INPATIENT SERVICES-Psychiatric Intensive Observation Unit (PIOU)

The Scarborough Hospital Birchmount Campus (3030 Birchmount Rd.)

  • 6 Psychiatric Intensive Observation beds
  • 1:3 ratio (Nurse:Patient) with constant Nursing observation 24hours
  • Patient/family-focused with collaborative iinterprofessional team approach to care planning, treatment, and transition/discharge planning
  • Referral to internal and external community resources
  • Evidence-based: Groups, psychoeducation, structured activities

Referral Process

  • Transferred from Emergency Department