Renovation of the Psychiatry Inpatient Unit

Advancing the treatment of people experiencing a mental health crisis

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Psychiatry
Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 1 in 5
    Canadians will experience some form of mental illness during their lifetime
  • 33%
    Percentage of all hospitalizations in Canada due to mental illness as either a primary or secondary diagnosis
  • 4 in 5
    Will be affected by a mental illness in a family member, friend, colleague or loved one
  • 25%
    Rate of depression among patients with serious medical problems
  • 37%
    Percentage of patients with mental illness readmitted within one year of discharge, compared to 27.3% for patients with other types of illnesses
  • 15%
    Percentage of patients with mental illness readmitted more than once within one year of discharge
  • 50%
    Of all general hospital admissions for a common mental illness involve individuals between the ages of 25 and 44 years. The second highest hospitalization rates are among young people aged 15 to 24 years
  • 22-29%
    Prevalence rate of depression among patients diagnosed with cancer
  • 30-54%
    Prevalence rate of depression among patients diagnosed with chronic pain
  • 1 million
    Canadians live with a severe and persistent mental illness
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: $4 million

Renovation of Psychiatry Inpatient Unit

Security technology infrastructure

Geriatric washroom

Single-bed patient rooms

Pharmacy and medical storage rooms

Pyxis automated drug administration system 

Benefits