Critical Care at Horizon

Patient receiving critical care

We understand having a loved one in hospital can be an emotional experience; this is especially true when this person is experiencing life-threatening health problems.

Horizon’s critical care physicians, nurses and other health care providers have advanced training in life support and caring for severely ill and injured patients, as well as for those who are recovering from major surgery. We are affiliated with Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.

Our critical care units, including Intensive Care Units (ICUs), provide specialized services and care to patients while supporting their family and friends during difficult times.

The following units are a collaborative effort between physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, personal care attendants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, and social workers. They all work together to provide coordinated care for our critically ill and injured patients.

Medical/Surgical ICUs

For patients requiring advanced monitoring and care who have had or may need major surgery, or who have one or more complex medical conditions


Coronary Care Units

For patients experiencing heart and medical conditions requiring advanced cardiac/heart monitoring and interventions


Concentrated Care Unit

For any patient needing constant supervision and advanced medical care


Neuro ICU

For patients who experience traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and other brain-related illnesses, and require advanced monitoring and care


Tips for spending time with a patient in critical care:

  • Say reassuring statements such as, “You’re doing great and making progress.”
  • Use a dry erase board to communicate if your loved one is having trouble speaking but can write.
  • Bring a book and read to them, or play soft music.

Families, patients, and staff in all of our facilities can contact Horizon’s Patient Representative Services for information, support, encouragement and assistance: 1-844-225-0220 (toll-free).