levels are stable and are being adjusted based on the epidemiology and the local human resource conditions. For the latest updates, visit the Network’s website and social media accounts frequently (Facebook and Twitter).
Visitors and designated support persons
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 Designated Support Persons.
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.
Access to point of service
Controls remain in place at the entrances to our points of service. Patients and DSPs entering our facilities must answer safety questions on COVID-19 symptoms, disinfect their hands, maintain physical distancing and wear the medical mask provided at all times.
COVID-19 testing centre
COVID-19 testing continues and the Network’s testing centres remain open in all regions.
Laboratory (PCR) tests are reserved for symptomatic individuals 50 years of age and over and other priority groups.
Rapid-test kits are reserved for symptomatic individuals under 50 years of age who are not in priority groups.
To request a PCR test or rapid-test kit, you must book an appointment on the provincial government website.
|Facility||Bed occupancy rate||
Number of COVID-19
|Positive health care workers removed from work||Health care workers removed from work due to a contact|
|Beauséjour Zone (region 1)||66 ()||26 ()|
|Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont UHC||108% ()||
(1 in Intensive Care) ()
|Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital||140% ()||0|
|Northwest Zone (region 4)||37 ()||16 ()|
|Edmundston Regional Hospital||85% ()||5 ()|
|Grand Falls General Hospital||100%||0|
|Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin||100% ()||0|
|Restigouche Zone (region 5)||23 ()||12 ()|
|Campbellton Regional Hospital||96%||
(1 in Intensive Care) ()
|Restigouche Hospital Centre||(N/A)||1|
|Acadie-Bathurst Zone (region 6)||50 ()||22 ()|
|Chaleur Regional Hospital||92% ()||
(4 in Intensive Care) ()
|Tracadie Hospital||106% ()||0|
|Enfant-Jésus RHSJ† Hospital||108% ()||0|
|Lamèque Hospital and CHC||108% ()||0|
|Vitalité Health Network||99% ()||36 ()||176 ()||76 ()|
(As of March 10, 2022)
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.