CUPE Strike: Daily Status Report (as of Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.)

Impacted Services
The following Horizon services were affected by the CUPE strike on November 2:
1408 patient appointments or procedures cancelled.
35 surgeries cancelled. 
Hospital Services
Horizon will continue to provide quality and safe care to all inpatients.
Visitor restrictions remain in place.
Designated Support Persons (DSPs) are welcome to Horizon facilities upon approval, and as scheduled with the patient unit.
Due to lack of access to COVID-19 testing, unvaccinated DSPs will only be allowed to enter on a case-by-case basis.
Unless you have been notified by Horizon that your surgery/procedure/appointment remains in place, it is cancelled.
All oncology and dialysis treatments will continue.
Some elective and day surgeries are cancelled.
All ambulatory care clinics, laboratory services and diagnostic/medical imaging exams are cancelled unless you have been notified by the department your appointment remains in place.
All therapeutic services (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, audiology) are cancelled unless you have been notified by the department your appointment remains in place.
Obstetrical patients can enter using the main door during the day and use the emergency department door afterhours.
Physician offices located outside of a Horizon facility are not affected by the strike. 
Community Health Centres
Horizon’s Community Health Centres, Health Centres, and Addiction and Mental Health Services are operating, but with limited services.
Please present for your appointment as bookedand be patient with any increased wait times for screening and registration. Phone services are limited.
The following facilities in Fredericton and Saint John are closed and appointments are cancelled:
Fredericton Southside Health Centre
Saint John
Uptown Saint John Health Centre
HOPE Wellness Centre
Marketplace Wellness Centre 
Blood and Specimen Collection services in the community continue, but capacity is significantly reduced.
Pediatric immunization clinics through public health are continuing, but there are some reductions in PH services. 
Vaccination Clinics
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Nov. 2 in Oromocto, Woodstock and Miramichi are proceeding today, by appointment. No walk-in capacity 
Assessment Centres
Due to the CUPE strike, all COVID-19 Assessment Centres are closed except for Miramichi which is operating at reduced capacity.
In areas where Assessment Centres are closed, Public Health is contacting higher risk patients and diverting them elsewhere for testing.
Other patient referrals for testing are on hold in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John. They will be processed based on priority level and the capacity available in our system. 
Lab/Specimen Collection
Anticipate processing delays. 
POCT test kit pickup sites (Hub/Mobile)
Rapid screening kits will be available for pickup at Horizon’s permanent locations