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Wascana Rehabilitation Centre: About Wascana Rehabilitation Centre
The Wascana Rehabilitation Centre provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation programs for adults and children, as well as specialized long-term care. A wide variety of programming, including Functional Rehabilitation, Amputee Services, Spinal Cord Injury Services and Orthopedics, Children's Services, Adult Rehabilitation, Extended Care and Veteran's Services, are available to meet the particular needs of clients. The Centre serves the population of southern Saskatchewan.
The Centre was originally formed in 1968 with the amalgamation of the Physical Rehabilitation Centre and the Provincial Geriatric Centre, operated by the Department of Health. In 1989, the facility underwent a five-year, $50 million regeneration program. The facility size was increased to 400,000-sq. ft. from 135,000 sq. ft. Space for both inpatients and outpatients programming was increased.
The Centre became part of the Regina Health District in 1994 and a facility of the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region in 2002. It currently has a total of 307 beds - 43 for rehabilitation inpatients, 205 beds for specialized long-term care clients, five children's beds and 54 beds for clients placed through Veterans Affairs Canada.
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