Edmundston Regional Hospital

General Info

The Edmundston Regional Hospital has been part of daily life for people in northwestern New Brunswick since 1991. It is an acute care facility providing complex and critical care, surgical and ambulatory care, medical and long-term care, mother/child and mental health care. The hospital also has mobile clinics (e.g., infectiology and neurology).

This 169-bed hospital has a team nearly 90 physicians, over 1,000 employees, and 80 volunteers.

Its main mission is to provide high-quality care and services that meet the needs of the community.

Services
Visiting Hours

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

How to get there
Parking

Parking is free.

Our Team

This 169-bed hospital has a team consisting of nearly 90 physicians, over 1,000 employees, and 80 volunteers.

History

The health care provided at the Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Joseph in Saint-Basile, the first hospital in Madawaska, got off to a slow start in 1873. The sick were admitted without distinction, and older people, renters and boarders stayed in houses near the convent owned by the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph or at the Hôtel-Dieu.

In 1916, the patients and staff of the Hôtel-Dieu left the first wooden building to move into the brick building known as the Convent and fitted out to accommodate 60 patients and disabled persons.

In 1946, the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph opened an Hôtel-Dieu in Edmundston, leading to the closure of the Saint-Basile hospital, which became a nursing home.

In 1961, the Regional Laboratory Department opened in Edmundston. In 1967, a four-bed intensive care unit was set up and the following year, the administration of the sanatorium in Saint-Basile merged with that of the Edmundston Regional Hospital under the name of pavillon of Saint-Basile.

The Emergency Department opened in 1969 in a new building. In 1970, the Psychosocial Clinic was moved to the Edmundston Regional Hospital. In 1972, the pavillon of Saint-Basile closed and the staff was transferred to the Edmundston Regional Hospital.

On June 23, 1991, the Edmundston Regional Hospital moved to 275 Hébert Boulevard.

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