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Status Report: COVID-19 Outbreaks and Hospital Operations

(HORIZON) Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2021 -  Horizon remains in the Red alert phase of our pandemic response with COVID-related hospitalizations and a high number of staff being off-work due to COVID-19.

As a result, Horizon is continuing to postpone elective surgeries and non-urgent outpatient appointments so that staff from these areas can be temporarily reassigned to critical areas such as our Emergency Departments, ICUs, COVID inpatient units, as well as our assessment centres and vaccination clinics.

While these measures are far from ideal, they are necessary to ensure we can continue to provide safe and quality care to those who need it most.

Our hospitals are caring for higher volumes of COVID-positive inpatients than at any other point in the pandemic.

This requires extra resources and planning to ensure appropriate physical space for care and treatment of these patients, while mitigating the risk of spread to other areas of the hospital.

Urgent services, including oncology and chemotherapy treatment, are continuing during the Red phase.

Those who are uncertain about the status of their appointment should call ahead to the corresponding department.

We appreciate the patience and understanding of the public and patients while we continue to work through this challenging situation. 

Statistics (as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022)

Hospital occupancy

Facility name

Occupancy
%

ICU Occupancy %

The Moncton Hospital (TMH)

96%

87%

Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH)

93%

82%

Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (DECRH)

101%

75%

Miramichi Regional Hospital (MRH)

93%

100%

 

COVID Inpatients

Health Zone

COVID Inpatients

ICU COVID Inpatients

Zone 1

22

3

Zone 2

34

3

Zone 3

13

3

Zone 7

4

0

Horizon Total

73

9

 

COVID-positive Health Care Workers (HCWs) in Isolation

Health Zone

Positive HCWs

Zone 1

57

Zone 2

82

Zone 3

35

Zone 7

10

Horizon Total

184

 

Postponed Surgeries, Procedures and Appointments

 

Week of Jan. 17-21, 2022

Total Red Phase
(as of Jan. 25)

Surgeries Postponed

266

922

Lab, Diagnostic Imaging, Professional Services
appointments postponed

 

5,000

 

11,618

Hospital COVID Outbreaks

 

As of Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, we are reporting outbreak measures in the following units:

The Moncton Hospital

  • 5100 - Family Practice and Geriatric Unit
  • 4100 - Neurosciences and Surgical Unit
  • 4600 - Family Practice and Stroke Unit
  • 2600 - Labour and Birth Unit
  • 3400 - Cardiac Stepdown Unit
  • 6600 - Orthopaedics

Saint John Regional Hospital

  • 3CS - Orthopedics/Urology
  • 4BS - Neurosciences
  • 5CS - Family Medicine
  • 3AN - Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • 3CN - General Surgery
  • 4CN - Internal Medicine
  • 4DN - Psychiatry
  • 4AN/4BN - Transitional Care
  • 5AN - Cardiac Stepdown

Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital

  • Transitional Care/ALC Unit
  • 2SE - Psychiatry

 St. Joseph's Hospital

  • 6th floor Restorative Care Unit
  • Cognitive Assessment Management (CAM) Unit

Ridgewood Veterans Wing

  • Victory Lane
  • Liberty Lane

Oromocto Public Hospital

  • MED 1 ALC Unit

Visitor Information and Hospital Access

There are NO SOCIAL VISITORS ALLOWED in our hospitals. Some exceptions to these visitor restrictions are in place for patients who are eligible for a Designated Support Person.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics 

We are strongly urging all New Brunswickers to book an appointment as soon as possible to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Click  here to schedule an appointment in your area. If you are unable to book an appointment online or have questions, call 1-833-437-1424.

Request for Volunteer Support

Horizon is working with our health care partners to manage these needs and will continue to work with the Government of New Brunswick to onboard members of the public who have offered assistance as the need arises.

Horizon is thankful for the support we have received, and we are doing our best to respond to everyone in a timely fashion. There has been a significant amount of interest for which we are very thankful and we are processing based on immediate need.

We will collaborate with government and our partners and reach out in the future, as the needs are identified for specific areas. 

 

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