Media Release: Temporary Relocation of Psychiatric/Mental Health In-patient Services
Temporary Relocation of Psychiatric/Mental Health In-patient Services
The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) advises members of the public, that effective Monday May 16, 2022, in-patient psychiatric/mental health services for persons residing within the south-western region will be provided at the St. Ann’s Hospital. Additionally, all in-patients currently housed at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) will be transferred this week to the St. Ann’s Hospital.
This temporary arrangement is due to infrastructural upgrades to the psychiatric/mental health ward at the SFGH, which is expected to be completed within three (3) months. This upgrade seeks to better serve our valued customers, offering a more comfortable spatial ambience. Once upgrades are completed, in-patient services will resume at the SFGH.
In essence, following medical and psychiatric assessment by our healthcare professionals, a client who is deemed to require in-patient psychiatric/mental health care, will be triaged at the SFGH’s Emergency Department and transferred to the St. Ann’s Hospital. The Next of Kin will be informed by our dedicated health care professionals. The SWRHA continues to invite our valued patients and clients to contact our Customer Service Centre at 87-SWRHA (877-9742), for any matter in relations to healthcare.