Transforming Mental Health Services in Windsor-Essex
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
As part of the new Mega Hospital announcements made last month was a major transformation of Mental Health & Addictions services in this region. Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare has released more information on what that could look like.
The proposal calls for a new 60-bed acute mental health wing at the Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, Tayfour Campus located on Prince Road. These beds are currently located at Windsor Regional Hospital’s Ouellette Campus. Moving them to where specialized mental health and addictions and children’s mental health services are already offered will give mental health clients direct access to care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“This will make possible a seamless system of mental healthcare in Windsor-Essex,” Says Dr. Tamison Doey, Chair of the HDGH Professional Advisory Committee. “It will provide our patients and clients, from child and youth, through to psychogeriatric care, a single entry point to our mental health system,”
This $106 million project is part of a proposal that was submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for review and approval.