The Psychiatric Emergency Program provides the residents of the North Shore and surrounding areas with access to prompt psychiatric assessments through the Emergency Department at Lions Gate Hospital.
The program also expedites the care and appropriate triaging of psychiatric patients in the Emergency Department. Additionally it provides a nursing liaison among the Inpatient Psychiatric Services, the Emergency Department and the appropriate community resources.
The Psychiatric Emergency Program acts as Admission Co-ordinator to Magnolia House as designated and on weekends.
The emergency physician oversees all admissions to the Emergency Department. The on-call psychiatrist is available by pager for consults.