Official opening of the Restigouche Hospital Centre
Campbellton (GNB) – The official opening of the Restigouche Hospital Centre took place in Campbellton today.
"Our government will be able to offer patients better care in this state-of-the-art facility," said Health Minister Victor Boudreau. "Patients grappling with serious and complex mental health problems will have access to highly-specialized services adapted to their special needs."
The new 140-bed Restigouche Hospital Centre is about 31,050 sq. metres and offers New Brunswickers specialized mental health services in both official languages.
"This is a great day in the evolution of health care in New Brunswick," said Paul Couturier, Vitalité Health Network’s board chair. "This new facility provides physicians and staff with a modern, safe work environment, but even more importantly, it enables them to place more emphasis on recovery, rehabilitation, and community support."
The project represents a total investment of $156.6 million and was built on a public-private partnership model. The proponent is SNC Lavalin, which began construction of the new hospital centre in 2011.
The health network, community mental health centres, and the Department of Social Development work closely with patients and their families to provide suitable care for patients at the hospital centre and in the community.
From left: Paul Couturier, Vitalité Health Network’s board chair; Campbellton Mayor Bruce MacIntosh; Gilles Lanteigne, president and chief executive officer of Vitalité Health Network; Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage; Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault; Nicolas Logan, patient; Stuart William, patient; Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Jacques Duclos, chief operating officer of Restigouche Zone and vice-president of public health, Vitalité Health Network; and Dr Roger Bashala, medical director of Restigouche Zone, Vitalité Health Network.