Vitalité asks to avoid the emergencies of all its hospitals

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Vitalité ; asks to avoid the emergency rooms of all its hospitals

Nursing staff in an emergency department (archives).

In New Brunswick, the Vitalité health network asks the population to avoid go to the emergency departments of its hospitals for non-emergency problems.

The network wishes to reduce the traffic in the emergency room due to the shortage of manpower , both doctors and nurses.

We ask people whose state of health is not critical to make an appointment with their family doctor. thousand, to consult their pharmacist, to call the Tele-Care service (811) or to communicate with the eVisitNB service to obtain a virtual appointment , affirms the network in a press release.

Vitalité specifies that if people still come to the emergency room for non-urgent reasons, they may be redirected to another service or have to wait a very long time.

The health network has not indicated when this measure could be lifted.

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