Mental Health

Mental health care patient receiving care

St. Joseph's mental health care offers specialized bed-based and community-based mental health care services for individuals with serious mental illness. Interdisciplinary teams provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services and strengthen community partnerships to help people regain independence in the place of their choice.

Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care is a facility for individuals with a mental illness who have come into contact with the law. The Mental Health Care Building at Parkwood Institute is dedicated to those with severe and persistent mental illness in need of longer-stay specialized mental health care.

Mental health care has seen a vast amount of change in our community. In June 2013, St. Joseph’s opened Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care in Elgin County and in November 2014, two of St. Joseph’s health care facilities – Parkwood Hospital and Regional Mental Health Care London – came together in one location under one new name: Parkwood Institute, with the opening of the new Mental Health Care Building.

How are we doing?

72.6% of patients responded positively about the quality of care they received in our Mental Health Care programs.  81.4% of families / most significant visitors responded positively about the quality of care their family member / friend received in our Mental Health Care programs.  Internally, we set goals related to percent excellent responses and monitor this against the target on an annual basis (see graphs below).

Above graph - Mental Health Inpatients Survey Results: Rating of Overall Quality of Care

For overall quality of care and services, percent positive is the percent of respondents who answered “Excellent, Very Good, or Good" for items with the response options “Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor”.

Above graph - Mental Health Family/Most Significant Visitor Survey Results: Rating of Overall Quality of Care

For overall quality of care and services, percent positive is the percent of respondents who answered “Excellent, Very Good, or Good" for items with the response options “Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor”.

Last updated: Mon, 2016-07-18 07:28