Charity Donates To Psychiatric Hospital

Joy Springer Ministry News

Thirty men who attend the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Unit at the Psychiatric Hospital were all smiles on Tuesday as they received a donation of pants and stepping stones from a local charity. Loretta Lashley, president of the Raising Promise Special Needs Foundation, based in Kew Road, Tudor Bridge, St. Michael, presented 90 pairs of pants and a number of …

Boyce Lauds Psychiatric Hospital’s Partners

Julie Carrington Ministry News

One in four adults and one in ten children can experience a mental health problem in any given year, and such high incident rates can have a profound impact on our lives and the lives of our families and friends. In light of this documented evidence, Minister of Health, John Boyce, has highlighted the importance of early recognition of mental …

Let’s Talk About Depression

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Fifty-year-old “Kay” is a mother and grandmother who works full-time in a senior position. “John” is a senior supervisor who is looking forward to retirement in two years. What they have in common is that they are both living with depression, the mental health issue which will be the focus of World Health Day on Friday, April 7. Under the …

New Numbers At Psychiatric Hospital

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The Ministry of Health advises the public that from Monday, February 27, there will be new telephone numbers at the Psychiatric Hospital, Black Rock, St. Michael. The new listing is: PBX – 536-3001; Senior Consultant Psychiatrist – 536-3006; Hospital Director – 536-3004; Assistant Hospital Director – 536-3005; Assessment Unit – 536-3091; Nursing Office – 536-3026 and Outpatients – 536-3048. The …

Training For Psychiatric Hospital Staff

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One hundred and ten staff members of the Psychiatric Hospital have benefited from workplace safety and emergency preparedness training under the Human Resource Development Strategy initiative. Health Minister John Boyce, speaking at a ceremony to present the graduates with their certificates last Monday, stated that through the initiative, the hospital was granted $35,000 to support training. He noted that nursing …

Number Of In-Patients On The Decline

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The number of patients at the Psychiatric Hospital has been steadily decreasing as Government widens the availability of mental health care in the community setting. Speaking at a ceremony to officially open a new kitchen facility at the hospital today, Health Minister John Boyce revealed that the number of in-patients at the institution had dropped from 640 to 510, and …