Horizon’s health care services to be disrupted by CUPE strike (Oct. 30, 2021)

Horizon has activated its patient care plan at its Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, in Fredericton, Oromocto Public Hospital, Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph in Perth, Upper River Valley Hospital and Miramichi Regional Hospital in response to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1252 strike that was initiated today.

Horizon will continue to provide emergency and essential health care services to patients and clients throughout the strike, and emergency departments will remain open.

Horizon will continue to assess all health care services and will notify public if there is a change.

Patients and clients can also expect longer wait times across the health system throughout the strike.

  • Inpatient care is not affected. Horizon will continue to provide quality and safe care to all patients.
  • All visitation will be restricted. Designated Support Persons (DSPs) will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances, on a case-by-case basis.
  • Obstetrical Patients may enter through the Emergency Departments to proceed to the Labour & Delivery Unit.

COVID-19 Assessment and Vaccination clinics in Fredericton are closed, and the Assessment Centre in Hartland is also closed.

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre in Miramichi may experience delays in processing referrals for testing.

We ask the public not to come to the emergency department for COVID-19 Assessment testing, unless requested by Assessment centre staff.

We ask for your patience as we navigate the service disruptions caused by the CUPE strike. Please visit www.HorizonNB.ca for more information.

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For more information contact:

Kris McDavid
Media Relations