Nursing Services provides nursing care to adult psychiatric patients
24 hours a day/seven days a week. Direct care staff are composed of
Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Health Service
Assistants, Health Service Workers and Health Service Trainees.
believe that each patient is a unique individual who has inherent
value and is worthy of respect and dignity and that each patient has
specific needs that change. We commit ourselves to out patientís
needs in the belief it is through caring that people move from
illness to health, utilizing their individual capacity for learning
We believe that the role of the psychiatric nurse is to facilitate
holistic individual care toward the goal of optimal physical and
mental wellness in a caring protective, structured environment
utilizing the nursing process.
We strive to provide and support a therapeutic milieu where safety
is of first concern. Activities of daily living are maintained and
all patients are encouraged to participate maximally in their own
care. Patientís rights are clearly defined and supported by all of
Our care is most effectively provided through interdepartmental and
interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. The primary goal
of this cooperation is to provide consistent, quality care in a
manner which promotes dignity, privacy and advocacy for all of our
patients and their families.
We seek to provide a learning environment for all staff and
students that will benefit the patient, the hospital and the
profession. This learning environment is extended to all of the
nursing staff in their continuing development by providing
in-service education, encouraging participation in continuing
education activities and recommending educational leave or academic
benefits for those who qualify.