Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine Queen's University

Division of Adult

Division Co-Chairs: Dr. Simon O'Brien, MD, LMCC, CCFP, FRCP (PCH) and Dr. Adriana Carvalhal, B.Sc., MD, CM, FRCPC (Acting - HDH)

Administrative Support: Carol Burtch (PCH) and Mary Turner (HDH) 

The Division of Adult Psychiatry is comprised of an energetic multidisciplinary group of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and pastoral care workers. Faculty members are engaged in a wide range of activities including providing clinical services, teaching, research and administrative duties.

Our services are provided at Hotel Dieu Hospital and Providence Care Hospital.

The Division of Adult Psychiatry out of Hotel Dieu Hospital offers acute psychiatric assessment and treatment to adults over the age of 18 through the following services: Inpatient Services, Outpatient Services and Emergency Psychiatry and Community Liaison. We have also two specialised regional programs: Early Psychosis Intervention Program and Eating Disorders Program

The Division of Adult Psychiatry at Providence Care provides a wide array of specialized services through three program areas - Adult Treatment and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Services.  Each of the three services offers a continuum of care - inpatient, outpatient and community - with an emphasis on reintegrating clients into the community at the earliest possible opportunity.  As we move forward with restructuring, Providence Care will take on a clearly defined role as a regional provider of specialized services to people with serious mental illness and a regional resource to community agencies.  In its role as a teaching facility, Providence Care participates in the training of students and a number of clinical staff conduct clinical research to contribute to the understanding of mental illness and treatment.