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Update: Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene – Oak Ridge Facility

Recently the Ontario government made the decision to divest all of the services and facilities of the Mental Health Centre at Penetanguishene, including the provincial maximum security program currently housed at Oak Ridge to Penetanguishene General Hospital (PGH).

The supervisor’s report issued in June recommended that the provincial maximum security program be divested to CAMH. However, after significant due diligence and discussion between all parties concerned, it has been decided that CAMH can serve as a better partner instead by:

  • Continuing our long-standing collaborative work with Penetanguishene and increasing our academic role in concert with PGH
  • Assisting with medical and other staffing for the Oak Ridge facility
  • Partnering on developing a Forensic Network for the Province

CAMH remains committed to improving our forensic work which has doubled in the past 10 years, serving as a provincial resource and building the understanding of and care for people with mental illness and addictions problems who are in Ontario’s forensic system. We look forward to an ongoing collaboration with PGH and the Ontario government in pursuit of this goal.

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