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. Michael Perley

Chief of Staff, Upper River Valley area

Dr. Michael Perley has been Chief of Staff for Upper River Valley and the surrounding area since March 2020. Dr. Perley received his medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1980 and is a distinguished Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is a Family Medicine physician for the Woodstock and Tobique communities and participates in the obstetrical program at Horizon’s Upper River Valley Hospital. A current member of the Pharmacy Drugs and Therapeutics Committee for Health Canada, Dr. Perley is also a medical advisor for the Woodstock and Tobique First Nations, and a former president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick. A dedicated educator, Dr. Perley has been involved in teaching medical students and residents for Dalhousie and Memorial Universities since 1985, and is an examiner for the College of Family Physicians. He received the Order of New Brunswick in 2017, as well as Dalhousie University’s 2012 Family Physician of the Year Award.