Community Update – November 12, 2021
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.
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
|Number of health care workers removed from work|
|Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont UHC||110%||2 (none in ICU)|
|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)|
|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.
Fully vaccinated rate
|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%|
|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%|
|Lamèque Hospital and Community Health Centre||96%|
(As of November 9, 2021)
Please visit www.vitalitenb.ca and follow us on our social media platform for current information.
Thank you for your cooperation while we protect the safety of our patients, clients, employees and communities.