Mental health care sadly remains stigmatized well into the 21st Century. The healing of the mind is still a mystery. It requires no instruments or operations – simply a careful diagnosis, medication and a place to heal. Victoria Hospital offers 15 beds and a close team of doctors and nurses to patients who are required by the Mental Health Act to be referred to treatment for their own protection. Victoria Hospital cares for patients with post-partum depression, bipolar mood disorder, schizophrenia and a host of mental illnesses triggered by drug use.
The causes of many of these disorders are unknown, others are genetic and so could affect anyone, no matter what their background or lifestyle.