The Network asks to reduce overnight Emergency Department visits at Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital

Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, Friday, November 12, 2021 – Vitalité Health Network asks that the public limit overnight visits to the Emergency department of Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital, except in cases of an emergency. This temporary measure is due to a lack of medical staff in this hospital’s facility.

Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital, this will be in effect:
From Friday, November 12, to Tuesday, November 16, 2021, between 12 p.m. (midnight) and 8 a.m.

The Emergency Department will remain available for people who need urgent care and who wish to see a doctor. However, the Network asks that people whose health condition is not critical see their family doctor, see their community pharmacist, or call Tele-Care (811).

People who still come to the Emergency Department for non-urgent reasons may be referred to another hospital or asked to return the next day if their condition permits.

Some ambulances heading to this hospital may be redirected to another hospital facility during the period following an initial assessment of the patient by the nursing staff.

The Network thanks the public for their valuable co-operation.