The Restigouche Zone of the Vitalité Health Network operates the Campbellton Regional Hospital, Restigouche Hospital Center, St. Joseph Community Health Centre, and the Jacquet River Health Center, the Region Extra-Mural and Addiction Services Programs, Community Mental Health Services and Public Health. Committed to providing quality care, the Zone offers primary and secondary care services to the Restigouche region of New Brunswick and tertiary psychiatric services on a provincial basis. The Health Authority offers health services to a population of approximately 37,000 people, including 7,000 residents of Québec.
The Zone has approximately 30,000 emergency and 129,000 ambulatory care visits per year. In addition, the area hospitals admit in the vicinity of 5,300 patients, and carry out nearly 2,600 surgical procedures on an annual basis.
THE CAMPBELLTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL
189 Lily Lake Road
P.O. Box 880
Campbellton NB E3N 3H3
The Campbellton Regional Hospital is a 166-bed acute care Regional hospital that opened in 1991 following the amalgamation of the former Soldier’s Memorial Hospital and Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu. It offers all primary and secondary services to the residents of the Restigouche Zone of the Vitalité Health Network. With over 900 staff, it is supported by 17 family physicians, 27 specialists, over 200 nurses and 35 health care professionals; and numerous support staff.
The hospital provides a wide range of services, including emergency care, ambulatory care, intensive care, obstetrics and gynecology, acute psychiatry, medicine, rehabilitation, geriatric medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, urology, pediatrics, and palliative care. The facility has a full complement of Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory services including a mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) service operated in partnership with the Acadie-Bathurst Zone of the Vitalité Health Network and the Horizon Health Network.
Teamwork is of the utmost importance to staff of the Campbellton Regional Hospital, as can be witnessed by the commitment of its Multidisciplinary Committees and various multidisciplinary teams.
Since it opened its doors, the Campbellton Regional Hospital has seen many changes in the healthcare system and witnessed technology advance in leaps and bounds. Hospital staff has remained enthusiastic and successful in meeting the many challenges of these rapidly changing times, and their commitment to providing quality healthcare has remained a constant throughout.
As health issues and challenges continue, we at the Campbellton Regional Hospital can be proud, as part of the Restigouche Zone of the Vitalité Health Network, of the standards and competencies we have maintained, of our adaptation to technological change and of our ability to meet the challenge of an ever-changing health care environment in the Province.
RESTIGOUCHE HOSPITAL CENTER
63 Gallant Drive
P.O. Box 10
Campbellton NB E3N 3G2
Located in Campbellton, the Restigouche Hospital Center opened its doors in 1954. The hospital has 175 beds and offers specialized services in the field of mental health in both official languages on a provincial basis.
The hospital provides services to a forensic clientele, and treats the clientele found non-criminally responsible, as well as patients requiring tertiary services in psychiatric rehabilitation on a mid- to long-term basis. It also offers care to psychogeriatric patients as well as for the intellectually challenged. The Restigouche Hospital Center has an average of 225 admissions annually and its clientele is lodged in nine treatment units. The acute psychiatry unit, situated at the Campbellton Regional Hospital, has over 400 admissions annually.
The interdisciplinary services and programs offered to patients are considered one of the most important elements in their rehabilitation. These services are organized in such a way as to achieve efficient treatment, rehabilitation and a return to the community as soon as patients are able to make that transition.
Over the years, a number of patients have left the hospital to return to live with their families or have been placed in special care homes or nursing homes. This effort has been ongoing since the early 60’s and an increasing number of patients have effectively returned to live and work in their community. The continuity of care for these patients is assured through the cooperation of hospital employees with the community mental health centres that maintain support to these patients.
ST. JOSEPH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
280, rue Victoria, Unité 1
Dalhousie NB E8C 2R6
The St. Joseph Community Health Centre is located in Dalhousie.
The St. Joseph Community Health Centre (CHC) will (1) improve access to primary health care (2) improve the health status of communities through emphasis on promoting health, preventing injuries and preventable illnesses, and better management of chronic diseases; (3) ensure the most appropriate service by the most appropriate provider.
The Restigouche Satellite Dialysis Unit is located at the St. Joseph Community Health Centre, and provides dialysis services to Region 5 patients.
- Basic Services offered in all New Brunswick Community Health Centres
- Reception and information
- Intake, assessment and referral
- Intervention and treatment
- Primary health care services
- Phlebotomy and specimen collection
- Counseling, follow-up and monitoring
- Promotion of health and healthy lifestyles
- Disease and injury prevention
- Health education
- Chronic disease management
- plus other services that will be determined by the community needs assessment
- Services offered at St. Joseph Community Health Centre
- Ambulatory Cardiology
Ambulatory Rehabilitation Services:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
Ambulatory Care Clinics:
- Specialty Clinics (e.g. dermatology, urology etc.)
- Diabetic Clinic
- Women’s Wellness Program (Pap Test)
- Mental Health Clinic
- Public Health Clinic
- Addiction Services
- Continence Program
- Blood Transfusions
- Nutrition Counseling
- Respiratory Therapy Services
Walk-in clinic 12/7
The St. Joseph Community Health Centre walk-in clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week to provide primary health care to the population. Patients may register until 7:00 p.m. At the walk-in clinic, physicians along with nurses are available to see patients. However, patients with severe medical emergencies should go directly to the Campbellton Regional Hospital. The walk-in clinic is not an ambulance destination. If you are transported by ambulance you will be taken to the nearest Emergency Department.
- Collaborative Practice at the Community Health Centre
Five family physicians have moved their medical practice into the Community Health Centre. These physicians work closely with nurses and other health professionals. They also provide services at the walk-in clinic.
Implementation of the St. Joseph Community Health Centre
- A Community Advisory Committee has been established. This committee’s first task will be to :
- Complete a community needs assessment
- Make a list of priority needs
- Provide recommendations on services and programs needed based on community needs.
JACQUET RIVER HEALTH CENTER
- 41 Mack Street
Belledune NB E8G 2R3
The Jacquet River Health Center has been providing health services since its inception in 1979. The Center has served as an extension of the outpatient and ambulatory care services offered by St. Joseph Community Health Centre and is also a medical clinic for established physicians.
Nursing services are available every day from Monday to Friday along with a variety of other services such as mental health, public health and diabetic counselling.