Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine Queen's University

2011 Annual Report

It is my pleasure to present you with the 2011 Annual Report for the Department of Psychiatry at Queen's University.

First of all, I would like to congratulate all members of the Department for a very successful and prosperous year.

Under the leadership of Dr. Ruzica Jokic, we have achieved full accreditation of our Postgraduate Program.  The external reviewers commended our program for the excellent work and contributions of all of our faculty and residents.

After 14 years at Hotel Dieu Hospital, our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry acute inpatient services move to the newly built, state of the art unit on Burr 4 at Kingston General Hospital.  We have encountered a few growing pains since our move but continue to work closely with the staff, physicians, residents and administration to ensure excellence in patient care.

2011 was year three of our strategic plan and I am happy to report that the vast majority of our goals were achieved.  Implementation of our departmental Practice Plan remains an important goal and will continue to take place front and centre in our work in 2012.

Our Department is taking an important role in establishing interprofessional Collaborative Care Services along with a leadership role in the provision of Mental Health services in our area in tandem with our external partners.

This past year, we have made significant progress in the recruitment and retention of our faculty and this also remains as an essential and important goal in our 2012 Strategic Goals.

As I am nearing the end of my term as Head of the Department of Psychiatry, I would like to sincerely thank all of the members of the Department for their hard work and dedication.  It is only through realization that this is your Department and it is your contributions that better the life of the Department, which in turn allows us to acknowledge the enormous contributions of Dr. Leslie Flynn as Deputy Head, Academic to the Department and its members.