Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office

Site: St Thomas Office

Service: Psychiatric Patient Advocate

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-631-1427
Fax 519-631-8216
Website www.sse.gov.on.ca/mohltc/ppao/default.aspx
Primary Contact Melanie Abbey, Rights Advisor; Phone: 519-631-8510 ext 49447; Email: melanie.abbey@ontario.ca
Alternate Contact Robin Rundle Drake, Patient Advocate; Phone: 519-631-8510 ext 49451; Email: robin.rundledrake@ontario.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides patient advocacy and rights advice services for psychiatric patients while in hospital, as well as systemic advocacy and public education
  • Assists patients with resolving individual or systemic issues
  • Seeks to resolve issues that are impacting patient rights and entitlements 
  • Provides rights advice services 
  • Offers public education through speaking engagements
Hours Administration: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Areas Served Elgin County
Boundaries Elgin
Eligibility Must be a patient of Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care * groups and organizations
Application Call or visit website
Languages English ; French
Fees Free
Agency Information
Established 1983
Funding Provincial - MOHLTC
Site Information
Site Location Central Elgin
Located In Community Central Elgin
Address & Map
401 Sunset Dr
St Thomas, ON N5R 3C6
Intersection Sunset Dr north of Southdale Line
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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