Stan Cassidy Centre For Rehabilitation Adult Services Paediatric Services Assistive Technology Services Teaching and Research Our Facility Stan Cassidy Our Team/Contact Us Our Partners Our Facility The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation (SCCR) is located in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The building stands adjoining to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (DECRH) and is consequently centrally located in uptown Fredericton. Please click here to view a map of where the SCCR is located. The SCCR is a new, state of the art facility which was opened in 2006 but is part of a much longer legacy. The two-story building houses three interdisciplinary teams and offers on-site accommodation to patients through either the Transitional Living Suites (TLS) or the Nursing Unit. Adjacent to the SCCR is the Stan Cassidy Kiwanis House, which offers accessible accommodation, and Atlantic Canada’s only fully accessible rehabilitation Therapeutic Park. Stan Cassidy – The Man and his Legacy To those who live in Fredericton or who have visited the SCCR, “Stan Cassidy” is recognized not only as a man’s name, but as a symbol of the dedication and innovation which resulted in the establishment itself. Stan Cassidy was an engineer who was born and raised in Fredericton. With a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctor of Laws Degree, Mr. Cassidy was an enterprising and lively businessman who passionately wanted to help individuals with special needs of New Brunswick play a meaningful role in society. He recognized that the lack of rehabilitation facilities east of Montreal was an obstacle for many of these people and took the initiative to change it. In 1957, Mr. Cassidy brought a plan to the NB Minister of Health and Social Services and within less than a year and a half the doors of the Forest Hill Rehabilitation Centre were officially opened. After his death in 1993, the Forest Hill Rehabilitation Centre was renamed the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in honor of Mr. Cassidy and the impact he had on rehabilitation services in New Brunswick. In 2006, a new neurological rehabilitation facility was built directly beside the Dr. Everett Chalmer’s Hospital. This facility proudly took on the name “Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation,” along with the mandate to deliver neurological rehabilitation across the province of New Brunswick. Watch the Stan Cassidy Story from the CBC Archive At the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, all employees work together as part of a greater, specialized team with the goal of leading their patients towards independence. Our highly trained healthcare professionals come from a variety of disciplines and, alongside their dedicated support staff, work within one of three specialized rehabilitation programs: adult services, paediatric services (autism and neuromotor) or assistive technology services (assistive seating, adaptive driving, augmentative communication and rehabilitation engineering). Click here to learn about our services. Our team includes health care professionals from the following disciplines: Behavior Analysis Clinical Dietetics Developmental Paediatrics Education Industrial Mechanics Mechanical Engineering Neuropsychology Nursing Occupational Therapy Pastoral Care Physiatry Physiotherapy Psychology Recreation Therapy Rehabilitation Engineering Social Work Speech-Language Pathology Our team also includes support staff in the following areas: Administration Food Services Housekeeping Medical Administration Rehabilitation Assistance Members of the Stan Cassidy team work together, in both official languages, to ensure that both adults and children receive an empowering service that considers all of their needs. Contacts us: Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation 800 Priestman St. Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 0C7 Tel.: (506) 452-5225 Fax: (506) 452-5190 SCCR Christmas in July BBQ that was held for staff in July 2023 The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation (SCCR) is proud to partner with many organizations, including health care facilities within New Brunswick and government agencies such as the Department of Health, the Department of Education, the Department of Social Development, etc. We are privilege to collaborate with many external partners which include but are not limited to: Ability New Brunswick Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Canada Brain Injury Canada Easter Seals New Brunswick Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital IWK Health Centre Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada Muscular Dystrophy Canada Premier’s Council on Disabilities Praxis Spinal Cord Institute University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering University of New Brunswick’s Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab About SCCR Goal, Mandate and Approach Most health care services in New Brunswick are arranged in 3 groups: Community health services (Extra Mural Programme), hospital based services (such as Regional Hospitals) and specialty services (such as cardiac, neurosurgery and rehabilitation). These groups are sometimes called primary (community), secondary (hospital) and tertiary (specialty) and all collaborate together with Social Development to provide full health services. They can be thought of as one very large team. The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation (SCCR) is a specialty, tertiary, Centre equipped and staffed to treat the most complex neurological conditions. These conditions include stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy, ALS and cerebral palsy. The Centre also provides treatment for the most complex forms of autism spectrum disorder. Teams of rehabilitation specialists work together with patients to make sure that all aspects of a patient’s needs are understood and addressed. The many professional disciplines collaborate daily to provide client- and family-centred treatment programs. Since we are part of the larger team of health service providers, we work closely with community, hospital based and social services so that the full range of benefits are available to patients. Also, since many of our patients are children we work closely with the school systems. The goal of SCCR is, by including patients as part of the team, to achieve as much independence and self-direction for the patient as possible. This is done by combining medical and therapeutic skills as well as rehabilitation technologies. SCCR provides services, in both official languages, to inpatients (there are 20 inpatient beds) and outpatients, and the Centre serves people of all ages in New Brunswick.