Our Hospital, The Heart of Our Community
A hospital is often the heart of its community, and certainly that is true of the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) and its predecessors, which have served the families of North Bay, its surrounding district and the northeast region for over 100 years.
NBRHC is a new state-of-the-art health centre providing district acute care services to North Bay and surrounding communities (approx. 130,000 pop.) and specialized mental health services to all of northeastern Ontario—mostly through referral from five acute care hospitals in the region (Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins and North Bay—approx. 500,000 pop.) and through the courts.
The District Hospital provides acute care services to North Bay and its surrounding communities. It works closely with smaller community hospitals in the area-Mattawa, Temiscaming and West Nipissing General Hospitals-and provides specialist services to the area.
It is one of four major hospitals serving northeast Ontario, the others being Sault Area Hospital, Timmins and District Hospital and the Hôpital régional Sudbury Regional Hospital (HRSRH). HRSRH also serves as the regional service provider for all of northeast Ontario and provides specialist services in Cardiology, Trauma and Cancer Care Ontario services.
Through its Regional Mental Health (RMH) programs NBRHC is the largest mental health service provider in northeastern Ontario. It has inpatient services in North Bay and Sudbury. North Bay consists of 113 adult inpatient beds while Kirkwood Place in Sudbury has six children’s mental health beds and 31 regional adult specialized mental health beds. Regional outreach services are also provided.
Based on a recovery philosophy of care, the RMH program works with other service providers, patients and their families in the design and implementation of care. Programs include specialized adult mental health, senior’s mental health, forensic psychiatry, outreach programs and a regional children’s psychiatric service.