Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

General Info

This exercise and education program is for people with heart disease. It helps people recover and get their strength back and reduces their risk of a relapse.
The program:

  • Improves physical fitness and the ability to do everyday tasks;
  • Improves quality of life and self-confidence;
  • Reduces the risk of a relapse by reducing risk factors;
  • Improves knowledge of risk factors;
  • Prepares people to go back to work.

The program is free. It lasts 12 weeks. It can be adjusted to a patient’s medical condition, needs, and tastes. It includes:

  • Consultation and follow-up services;
  • Assessment of cardiovascular health at the beginning and end of the program;
  • Advice on diet;
  • Advice on cholesterol control, high blood pressure, weight, diabetes, and quitting smoking;
  • A personalized exercise program that is effective, safe, and tailored to a patient’s health, age, and fitness level;
  • Exercise sessions supervised by professionals or a personalized home exercise program;
  • Information on depression and coping with other problems related to heart disease.

Link – 12 educational videos

Link – 2 educational videos on nutrition

Link – 4 educational videos about medication

Video – The Road to a Healthier Heart

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours are the same in all the Network's hospitals.

General visiting hours

2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Two visitors at a time
  • Children under 12 years of age (special authorization) accompanied by an adult
  • General visiting hours do not apply to the Restigouche Hospital Centre

Special hours by unit/department

Intensive Care - Concentrated Care

  • 10 minutes per hour
  • Family members and significant others only


  • Spouse and children: 24/7
  • Other visitors: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m

Palliative Care

  • Immediate family or significant others: 24/7
  • Other visitors: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.


  • Parents or subsitute: 24/7
  • Other visitors: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m


  • Weekdays: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Weekends and holidays: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Restigouche Hospital Centre

  • Family members and significant others:
  • Flexible hours according to the patient’s treatment plan
  • Forensic Unit:  Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Arrangements must be made with the Nurse Manager or delegate for each unit at all times
Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Physicians;
  • Nurses;
  • Dietitians;
  • Kinesiologists or physiotherapists;   
  • Psychologists.

The team may vary. Contact your nearest point of service for further information.

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