Right now, both hospitals that provide abortions in the province are managed by Vitalité Health Network: the Dr. Georges L Dumont Regional Hospital in Moncton and the Bathurst Chaleur Regional Hospital.
Spokesperson Luc Foulem said there is no plan to add to that number but what has changed is the way people can access the abortion clinics.
“Her first point of contact can be directly with our family planning clinics instead of going through a process of going through a family physician,” he said.
Foulem said the whole process from initial contact to having the procedure takes between two and three weeks.
He said it is premature for Vitalité to look at expanding the availability of the procedure.
“We don’t know at this point in time what our colleagues at Horizon Health Network will be doing, so there are a few too many variables at this point for us to justify making some infrastructure changes,” he said.