Progress being made on nursing recruitment at Horizon’s Sackville Memorial Hospital

SACKVILLE – Horizon is pleased to confirm that nursing recruitment efforts at Horizon’s Sackville Memorial Hospital (SMH) are yielding positive results, with several new staff members being added to the clinical team.

In recent weeks, Horizon has successfully recruited a nurse manager, two Registered Nurses (RNs), one Licenced Practical Nurse (LPN), and four Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) to the Brunswick inpatient unit at SMH, in addition to two RNs who will work in the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED).

“These key additions to our team at SMH will help provide safe and quality care to patients in Sackville and the surrounding Tantramar region, as Horizon continues to work toward the goal of eventually restoring 24-7 Emergency Department service and acute care beds,” said Christa Wheeler-Thorne, Executive Director of Horizon’s Sackville Memorial Hospital.

“While there is still more work to be done before we are able to safely reintroduce these services, we are optimistic we will get there by continuing to recruit aggressively and by proactively marketing the Sackville area as an exceptional place to live and work, in collaboration with community stakeholders.”

In the interim, the public are reminded the ED continues to be open Monday to Sunday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (seven days a week).

Following this latest round of hires, we can confirm 7-of-10 RN positions in the ED are currently filled, in addition to 7-of-10 RN positions on the Brunswick inpatient unit.

Horizon recruitment teams are currently engaging in interviews with potential full-time and part-time candidates, while we anticipate the addition of another RN who recently completed the nursing bridging program for LPNs offered through the University of New Brunswick.

We urge anyone who may be interested in embarking on an exciting career in nursing while residing in this vibrant, progressive community to get in touch with our talent acquisition team by visiting or emailing


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Kris McDavid

Media Relations