Specialized Emergency Unit at St. Paul's for people who are severely addicted & mentally ill

A new Acute Behavioural Stabilization Unit has been opened at St. Paul’s. This new unit is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides nine dedicated emergency psychiatric beds located in a separate area of St. Paul’s emergency department.

A first of its kind for Vancouver, the unit offers short stay admissions (up to 48 hours) and was renovated to increase the capacity of St. Paul’s emergency department to treat patients who are severely addicted and mentally ill.