Emergency Departments at Horizon’s regional hospitals are extremely short staffed this weekend and priority will be given to trauma and critical care patients. Patients with non-urgent medical issues may experience long wait times.

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Asthma Clinic

COVID-19 Update

With the recent news and updates being received, you may be wondering what you can do to be proactive in helping prevent an asthma flare up. Vigilant hand washing and self-isolation are a great place to start!  Symptoms listed at this time for the Coronavirus are as follows: elevated temperature, dry cough or trouble breathing.

  • If you have asthma medications prescribed, make sure you have enough, so you don’t run out in the coming weeks. The pharmacies are granting an extension to your medications if you are not able to reach your family physician. Please contact them and plan for a pick up or delivery. At this time only 1 month’s supply is being dispensed at a time.
  • Know your normal.  When do I get short of breath? When do I cough?  When do I usually need my rescue inhaler?  Remembering your normal is a good place to start.
  • Take your medication as prescribed. If your asthma is well controlled, your immune system is stronger. If you have questions about how to use your device, further info is available on this site.
  • Most preventative asthma medications take some time to build in the system. If you haven’t been taking your medication every day, check your prescription and start taking it now when you are well, so it will be working full force if you have a problem later.
  • If you have an asthma action plan, now would be a great time to review it.  Make sure any medications on the plan are not outdated and that you understand when you need to start them, increase them or add them in.  If you have a contact person, reach out to them if you have questions.
  • Please see gnb.ca/coronavirus. This is a great assessment tool the government has made available. You may also visit Horizon’s Coronavirus webpage for the most recent updates.

“Helping You Breathe Easier”

Goal:

To help you understand your role in asthma self-management.

  • What is asthma?
  • Are my allergies related?
  • What can I do to help my symptoms?
  • What are my triggers?
  • How do I use my medications?
  • What can I do when I’m having trouble?

What to expect at your appointment:

  • You will work with a certified asthma educator to find out what works best for you.
  • Your first appointment will take up to 90 minutes.
  • Your follow up appointments will be 30-60 minutes and will take place every six months.
  • If you are able, a breathing test will be done to see how your asthma is doing.
  • You will learn things that you can do to help your asthma and how to make your medications best work for you.

Patient Information Resources

How to Clean Your Spacer

How to Use Your Breezhaler

How to Use Your Diskus

How to Use Your Ellipta

How to Use Your Genuair Pressair Inhaler

How to use your Handihaler

How to Use Your Inhub Device

How to use your puffer and spacing device

How to use your puffer and spacing device with mask

How to use your Respimat

How to use your Turbuhaler

How to use your Twisthaler

Clinics

Sackville – All ages

Saint John – All ages

Saint John Regional Hospital (up to age 18)
506-648-6961
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Dr. Steve Corscadden (private clinic for adults)
506-672-3504

Horizon locations offering this service:

Facility Name Address Phone
Woodbridge Centre (Fredericton) 180 Woodbridge Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 4R3

Facility Name Address Phone
Miramichi Regional Hospital 500 Water St., Miramichi, New Brunswick, E1V 3G5 506-623-3000

Facility Name Address Phone
Sackville Memorial Hospital 8 Main St., Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L 4A3 506-364-4100
The Moncton Hospital 135 MacBeath Ave., Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 6Z8 506-857-5111

Facility Name Address Phone
Saint John Regional Hospital 400 University Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4L2 506-648-6000

Facility Name Address Phone
Upper River Valley Hospital (Waterville) 11300 Route 130, Waterville, New Brunswick, E7P 0A4 506-375-5900