COVID-19: Visitation permitted again at Edmundston Regional Hospital

Edmundston, Monday, January 4, 2021 – Vitalité Health Network is able to lift the visitation ban at Edmundston Regional Hospital.  

Visitation has been suspended since December 11, 2020 due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the facility and the Northwest Zone’s transition to the Orange level. According to the Network, the outbreak is now under control. “Therefore, we can now permit visitation again at Edmundston Regional Hospital, but still under certain restrictions, as in all our other facilities,” stated Dr. France Desrosiers, President and CEO of the Network.

General rules for inpatients visitors

Visits can occur between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily.

Patients are allowed to have one visitor at a time.  If a support person is required for a visitor, two visitors will be allowed at the same time. The visitor who requires support must inform the nursing unit.

Visitors must:

  • be 12 years of age or older;
  • always wear a medical mask during their visit;
  • comply will Public Health measures that are in place and must follow the facility’s infection control policies;
  • maintain physical distancing and limit their interactions with staff, patients and other visitors.
  • leave the patient's room when staff are conducting procedures;
  • can bring food and beverages to patients, but these cannot be placed in the hospital's fridges;
  • are not permitted to eat or drink during their visit as they must wear a medical mask at all times;
  • can bring books and magazines to patients, but these must not be shared with other patients

Staff may at any time limit the number of visitors or the duration of visits to ensure that physical distancing is observed.

Pets are not permitted.

Some exceptions apply.  The Network encourages the public to visit its Web page for full details on visitation restrictions in its facilities.