The Network is adjusting to the transition to phase orange in the Moncton and Campbellton areas
Bathurst, Saturday, October 10, 2020 – The transition to phase orange in Zones 1 (Moncton region) and 5 (Campbellton region) announced by the provincial government yesterday has resulted in an increased alert level and changes to the services offered by Vitalité Health Network’s facilities located in these territories.
Visits are not permitted at the Campbellton Regional Hospital, the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital and the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, EXCEPT in the following cases:
• Visits to the Obstetrics, Pediatrics 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 (on at a time), except in exceptional cases where one of the visitors would require assistance to go to the patient’s bedside.
Visits are also not permitted at the Restigouche Hospital Centre. As for the other Network hospitals, visits are permitted but with certain restrictions. Consult the Network's website (www.vitalitenb.ca) for more details.
Temporary reduction in ambulatory services and elective surgeries
In accordance with the provisions of Phase Orange of the New Brunswick Recovery Plan, certain ambulatory services and elective surgeries are being temporarily reduced at the Campbellton Regional Hospital and the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. Ambulatory services are also being reduced at St. Joseph Community Health Centre in Dalhousie and at the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital. The Network will communicate with patients who are affected by these measures. These temporary reductions are in effect until further notice. The Network is assessing the situation on an ongoing basis in order to adjust its operations to be able to deal with an influx of patients with COVID-19.
Employees in isolation
The Network confirms that 20 of its employees from the Restigouche region and 5 of its employees from the Moncton are currently in isolation, either because they have COVID-19 or were found to be close contacts through Public Health’s contact tracing.
The Network apologizes for any inconvenience that these temporary closures may cause and would like to thank the public for their understanding.