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Forensics

Forensic Mental Health: Setting the Record Straight

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There are more than just a few myths surrounding mental health care in Ontario and the services we provide at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores).

When it comes to mental illness and the treatment of it, there is an incredibly long history of silence.

Why Does a Patient Go Missing?

Sign at entrance of Ontario Shores

It is heartbreaking to monitor social media when a patient from Ontario Shores goes missing and the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) post a media release in an effort to inform the public and safely return the individual to hospital.

Forensic Community Reintegration Unit (FCRU)

Police Officer with Patient
The Forensic Community Reintegration Unit (FCRU) is a 25-bed unit at Ontario Shores for patients on Disposition Orders from the Ontario Review Board (ORB) who require a general forensic environment.

Forensic Transitional Unit (FTU)

The Forensic Transitional Unit (FTU) is a 25-bed unit at Ontario Shores for patients on Disposition Orders from the Ontario Review Board (ORB) who require a general forensic environment.

Forensic Rehabilitation Unit (FRU)

The Forensic Rehabilitation Unit (FRU) is a 20-bed unit at Ontario Shores for patients on Disposition Orders from the Ontario Review Board (ORB) who require a secure setting. Members of an interprofessional healthcare team provide recovery-focused treatment, and work with patients to develop and implement individual care plans. The team provides support and assistance in a safe and therapeutic environment as patients move towards a less restrictive environment and ultimately return to the community.

Forensic Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit (FARU)

The Forensic Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit (FARU) is a 20-bed unit at Ontario Shores for patients on Disposition Orders from the Ontario Review Board (ORB) who require a secure setting and for patients referred by the court system who require a secure setting.

Forensic Assessment Unit (FAU)

The Forensic Assessment Unit (FAU) is a 22-bed unit at Ontario Shores for patients referred by the court system who require a secure setting.