Patient dies in Edmundston hospital ER


Another affected person has died in the emergency division at a hospital in Edmundston, N.B., based on Vitalité Health Network.

The demise was confirmed in a information launch Thursday morning.

Vitalité says the affected person died on the Edmundston Regional Hospital emergency room on Wednesday.

The launch says a “thorough analysis” is underway to search out out what occurred.

The affected person’s age, gender, or how they died haven’t been launched.


This is the second affected person to die in the ER on the Edmundston hospital and fourth to die in a New Brunswick ER in latest months.

Another affected person died on the Edmundston Regional Hospital ER on July 24 resulting from “unforeseeable and exceptional circumstances.”

At the time, Vitalité stated further safety measures have been put in place to extend the protection of ER workers and sufferers.

A person additionally died in the ER ready room at Horizon Health Network’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton on July 12.

Since then, a brand new pilot undertaking has been applied contained in the ready rooms at Horizon’s 5 regional hospital emergency departments.

A health-care employee is now stationed day and evening to watch sufferers as they undergo the triage course of at Horizon’s regional hospitals in Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Miramichi, and Waterville.

Last month, a person died whereas ready for care at The Moncton Hospital. Horizon Health confirmed {that a} affected person arrived on the hospital’s emergency division whereas it was in “a essential overcapacity state” on Nov. 22.

A assessment of the incident is underway. 


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here