- According to the Vitalité Health Network of New Brunswick, a patient perished in the emergency room of a hospital in Edmundston following a “tragic episode.”
- You can unwind, says Desrosiers, knowing that an in-depth internal root cause analysis of the incident is ongoing.
According to the Vitalité Health Network of New Brunswick, a patient passed away after a “tragic occurrence” in the emergency room of a hospital in Edmundston, N.B.
The person was admitted to the emergency room at the Edmundston Regional Hospital, where they passed away on Sunday due to “unexpected and extreme circumstances,” according to a news release.
No data has been made public on the deceased person or the incident that caused their death.
According to Dr. France Desrosiers, president, and CEO of the Vitalité Health Network, “patient and employee safety is the Network’s greatest concern.”
No additional information can be given to the public at this time, owing to confidentiality requirements and the sensitive nature of the occurrence.
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According to Vitalité, no staff members or medical personnel were hurt.
The event is being looked into, according to the health network.
According to Desrosiers, you can relax knowing that a thorough internal root cause analysis of the incident is in progress. “The Network also works with law enforcement officials and the coroner on individual investigations.”
CTV Atlantic received confirmation from the Edmundston Police Force that it is aware of the event and that an inquiry has been started.
Bruce Fitch, the health minister for New Brunswick, refused to clarify whether the person’s death was a homicide when speaking to the media on Monday morning.
He added that he could not establish whether the emergency room was manned entirely at the time.
“I don’t have that much information. But an inquiry is ongoing, and that must be finished before we can move further,” Fitch stated.
He conveyed his consolations to the victim’s family as well as the affected employees.
Mayor of Edmundston Eric Marquis claims he is unaware of what transpired but is worried about the hospital’s persistent staffing shortages.
The hospital won’t be able to provide labor and delivery, as well as some pediatric and obstetric services, for the next two weeks.
Pregnant women are advised to travel to Quebec, which is between one and three hours away, depending on where they live.
To prevent these service reductions and to guarantee that residents of northern New Brunswick have access to the specialized services they require, Marquis thinks it will be necessary to consider the medium to long term.
EMERGENCY ROOM IN NEW BRUNSWICK: SECOND DEATH
A patient has passed away in a New Brunswick emergency room twice this month.
On July 12, a patient passed away at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital emergency room in Fredericton, according to the Horizon Health Network.
Premier Blaine Higgs dismissed the province’s health minister and also the CEO of the Horizon Health Network after the incident, describing the death as “just unacceptable.”
Additionally, Higgs replaced the elected trustees on the Horizon and Vitalité health authority boards with appointed trustees.
That incident is also being looked into. No other information has been made public.
Source: Global News
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