The Transitions Program works within a shared care model whereby patients are managed by the local family physicians with psychiatric consultation, as required. It serves patients with mental health diagnoses who have been assessed and approved by Transitions Services and are awaiting placement in a supported living/long term facility. The unit utilizes a patient tracking security system which can accommodate certain types of patient who have a tendency to wander or elope. Due to environmental and staffing constraints however, the unit cannot accommodate patients who have unprovoked or unanticipated aggressive behavior towards self or others.
Physician referral is required and applications must be completed with supporting documents and include when the patient was assessed by Transition Services, who the Transition Services Worker is and where they are waitlisted for (Transition).