Emergency Departments at Horizon’s regional hospitals are extremely short staffed this weekend and priority will be given to trauma and critical care patients. Patients with non-urgent medical issues may experience long wait times.

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Dr. Brian Wheelock

Chair - Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee
Member - Executive Committee

Dr. Brian Wheelock is a neurosurgeon who recently retired from his Saint John practice.

A former chief of staff for Horizon Health Network’s Saint John area, he is also a past chair of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and a former hospital accreditation surveyor with Accreditation Canada. He retains his interest in standards and patient safety as the chair of the Acute and Surgical Care Services Technical Committee of the Health Standards Organization.

Currently, Brian is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. He is an assistant professor of surgery at Dalhousie University and a tutor with Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.

Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Acadia University, and received his medical degree from Dalhousie University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

He lives in Rothesay with his wife, Anne, and has two children, Scott and Margie, and a granddaughter, Lucy.