Someone may need to be hospitalized in a psychiatry unit to receive more sustained care.
In hospital, psychiatric care is designed to improve, re-establish or maintain patients’ mental health and wellness so they can return to the community. The environment is a safe one and encourages participation by the patient and their family / loved ones.
Our services include:
Intensive psychiatric assessment and treatment by an interdisciplinary team made up of the following members:
- Nursing staff;
- Social workers;
- Occupational therapists;
- Health care attendants;
Planning the return to the community:
Patients hospitalized in a psychiatry unit for acute mental health disorders receive specialized professional care.
Individual or group services focus on a patient’s needs to help them recover. The services are short-term and include:
- Assessment and diagnosis;
- Treatment, support, rehabilitation and social integration;
- Other specialized services upon request (pharmacy services, nutrition services, medical consultations);
- Participation in the development of a treatment plan and in discharge planning.
The activities promote involvement by the family and community partners to ensure continuity of care.
Four regional hospitals have specialized psychiatry units:
- Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre – Moncton;
- Edmundston Regional Hospital
- Campbellton Regional Hospital
Chaleur Regional Hospital – Bathurst
Restigouche Hospital Centre
The Restigouche Hospital Centre offers long-term and specialized services. It has a provincial mandate in the area of forensic psychiatry.
It provides psychiatric services to patients who have been referred by a doctor.