Grand River Hospital's new child and adolescent inpatient psychiatry unit (or CAIP) opened to patients in June 2011. Providing exceptional patient care with a focus on recovery, the unit is bright, spacious and offers patients access to the outside through a private landscaped courtyard.
The new CAIP unit includes:
- Individual bedrooms and washrooms for more privacy; a landscaped courtyard for space and freedom in a safe environment;
- An observation area for children requiring constant care;
- A classroom to serve as an educational resource for patients, and assist with the transition back to school; and
- A dedicated mental health entrance with its own reception, resource, and waiting areas.
Construction on this unit was completed at the end of May, 2011.