St. Joe’s is known for its expertise and compassion in caring for people with mental illness. Our west-end community has the city’s highest concentration of people living with mental illness and our Emergency department receives the highest volume of patients with mental illness or addictions in central Toronto.
Donors helped create the new Mental Health Emergency Services Unit (MHESU) which opened in April 2019. We are so very thankful to all of our west-end neighbours who came together to build this vital new space.
This state-of-the-art facility was designed with input from patients to create a truly patient-centred experience. Environment plays a role in how people feel and has an effect on the healing process. The comforting, modern new space helps reduce anxiety, calm fears and provide the highest level of safety for both patients and staff.