How many patients on each unit? Do you have units specific to a certain type of Pt/mental illness or are Pt's mixed in?
We have 6 units- 4 adult, 1 child and adolescent, and 1 Older Adult unit. They each hold anywhere from 20-24 Pt's each with the exception of Child/adol which holds around 30ish plus the kids from the Partial program come in on the unit during the day so it's quite packed. Pretty much the units are mixed but typically they try to put the same types of Pt's together- we have one unit mainly for Depression and Bipolar typically Pt's here are just high suicide risk and there usually is never a Pt on that unit that is violent, it's the most "easy going" unit so to speak. The other 3 adult units are higher acuity- 1 is known as the "jail hold" unit and also has a lot of psychotic Pt's, 1 unit is where the most violent/aggressive Pt's go and some psychotic, and the other is considered a mix of both of those. The only other psych hospital in the city is a lot smaller I believe they hold 40 Pt's max but they specialize in eating disorders and trauma. They do take other types of mentally ill pts but these programs are what they are known for. We are also building a 7th unit which is to be a Co-occuring disorders unit.
Jun 9, '12
by Whispera, CNS
3 inpatient units:
child/adolescent, for ages 10-18; holds about 30 patients, plus some that don't sleep there
adult: holds about 30
adult ICU (psych ICU): holds 8
All are locked.
There's also a spot for long-term treatment for children/adolescents, and partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment. The long-term treatment spot will take younger than 10. I don't know where children in my area go for inpatient care if they're younger than 10.
Last edit by Whispera on Jun 9, '12