Inpatient Mental Health Services

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Inpatient Mental Health Services in made up of inpatient, day patient, and outpatient mental health programs. These programs are located on Level 1D, Level 0D and Level 4B at the Regina General Hospital.

Programs

Inpatient Mental Health Stairwell

Adult Inpatient Mental Health

Adult Inpatient Mental Health is divided into East and West Wings with a total of 50 beds for adults experiencing severe mental health and / or addiction problems which cannot be managed in a community setting.

Patient and family-centered care is provided in a comprehensive, continuous, coordinated, and highly individualized manner. Patients are engaged in the decision-making progress regarding their care. Case conferences occur frequently throughout the course of an admission, and planning for a smooth and successful discharge begins on admission.

In addition to one-on-one nurse and physician counselling, patients are involved in a variety of supportive therapies, including psychoeducational groups, relaxation, recreational, and activity therapies. Other therapies, such as Electroconvulsive Therapy are used in selected cases.

Admission to Adult Inpatient Mental Health is arranged by a Psychiatrist with admitting privileges in the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, whether on staff at the Mental Health Clinic, Child and Youth Services, or in private practice in the community. Adult Inpatient Mental Health is a mental health centre under the Mental Health Services Act; therefore, patient care is governed by this Act.

Adolescent Psychiatry Patient Lounge

Adolescent Psychiatry Unit

Adolescents (ages 11 to 18) who require intense in-hospital care may be admitted to the Adolescent Psychiatry Unit (APU). Admission is usually arranged by a child psychiatrist, and adult psychiatrists can admit when necessary. APU works closely with Child and Youth Services to provide a continuum of care from inpatient to outpatient services.

APU care is a combination of one-to-one and group counselling, schooling, and recreation activities. The school program is provided in the morning for those youth well enough to participate. The afternoons and evenings include group counselling sessions, arts, crafts, and other skill building activities.  Relaxation therapy is provided just before bedtime. Parents or guardians are included in the care program while their young person is on the unit. 

Ensuring the safety of all the youth on the unit while they are getting well is a main concern. Security cameras are located throughout the unit to assist staff in keeping everyone safe, at all times. The unit can be locked, when necessary, to prevent very high risk patients from leaving the hospital

Mental Health Day Program

The Mental Health Day Program offers services to patients who have had a recent crisis or feel their anxiety or depression is worsening. The program helps patients develop skills to better manage their anxiety and depression with the goal of improving their overall mental health.

• The Mental Health Day program is located on Level 0D of the Regina General Hospital.
• The program is two weeks long.
• Patients may need to take time off work to attend.
• Programming is offered in groups of 10 or fewer people. Patients can attend morning or afternoon sessions.
• The program allows patients to learn and practice new skills and participate in activities in a safe environment.
Intake/Referral Process
• If referred by a Psychiatrist or the Mental Health Clinic, patients will be contacted by phone to confirm their interest in participating and to ensure they meet program criteria. A staff in the Mental Health Day Program will provide program information and confirm the patient’s start date.

Activity Therapy Area

Adult Supportive Therapies

The purpose of Supportive Therapies is to:
• Assess patients to identify areas of functional improvement (Occupational therapy) and to support patients to meet their functional goals.
• Support patients while in hospital.
• Help patients rebuild skills that have been lost due to illness.
• Build new skills that help the patient as he / she leaves the hospital to live a healthy life.

Supportive Therapies goal is to promote hope, empowerment, self-responsibility, and a meaningful role in life.

The Supportive Therapies Team includes:
• Occupational therapy staff (Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant)
• Group Nurse
• Recreation Worker

 

Group sessions are offered by each team member providing the patient with holistic care.

 

0D Courtyard

Outpatient Programs
The Outpatient Programs are located on Level 0D at the south end of the Regina General Hospital. Outpatient programs include:
• Clozapine Clinic
• Injection Clinic
• Outpatient Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Patients are referred to these clinics by their Psychiatrist. The Clozapine, Injection, and ECT Program Nurse can be reached at 306-766-4339 should you need more information.

Regina General Hospital Emergency Department Mental Health Service
The Emergency Department at the Regina General Hospital has an Emergency Psychiatric Nurse Coordinator on staff to assist in individualized assessment and care of individuals who present to the Emergency Department with mental health or addiction concerns. The Emergency Psychiatric Nurse Coordinator works closely with the emergency room physicians, on-call psychiatrists, the Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit, the Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Community Mental Health, Addiction Services and other Region and community stakeholders to deliver high quality, coordinated services for these patients. In addition, the Coordinator provides patient and family education and support while the patient is in the Emergency Department.

The Care Team

All Inpatient Mental Health Services programs are made up of multidisciplinary teams, including:

• The patient and his / her family and supports
• Psychiatrists
• Registered Psychiatric Nurses
• Registered Nurses
• Continuing Care Assistants
• Social Workers
• Occupational Therapist
• Recreation Worker
• Child Life Workers
• Pharmacists, Dieticians, Family Doctors, and Medical Specialists
• Health care students

Where to Find Us

Inpatient Mental Health Services                    

Regina General Hospital
1440 - 14th Avenue
Regina, S4P 0W5

Contact us

Director Phone: 766-4608
ManagerUnit 1DPhone: 766-4298
ManagerUnit 4BPhone: 766-4064
ManagerUnit 0DPhone: 766-4831
Adult Inpatient UnitUnit 1D EastPhone: 766-4321
 Unit 1D WestPhone: 766-4323
Adolescent Psychiatry UnitUnit 4BPhone: 766-4218
Clinical Nurse EducatorUnit 1DPhone: 766-4329
Clinical Nurse EducatorUnit 4BPhone: 766-4815
Adult Supportive Therapies NurseUnit 0DPhone: 766-3798
Clozapine/Injection/ECT ProgramsUnit 0DPhone: 766-4339
Mental Health Day ProgramUnit 0DPhone: 766-4394
Emergency
Psychiatric Nurse 
Unit 1G

Phone: 766-4342

After hours please call: Phone: 766-7800



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