Psychiatric Acute Care

Psychiatric Acute Care

We deal with mental illness in the acute phase, which requires expertise and is difficult to handle in general psychiatric hospitals.
 

Psychiatric Acute Care Wards

They include the following:
Locked wards are Ward 31(mixed, 34 beds), Ward 32 (female, 34 beds), Ward 33 (male, 30 beds), Ward 61 (male, 40 beds), Ward 62 (mixed, Adolescence, 40 beds), Ward 63 (male, 45 beds) and Ward 64 (female, 45 beds). Ward 54 (mixed, 46 beds)is an open ward.

Ward 33 takes part in the Tokyo Metropolitan Out of Hours Psychiatric Care Project, as well as functioning as a triage ward that allocates newly admitted patients to a suitable ward. Wards 31 and 32 are so-called Super Emergency Wards (Psychiatric Emergency Hospitalization Wards), aiming to discharge patients for home within three months.
Half the rooms of these three wards are for locked seclusion; patients who are so agitated as to need seclusion go into one of these wards.
Patients who do not need seclusion will go into the other locked wards, or into Ward 54, which is open. The most suitable ward will be chosen for each patient, considering his/her condition, gender, age and form of admission.

 

Disorders we treat

We treat various mental disorders including psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, personality disorders and organic and symptomatic mental disorders. In addition to the aforementioned acute wards, we have specialist wards: Ward 71 is for patients with alcohol and substance use disorders. Ward 73 and 41 are for patients with dementia.

 

Inpatient Care

We aim to minimize seclusion and physical restraint and to provide pharmacological treatments and psychological care. Multidisciplinary staff provides, from the early stage, psychological therapy, psycho-education, medication guidance, occupational therapy and casework where necessary, based on the condition of the patient. Care and treatment are provided using the Psychiatric Clinical Pathway (standardized care plan) in order to improve the quality of hospital care by preventing prolonged stay, standardizing care and treatment and promoting communication among multidisciplinary staff. As the patient’s condition improves with treatment, he/she will be moved to a more open ward to ensure provision of appropriate care environment and to promote earlier recovery and discharge.

We accept patients who are referred to us by other psychiatric hospitals and clinics, as well as our outpatients. We also accept patients who are difficult to treat in other psychiatric hospitals, and patients who need modified electroconvulsive therapy or Clozapine treatment.
We accept many patients of foreign nationality; we provide hospital care for all foreign patients who need involuntary hospitalization in Tokyo.