Mental Health Care

The Psychiatric Hospital is geared towards facilitating community-based care empowering families and communities through education and enhancing quality of life. The objectives of the Psychiatric hospital are:

  • To provide mental health services to all Barbadians
  • To provide care in the least restrictive environment
  • To create a physical environment which is safe and therapeutic 
  • To motivate staff to perform at a level to achieve the stated objectives
  • To provide education for the community in an attempt to reduce stigma and recognise the early onset of mental ill health

The services offered by the hospital are organized into four main areas.

In-patient services

  • Acute Psychiatric Care
  • Drug Rehabilitation Services
  • Forensic Psychiatric Care
  • Long Stay/Psycho-geriatric Care
  • Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services
  • Support Services

Out-patient services

  • Clinical Services
  • Social Visits 
  • Support Services

Community Programmes

  • Community Mental Services
  • Outreach Education Programme
  • Quarter-way House Service
  • Prison Clinic Services
  • Child Guidance Services

Training and Research

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate training of Medical Students from the University of the West Indies
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate training of the nursing students from the Barbados Community College
  • Certificate training of Nursing Auxiliaries from the Barbados Community College and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute
  • In service training for all categories of staff