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Patient dies in N.B. ER while waiting for care

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Another patient died while awaiting treatment in a New Brunswick hospital emergency room.

In an email to CTV Atlantic on Wednesday, Dr. Serge Melanson, clinical director of emergency services for the Horizon Health Network, said a patient with a serious health problem was diagnosed Tuesday evening in Moncton, New Jersey. has arrived at the emergency department of Moncton Hospital. The amount of time the department was in “significant overcapacity”.

After being triaged, Melanson said the patient, which was listed as a priority, was sent to the main waiting room until an “appropriate testing space” became available.

“While awaiting evaluation by doctors, the patient was monitored by staff and some initial tests were completed, but the patient’s condition quickly deteriorated,” Melanson said in an email.

The patient was then taken to the emergency department’s resuscitation area, where unsuccessful attempts were made by medical staff to resuscitate him, Melanson said.

“I would like to express my sincere condolences to the patient’s family and friends, and I would like to pay tribute to the efforts of the doctors and staff who did their utmost to save this patient under difficult circumstances.”

Horizon has not released details about the patient.

Second death in NB ER

of JulyA man died while awaiting treatment in the waiting room of the emergency department of Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton.

since then new A pilot project was implemented In the waiting room of one of Horizon’s five regional hospital emergency departments. Healthcare workers are currently deployed around the clock to monitor patients going through the triage process at Horizon’s regional hospitals in Fredericton, St. John, Moncton, Miramichi and Waterville.

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