Regional Psychiatric Centre

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Coordinates: 52°09′43″N 106°36′09″W / 52.16194°N 106.60250°W / 52.16194; -106.60250

Canadian Prisons
Regional Psychiatric Centre
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Status: Operational
Classification: multiple
Capacity: 171 men and women
Opened: 14 November 1978
Closed:
Managed by: Corrections Canada

The Regional Psychiatric Centre is classified as a custodial forensic psychiatry facility (Federal Forensic Hospital) with multiple security levels with a staff of 345, it is located on a 55 acre parcel of land owned by the University of Saskatchewan and opened in 1978.[1] It is the only psychiatric hospital in the country with a therapeutic healing program designed for women offenders.[2]

The centre is the only of its kind affiliated with a university medical school and accredited as a hospital; patients are admitted and discharged by medical staff with senior medical staff and faculty jointly appointed with the university providing for the development of treatment and research programs.[3] The centre is one of the residency training locations used by the Psychiatry Program at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine.[4][5]

Major incidents[edit]

  • The Ashley Smith inquest examined a patient that was treated at the centre and moved back and forth with other institutions.[6]

References in the Media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC CENTRE - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan". April 2010. Corrections Canada. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Fifth Estate - Behind the Walls". Canadian Broadcast Corporation. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1978: Regional Psychiatric Centre Unique Institution". University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine - Psychiatry - Overview". University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Psychology Residency Program - Accreditation - Saskatoon Health Region". The Canadian Psychological Association - Accreditation Panel. September 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Fifth Estate - Behind the Walls". Canadian Broadcast Corporation. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 

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