Obstetrical services at Chaleur Regional Hospital shut down until further notice

The Vitalite Health Network says obstetrical services at the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst will remain closed until further notice.

The unit was closed twice over the past few weeks due to a lack of nursing staff.

Network president and CEO Gilles Lanteigne says the number of nurses continues to fluctuate from day to day and is making it impossible to continue services on a regular basis.

Lanteigne says efforts are underway to maximize available resources and resolve the situation as soon as possible.