Miramichi area residents urged to consider care options Saturday

MIRAMICHI – Horizon’s Miramichi Regional Hospital (MRH) Emergency Department (ED) will be experiencing a critical shortage of staff on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Because of this, Horizon is requesting those with non-urgent medical needs to consider alternate options for care, such as visiting an after-hours clinic, consulting with a pharmacist or booking a virtual appointment through E-Visit NB.

Please remember: our ED teams are always there to treat patients in an emergency!

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department.

Patients with non-urgent medical issues will experience long wait times as we prioritize the sickest and most vulnerable patients.

The following after-hours clinics are available in the Miramichi area:

  • Miramichi East After Hours Clinic (4 Johnson Ave.) – Open Monday to Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment, please call 778-9942 or visit: https://bit.ly/3PCyhDM
  • Newcastle After Hours Clinic (250 Pleasant St.) – Open Monday to Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.

If residents are unsure if their medical condition is urgent, please call Tele-Care 811 to discuss the type of medical attention needed.

Horizon remains committed to providing safe and quality care, and we are actively working to recruit physicians and nurses to the communities we serve to reduce temporary closures and resume services. This is currently one of Horizon’s top priorities. Further details about Horizon’s plan and its four priority areas are available at HorizonNB.ca.

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For more information contact:

Kris McDavid

Media Relations