Patient care and treatment
Individuals admitted to the Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal generally come from another psychiatric hospital centre and are received by the appropriate care unit. The goal is to stabilize their condition and reduce any potential for dangerousness in view of their return to the originating hospital centre and treating team.
In certain cases, patients cannot return to their sector hospital for medical or security reasons. Patients are then admitted to another unit or they are referred to an external resource if they are being discharged.
Other patients are referred by the Court or come from prevention or detention centres. These individuals are entrusted to the Institut for a legal assessment and stay for an average of 30 days in one of the specialized units: H-3 or H-4. Once the Court hands down a decision, the person may be admitted to another care unit or transferred to another health care establishment or even a penal institution.
Each care unit applies a treatment plan that is adapted to the hospitalized individual. The Institut's patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, criminologists, sociotherapists and nurses.