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

(HORIZON) Monday, Oct. 4, 2021- The labour and birth unit at Horizon's Upper River Valley Hospital will continue to be closed temporarily until Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 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 temporary change is the continued need to adjust staffing to provide care for COVID-19 patients at Horizon's Upper River Valley Hospital.

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

1-877-499-1899

media@horizonnb.ca

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