The new MHSU Sub-Acute Unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital focuses on patient psychosocial rehabilitation for patients who are preparing to reintegrate into their community and return to their place of residence. Increasing psychiatric inpatient bed capacity, the unit aims to lessen hospital re-admission by preparing patients for discharge through recovery planning and community supports. Located in Eric Martin Pavilion, the unit began welcoming patients aged 17–75 years old with a wide range of mental health and substance use disorders in March of 2021.
The psychosocial rehabilitation programming offered includes goal setting, problem solving, behavioural activation, mood management, social skills, motivation strategies, and Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) Recovery.
The Sub-Acute Unit’s inter-disciplinary team includes a clinical coordinator, nurses, a social worker, an occupational therapist, a recreational therapist, a nursing unit assistant, Mental Health and Addiction rehabilitation support workers, a nutritionist, a clinical nurse educator, and a peer support worker along with Pharmacy and Laboratory Services and physician support.