Dumont hospital suspends pediatric services for a week due to staffing shortage

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The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre is struggling with a staffing shortage in pediatric services. (Shane Magee/CBC - image credit)
The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre is struggling with a staffing shortage in pediatric services. (Shane Magee/CBC - image credit)

Pediatric services at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton have been suspended for a week due to a staffing shortage.

The temporary suspension took effect Friday at 8 a.m. and will continue until June 17 at 8 a.m., the Vitalité Health Network said in a news release.

People requiring pediatric services at the hospital during this period must go instead to the emergency department, where "situations will be treated on a case-by-case basis," the release said.

Some people might need to be redirected to another Vitalité facility, it advised.

Vitalité said it regrets any inconvenience this situation may cause.

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