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Temporary Service Interruptions and Closure Notices (Last updated: Jan. 14, 2022 at 7 p.m.)

Horizon may temporarily adjust a facility's hours of service or available services due to physician and nursing shortages. These changes are necessary for Horizon to continue offering safe and quality care to patients and clients.

Despite the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Horizon has maintained an aggressive, proactive and innovative approach to physician and nursing recruitment over the course of the past year. We continue to monitor staffing levels closely and will continue with physician and nursing recruitment efforts for its facilities.

To read more about our current COVID-19 visitor guidelines, click here.

Current temporary service interruptions or closures

Last updated: January 14, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Effective Thursday, Dec. 30, all Horizon hospitals implemented Red alert level protocols. Click here to read more.


  • Blood and specimen collection at Horizon's Queens North Community Health Centre (QNCHC) in Minto has temporarily changed its days of service. Blood and specimen collection are now available Tuesday and Wednesday, by appointment only. Click here to read more.

  • The Emergency Department at Horizon's Oromocto Public Hospital will be temporarily changing its evening hours of service effective June 22. The Emergency Department will temporarily close each day at 4 p.m., and resume regular day time services at 8 a.m.  Click here to read more.





  • The hours of operation for the Emergency Department at Horizon's Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph Hospital will be: Monday to Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here to read more.

During these temporary ED closures, the facility will not be seeing patients and clients and ambulances will be diverted to other hospitals. All patients and clients requiring urgent medical care will need to seek treatment at another hospital.

Patients can call Tele-Care 811 if they have any questions about the type of medical attention they need. As always, patients who have a medical emergency should call 911.


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