Community Update – November 12, 2021

Situation Report

Friday, November 12, 2021

Vitalité Health Network is providing this situation report in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the strike action by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). This report will be updated as needed, as the situation changes.

Strike Action by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE): service levels increasing

The situation continues to improve across Vitalité Health Network facilities following the return to work of several CUPE health care workers.

Over the past few days, the Network has begun to gradually increase ambulatory care, medical imaging and surgical services.

Patients who have an appointment may present for their appointment at the scheduled date and time. The Network will contact the patients whose appointment must be postponed.

The Network prioritizes the health and safety of patients, staff and physicians when establishing service levels.

Ban on visits maintained

The Network remains on high alert and visits are prohibited in all our hospitals.

We recognize that these restrictions are difficult for patients and their families. Exceptions are allowed on a case-by-case basis for designated support persons.

Please visit the Network’s website for more information.

Infection control measures still in place

Given the risk of community transmission and the high number of cases per 100,000 residents in some areas of the province, the Network is maintaining high levels of protection in all its facilities. Screening upon entry at service points, hand sanitization, wearing a mask and physical distancing continue to be closely monitored.

These measures are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the health and safety of Network patients, employees and physicians.

COVID-19-related services

All Network services related to the COVID-19 pandemic are operational:

  • Testing clinics;
  • Vaccination clinics;
  • Rapid test kit pick-up locations.

The Network reminds everyone that information is updated on an ongoing basis and invites the public to consult its website and social media regularly.


Facility Bed occupancy rate Number of COVID-19
patients hospitalized
Number of health care workers removed from work
Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont UHC 110% 2 (none in ICU)  
Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital 135% 0  
Edmundston Regional Hospital 88% 1 (none in ICU)  
Grand Falls General Hospital 85% 0  
Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin 100% 0  
Campbellton Regional Hospital 113% 0  
Chaleur Regional Hospital 89% 1 (none in ICU)  
Tracadie Hospital 102% 0  
Enfant-Jésus RHSJ† Hospital 125% 0  
Lamèque Hospital and CHC 108% 0  
Vitalité Health Network 101% 4 13

(As of November 12, 2021)

Vaccination rates of health care workers

Vaccination rates of Network health care workers have increased considerably over the past weeks. The Network would like to extend a heartfelt thank you.

Network Overview

Fully vaccinated rate
(2 doses)
91% Vaccination rate for the first dose 93%

Percentage of fully vaccinated health care workers by facility

Beauséjour Zone (region 1) Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont UHC 93%
Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital 94%
Nord-Ouest Zone (region 4) Edmundston Regional Hospital 93%
Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph de Saint-Quentin 81%
Grand Falls General Hospital 84%
Restigouche Zone (region 5) Campbellton Regional Hospital 93%
Restigouche Hospital Centre 86%
Acadie-Bathurst Zone (region 6) Chaleur Regional Hospital 94%
Enfant-Jésus RHSJ† Hospital 96%
Tracadie Hospital 94%
Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre 96%

(As of November 9, 2021)

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Thank you for your cooperation while we protect the safety of our patients, clients, employees and communities.