Temporary Closure of Labour and Birth Unit at Horizon’s Upper River Valley Hospital

(WATERVILLE) – Horizon’s Upper River Valley Hospital is temporarily closing its labour and birth unit and is unable to deliver babies at its facility on Friday, August 20 at 3 p.m. to Monday, August 23 at 7 a.m.

All pregnant women who would normally deliver their babies at Horizon’s Upper River Valley Hospital will need to travel to Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton.  

In order to receive safe and quality care, it is important expectant mothers are aware of this change in service.

The reason for this change is due to a nursing shortage. 

All expectant mothers that are 35 weeks pregnant and over have been contacted by nursing staff.

Horizon understands this change may be concerning to families that are expecting.

Please be assured all mothers and babies will receive safe and quality care at any Horizon facility.

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For more information contact:

Kris McDavid
Media Relations