Acute Care Psychiatry Unit West 3A Waterford Hospital

What we do

The acute care psychiatric unit in West 3A at the Waterford Hospital is a 21-bed teaching unit. We promote a recovery model approach to our care and offer an interdisciplinary approach towards assessment and treatment of mental health problems and mental illness during the acute phase. We provide interdisciplinary assessment, acute intervention and follow-up. We maintain close links with community.

Patient expectations

While on the unit, you are encouraged to: participate in the groups that are available on the unit; to participate in visiting hours; to participate in visits with others on the unit in the main lounge and to participate in activities such as doing crafts and reading books and magazines on the unit.

Our team

  • Psychiatrists
  • General practitioners
  • Residents
  • Clinical clerks
  • Nurses
  • Clinical pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Occupational therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Dietitian
  • Pastoral care
  • Discharge liaison nurse

During admission, your treatment, management and progress will be discussed and reviewed by the team.

You will be assigned to a nurse who will ensure your participation in the decision-making regarding your care and treatment during your stay.

Where we are

Waterford Hospital
Acute Care – W3A
306 Waterford Bridge Rd.
St. John’s, NL
A1E 4J8

Hours of operation

We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How to reach us

Telephone: 709-777-3482

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Last updated: 2020-06-03