Chaleur Regional Hospital

General Info

The Chaleur Regional Hospital is located in Bathurst. It has about 215 beds and provides a wide range of primary, secondary, regional, and specialty services.

The Chaleur Regional Hospital is a certified partner in the Family Medicine Program at the Université de Sherbrooke and the nursing programs at the Université de Moncton and the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

Visiting hours

Since September 1, 2017, close family and friends can visit their loved ones at all times.

Services

The Chaleur Regional Hospital provides a wide range of secondary, regional, and specialty services and has over 80 physicians.

Outpatient clinics

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asthma treatment
  • Diabetes Clinic
  • ENT (ear, nose and throat)
  • Gynecology
  • Heart Function Clinic
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology

Surgical services
General, gynecological, plastic, orthopedic, ophthalmological, urological, thoracic, vascular, dental, and ENT surgery.

Specialty services
Internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, intensive care, kidney dialysis, orthopedics, dermatology, gastroenterology, cardiology, respirology, endocrinology, and endoscopy.

Mother/Child services
Obstetrics, nursery, neonatology, and pediatrics. Clinics providing consultation, treatment, and education are also offered in Obstetrics and Pediatrics.

Diagnostic services
Medical imaging, medical laboratory, electrodiagnostics, echocardiography, stress tests, and Pacemaker Clinic.

Therapeutic services
Clinical nutrition, psychology, social work, audiology, cochlear implants, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, and respiratory therapy.

Other services
Health records, patient reception, security, telehealth, cafeteria, boutique, facilities management, housekeeping, library, Lifeline, spiritual and religious care, pharmacy, and volunteers.

Specialized rehabilitation services
A partnership was formed with Shriners to provide specialized rehabilitation services to New Brunswickers.

UCT Pavilion
A centre lodging patients’ families.

Visiting Hours

Since September 1, 2017, close family and friends can visit their loved ones at all times.

How to get there
Parking

The fee is $1.25 for an hour or less and $0.25 for each subsequent 12 minutes, to a maximum of $5.75 per day.

The parking fee at the Emergency Department is $2.00 per visit.

History

The history of the Chaleur Regional Hospital is that of the three facilities that merged in 1969 to form the Chaleur General Hospital.

The first was the James Hamet Dunn Hospital, open from 1911 until it burned down in 1953.

The Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Hospital opened its doors in 1932 on a lot bequeathed to the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph by Sir James Hamet Dunn. This institution was a tuberculosis treatment centre.

Another hospital centre, the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph, opened its doors in 1942 as an acute care general hospital owned and operated by the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph.

The La Dauversière Pavilion, as it was called at the time and which had been built as a residence for the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph, was used as a seniors’ care residence from 1949 to 1951. Later, due to the increased number of cases of tuberculosis in the region, it became a sanatorium. In 1961, its mission changed again. Under the name Hôtel-Dieu Annexe, it was used first as a regional maternity centre. Pediatrics and geriatrics were added later.

In the summer of 1968, at the request of the provincial Department of Health, plans were prepared to merge the Hôtel-Dieu, the Hôtel-Dieu Annexe, and the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Hospital. On January 19, 1969, the three facilities joined forces to become the new Chaleur General Hospital.

In its early days in 1972, the hospital had 250 beds, 27 of which were for children. Only 204 beds were used, the rest only to be commissioned based on needs, the availability of specialists, and the authorization of the Department of Health.

In 1977, the Department of Health designated the Chaleur General Hospital as a Poison Control Centre.

In 2007, the Surgical Suite was expanded, as was the Sterilization Department in 2009.

Today, the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst has about 215 beds and slightly over 120 physicians.

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