Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont UHC: temporary service reductions, visits suspended

Moncton, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre is moving to a higher alert level because of an outbreak of COVID-19 in a Moncton special care home.  Vitalité Health Network announces the temporary reduction of certain services as well as a suspension of visits throughout the hospital facility. 

According to the President and CEO, these measures must be applied without delay to be able to react quickly.  “We must have enough flexibility to be ready to face anything that may arise in a context where there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in Moncton,” he said.

Temporary reduction of some services: elective surgeries and ambulatory services

Elective surgeries and some ambulatory services will be reduced temporarily.  The Network will contact the patients who are affected by these measures. 

Visits are suspended throughout the hospital

Visits are suspended throughout the hospital, except in these cases:

  • Visits to the Obstetric, Pediatric and Palliative Care (end-of-life) units are restricted to one designated visitor per patient.
  • As for patients who will receive medical assistance in dying, the presence of two designated visitors is allowed (one at a time), except in exceptional cases where one of the visitors would require assistance to go to the patient’s bedside.

The Network apologizes for any inconvenience that these temporary interruptions may cause and would like to thank the public for understanding.