Our New Mental Health and Addiction Services

In 2014, for the first time ever, an interim Mental Health Care Unit opened at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. This new practice area offers short-term hospitalization and a robust platform of out-patient services.

The permanent home for our adult Mental Health and Addiction Services Unit will provide patients with access to care within our community. It will be a dignified space for recovery, which is a deeply personal journey that people with mental illness experience in gaining control, meaning, and purpose in their lives.

Fast Facts

  • One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness at some point in his/her lifetime
  • STEGH’s Mental Health Care Program saw more than 10,000 patient visits in 2015

Benefits

  • 15-bed acute inpatient unit and out-patient programs and services
  • Single patient bedrooms with private bathrooms
  • Use of natural light and clear and intuitive way finding
  • Outdoor therapeutic secure courtyard
  • Social hub with dining room, group activity space and gym connected by walking loop
  • State of the art technology for enhanced patient safety and security
  • Nursing, psychology and psychiatric support

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