Call to give patients a chance
STIGMA associated with the mentally ill continues to prevent them from being reintegrated into society.
Coordinator of the Quarterway House of the Psychiatric Hospital, Sharon Sargeant, said greater understanding was needed by corporate Barbados and the public.
She told the DAILY NATION yesterday, Patient Appreciation Day, that the Quarterway House programme needed more buy-in as most of the work the patients received was in-house.
Sargeant said there were 13 men and a woman enrolled. She said only one – a new patient – was unemployed and the hospital was employing ten of them, paying a stipend.
Patient Appreciation Day was part of the week of activities, which continues with a sports day today from 10 a.m. and a health fair on Saturday in Heroes Square. (CA)