Unexpected death at Restigouche Hospital Centre

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Vitalité Health Network says a patient died unexpectedly at the Restigouche Hospital Centre yesterday.

In a press release the health network says staff at the facility noted the death Saturday morning and immediately initiated procedures to inform the patient's family, police and the coroner.

Vitalité says an investigation is underway to determine the exact cause and circumstances of the death, but adds due to privacy laws and the protection of patient personal information, the identity of the deceased will not be released.

No other details were released, and the Vitalité Health Network says it will make no further comment on this matter.