The Inpatient Psychiatric Care Unit is part of the Schedule One facility and is mandated to provide assessment, stabilization and short-tem inpatient treatment. The inpatient unit is comprised of a total of 16 beds and the average length of stay is set for less than 16 days. Intensive services and secure beds are available to confine, closely observe and treat people with disruptive/difficult to manage behaviour.
Programming on each unit follows principles of rapid stabilization combining behavioural management, psychological interventions and appropriate use of medications. The interventions use both individual (one-to-one) and small group approach. The patient and family are engaged in the process and are invited to become full participants in the care planning. Educational and recreational activities are offered and community partners are strongly encouraged to participate. The inpatient program maintains a strong linkage to other CCH programs such as Outpatient Mental Health, Day Hospital, Emergency Services and Community-Based Programs.
*Please click here for a downloadable copy of the Psychiatric Care Unit's departmental brochure.
**For a copy of the acute day hospital brochure, please click here.
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)- September 10th
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is held on September 10th each year. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. Disseminating information, improving education and training, and decreasing stigmatization are important tasks in such an endeavour.
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