The Redwater Health Centre is a 21 bed accredited facility (14 acute care beds and 7 continuing care beds). This facility opened its’ doors on January 1, 1973 to serve Redwater and the surrounding communities.
The Health Centre (acute care, emergency, and continuing care) employs approximately 115 full-time, part-time, and casual staff in the following departments: Administration, Emergency/Acute Care Nursing/Continuing Care, Lab/X-ray, Health Records, Pharmacy, Admitting, Social Work, Education, Environmental Services, Stores, Nutrition and Food Services, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation Services (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory therapy, and Speech Language Pathology).
The facility provides 24 hour emergency services, seven days a week and is presently served by two full-time physicians, Dr. G. Mouton and Dr. T. Van Der Walt. To reach facility staff call 780-942-3932.
Ambulance Services are provided by Alberta Health Services.
Community Health Services and Home Care services are also located within the Redwater Health Centre.
The Health Centre strives to provide high quality care and services within the resources available and programs approved by the Alberta Health Services.
Facility Programs Offered
Support and care is provided to those who are in the final stages of an incurable illness. The goal is not to provide treatment aimed at curing the illness, rather, it is treatment aimed at making the final stages of life the best quality possible.
Continuing Care Program
Six continuing care beds were opened on March 7, 2006. This project was made possible through the Health Sustainability Initiative (HSI) Government Funding. We opened one more Continuing Care bed on June 16, 2008.
Application for Continuing Care services for Acute Care patients is initiated by the Care Manager, working with the physician. The patient’s level of care is determined by way of assessment and through collaboration with the care team and family.
For further information, please contact one of the following:
- Redwater Health Centre – Care Manager - (780) 942-3932
- Accessing Home Care, Supportive Living and Long Term Care in North Zone (Toll Free – 1-855-371-4122)
- Health Link – 408-5465
A dietitian is available to provide nutritional counseling for in-patients, out-patients, community and a diabetes education program onsite.
The Social Worker is at the Redwater Health Centre on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Services provided: Source of Referral, Assessment, Counselling/Advocacy, Education, Coordination/Liaison, and Follow-Up.
Redwater Health Centre – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday for Lab and X-ray Services.
Laboratory Requisitions from all regions will be accepted at our facility.
Mental Health Services
Leonard Thiessen, Mental Health Therapist provides counselling services one day per week (Tuesdays) at Redwater, either through physician or self-referral. Counselling services include crisis intervention (e.g. suicide risk assessments, urgent assessments); mental illness based counselling such as depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc. If necessary, a referral to an Adult Psychiatrist will be made.
A Children’s Mental Health Therapist provides counseling for children, adolescents and their families at the Morinville office. Self referrals, family, school, and physician referrals are welcome.
Appointments for the above therapists may be made by calling the Morinville office – 780-342-2620.
Dr. Barry Nolt, Optometrist opened an office at the Redwater Health Centre in February, 1996. He comes on Tuesday afternoons and provides total optometry services to the residents of Redwater, Thorhild, Radway, Gibbons, and surrounding communities. These services include eye examinations, ocular health assessments, spectacle therapy, and contact lens therapy. Appointments can be made by contacting Dr. Nolt’s Office toll free at 1-800-661-6794 or (780) 423-2177.
Pastoral Care Services
Pastoral Care is provided on request by patients.
Telehealth Technology (an application of videoconferencing to provide services when distance separates each party) is available. Telehealth can be applied to three broad types of activities: Clinical, Education and Administration.
The Redwater Health Centre accepts Clinical/Student Placements such as RNs, LPNs, Nursing Attendants, Unit Clerks, EMTs, Rehab, Food and Nutrition, and Pharmacy.
Redwater Home Care Office
Staffing includes RNs, LPNs, and Home Support Aides. Services include:
- Home Support Aide Services (Personal Care)
- Nursing Services/Home Visits/Ambulatory Clinic
- Social Work Services
- Palliative Care Services in the home
- AADL Assessment (Alberta Aides to Daily Living)
- Equipment, Supplies and Dressings
- Placement Assessment for appropriate levels of care
Contact Home Care - (780) 942-2682 for further information on these services, or for referral to the program - contact Community Care Access (North Zone) at 1-855-371-4122.
Physiotherapy - Services provided on-site as required, for Acute & Continuing Care clients. Follow-up is done by Technical Attendant.
Occupational Therapy – Assessment and treatment services provided onsite as required, for Acute and Continuing Care clients.
Respiratory Therapy – services available at Redwater Health Centre as required, for Acute and Continuing Care clients.
Community Health Services
Health Unit – main office is located at the Gibbons Health Unit. Services provided include:
- Health Unit Nursing
- Immunizations (well baby clinics, travelers, adults, school (Grades 5, 9, & 12)
- Healthy Beginnings Programs (baby visits within 24h and follow-ups)
- Communicable Disease Control & Tuberculosis
- Sexual Health
- Health Promotion and Injury Prevention – Car Seat checks, Alone at Home, Community Safety Programs)
- Breast Screen
- Pre-school Clinics and Schools
- Community Education
- Speech & Language Pathology – access services from the Morinville office
- Audiology (Hearing for all age groups) – access services from the Morinville Clinic at (780) 939-7711, Ext. # 104
Contact Community Health Services
Redwater Sub-Office - (780) 942-3801 for further information on the above services. The Redwater office is open every second Thursday for immunizations. Contact Community Health Services – Gibbons Office - (780) 342-2661 for further information.
Environmental Health Services
Public Health Inspector for Environmental Health- Ian McDougall – 780-656-5157 or call the Health Link (780) 408-5465 for more information on:
- Animal Bites
- Food Issues
- Environmental Issues
- Water Issues
- Food Safety Course
Redwater Health Centre Auxiliary
The Health Centre Auxiliary, formed in 1973 provides volunteer services and is our fund-raising organization, with a current membership of approximately 20 members. They also provide patient tray favors for special occasions, conduct kindergarten tours, and provide items for sale in the display case.