New Adult Mental Health and Addictions Facility

Picture of the new adult mental health and addictions facility
Picture of the new adult mental health and addictions facility

Location
St. John’s

Project summary

In 2018, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced $6.1 million for a new state-of-the-art mental health and addictions facility. The new facility will be built on the Health Sciences Centre campus and will be connected to the existing hospital. Each unit will have access to an outdoor terrace space and both inpatient and outpatient areas incorporate ample daylight and outdoor views.

The guiding principles of the design of the new adult mental health and addictions facility include:

  • reducing stigma,
  • client-centred care,
  • recovery-focused philosophy,
  • access to quality care, and
  • community and family integration.

The state of the art facility will offer 102 beds, including:

  • a forensic unit,
  • two adult acute units,
  • a geriatric unit,
  • a short stay unit, and
  • eating disorder inpatient program.

Inpatient amenities will include a therapeutic mall with services such as physiotherapy, a village square, fitness studio, art therapy program and horticultural suite.

Everything about the new facility – the natural light, outdoor terraces, green spaces, artwork, color palette and furniture – is selected to create a holistic and welcoming environment conducive to recovery.

The design team has worked closely with staff, physicians, and the client and family advisory committee to ensure the guiding principles are being met.

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Last updated: 2021-08-25