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The Organizational Structure, 1979

Department Description
Admission Wards Patients are assessed to determine treatment needs, and referred to specialized unit.
Intermediate Care/Rehabilitation Unit Patients not needing chronic care. Prepares patients for adjustment to community life.
Chronic Care Unit For patients needing long-term hospital-based treatment and therapy.
Alcohol Unit A twenty-eight day program involving primary diagnosis of alcoholism, individual, group and family therapy.
Self-Care Unit For patients well enough to care for themselves, but needing hospital to prevent relapse.
Social Orientation Unit For the mentally handicapped who suffer from emotional disturbance.
Special Observation Unit A security ward for patients requiring close supervision, observation and assessment. Patients on Lt. Governor’s warrant, violent behaviour, suicidal.
Psychogeriatrics Unit For senior citizens who suffer from progressive forms of senility, difficult to care for in nursing homes.
Occupational Therapy In-patient program for training various craft activities designed to assist patients to concentrate and cope with their problems.
Vocational and Recreational Therapy Housed in the industrial trades building for in-patients and out-patients. Involves patients in limit production activities under contract with companies.
D.A.R.E An expanded form of vocational therapy off campus, mainly for out-patients. Involves patients and out-patients.
Out-Patient and Community Services Hospital follow-up activity for discharged patients living in community.

Reference

Ontario Public Service Employees Union. The Closing of Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital: the Case for Reconsideration. Toronto, 1979.
Retrieved from the Archives for the History of Canadian Psychiatry and Mental Health Services, January 30, 2005.

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