Leamington District Memorial Hospital Mental Health Update

December 19, 2013

In order to provide an update on psychiatric services at Leamington District Memorial Hospital (LDMH), please see the following:

  • Patients can expect continued psychiatric services
  • Patients visiting LDMH will continue to receive psychiatric services through the agreement with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) for the next 30 days
  • Following this transition period, a new agreement with Windsor area hospitals will then provide psychiatric services
  • The new service agreements are based on a year and a half of planning and community consultation. During the planning process it was identified that the majority of LDMH patients requiring psychiatric services were already accessing care at Windsor hospitals
  • The new agreement will now make it easier for Windsor/Essex patients to receive care closer to home
  • By realigning services, patients may also have a greater opportunity to access community support services as needed

In summary, this transfer of services from Chatham-Kent to Windsor/Essex will be beneficial for patients and will help to ensure they receive better access to care.