Hospital psychiatric emergency services temporarily relocated

Renovations will improve processes to provide better patient care, quality and safety.

The Archie Courtnall Centre/Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) at Royal Jubilee Hospital will be temporarily relocated in late May and June to make way for $450,000 in renovations.

According to Island Health, the project will improve processes to provide better patient care, quality and safety. The renovations will also include a new nursing station with enhanced security features, the addition of a third secure room to increase capacity when needed, the conversion of a short stay space into an exam room and extra enhancements to make it a more patient and family-friendly environment.

During the renovations from May 29 to June 30, psychiatric emergency functions will be provided by PES physicians and staff within the hospital’s main emergency department and through added capacity on the psychiatric inpatient units.

The Archie Courtnall Centre/Psychiatric Emergency Services is a specialized care area accessed through the emergency department at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. It provides specialized mental health and substance use services, including intensive assessment and crisis intervention for patients with psychiatric disorders arriving in emergency at the hospital.

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