Tragic event at the Emergency Department of the Edmundston Regional Hospital

Edmundston, Monday, July 25, 2022 – It is with great sadness that Vitalité Health Network announces the death of a person at the Emergency Department of the Edmundston Regional Hospital on Sunday, July 24, 2022, following a tragic event. The person, who had been admitted to the Emergency Department, lost their life under unforeseeable and exceptional circumstances.

The Network confirms that no employees or members of the medical staff were injured during the incident. The Network also wishes to acknowledge the exemplary work and professionalism of its staff in handling this unfortunate incident.

The Network extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Patient and staff safety is the Network’s ultimate priority. For confidentiality purposes and due to the delicate nature of the incident, no further details can be provided to the public at this time. Rest assured that a comprehensive internal root cause assessment of the incident is underway. The Network also collaborates with police authorities and the coroner in their respective investigations.

Our thoughts are with the victim's family and loved ones as well as our brave staff at the Edmundston Regional Hospital.

—Dr. France Desrosiers
President and Chief Executive Officer