Psychiatric Hospital proud of its achievements

Acting Director of the Psychiatric Hospital Heather Payne Drakes said there are now many success stories of individuals who have been admitted for care at the facility and have been successfully treated and reintegrated to their families and friends.

Speaking on Saturday during the annual Christmas visit by acting Governor General Sir Philip Greaves, the hospital administrator said there are now past patients who are productive members of the community and assisting with the development of the country.

“We at the Psychiatric Hospital are proud of the achievements which have been realized in the delivery of mental healthcare services to the Barbadian population,” she said.

“This progress has been made possible through the provision of a comprehensive range of clinical services to the Barbadian population . . . that not only ensure the provision of medical and nursing care, but offers clients the social and rehabilitative services necessary for their rehabilitation and reintegration into the community.”

Services offered at the hospital include occupational and recreational therapy, psychology, drug rehabilitation and social work.

In addition to providing residential care in the hospital, patients also receive follow-up care in the outpatient facility and at polyclinics throughout the island.

Having been established in 1891, the history of the hospital is similar to that of many such institutions in the region and also throughout the developed world.

Drakes noted that over the years, the hospital has evolved from an institution where individuals were placed to be kept away from the general population, to a highly specialized medical facility where quality healthcare is accessible by all.

7 Responses to Psychiatric Hospital proud of its achievements

  1. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall December 10, 2017 at 10:48 am

    The achievements of not knowing how to treat staff, unless you’re a lackie

  2. Big Man December 10, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Now the Acting Director of the Psychiatric Hospital Heather Payne Drakes taking care of the patients she also need to to take care that the workers don’t thief no more money

  3. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond December 11, 2017 at 7:24 am

    “Speaking on Saturday during the annual Christmas visit by acting Governor General Sir Philip Greaves…”
    I believe this is Sir Philip’s first year as acting GG and his first visit in that capacity. How then could this be his annual visit to the institution, which is what the above statement suggests?

    • Jennifer December 11, 2017 at 11:22 am

      Maybe there is slight confusion with capacity and incapacitated visits.

  4. Rishona Graham
    Rishona Graham December 11, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Why don’t you give those people down their some proper drugs? What achievements are you proud of? People go in their with one thing get dementia and all different things.

  5. gsmiley December 11, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Olu you are most observant. They could have just left out annual. That would have been the easy thing to do.

  6. Sunburnt Girl December 11, 2017 at 11:29 am

    You mean there and not their. Also, one does not get dementia from simply being a client. it is usually caused by disease or injury, dementia also has many forms.
    There are numerous patients who have successfully been able to reintegrate into society and occupy jobs and establish routines.

    Take time and go the facility and stop judging. it is the only one in the island.
    They’re doing so much better!


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