The Queensway Carleton Hospital has received provincial approval and $9 million in funding to begin the expansion and rebuilding of its new Mental Health Unit.
The project, set to begin this spring and to be completed in 2023, will involve the renovation of two existing departments and a new two-storey addition, increasing the hospital’s inpatient beds and outpatient mental health services.
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“By rebuilding our mental health unit, we can provide more people in our community with the care they need and improve the patient experience,” hospital CEO and president Dr. Andrew Falconer said in a statement Friday. “Mental health supports for this community are more important than ever.”
Once completed, the unit will include a secure outdoor courtyard for patients, additional spaces for group support, an area for exercise and a comfort room.
The hospital’s mental health program provides intensive and acute mental health inpatient beds, around-the-clock emergency consultations, outpatient assessment and treatment, a recovery-oriented group-based day treatment program and an outreach clinic that provides telemedicine clinics to Arnprior Regional Health and Carleton Place District & Memorial Hospital.
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