Launched in partnership with the Alex Panton Foundation and Ministry of Health & Wellness, our comfortable and youth-friendly centre complements the Accident & Emergency department by providing care and support to children and adolescents (ages 10 – 20) experiencing mental health issues.
Alex’s Place, HSA’s Adolescent Mental Health Hub was officially opened in January 2023. Services are currently offered Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm. We aim to advance this service to extended hours later this year.
Alex’s Place is located at the front of the Cayman Islands Hospital on the left after passing the main Atrium. Walk-ins and referrals welcome.
A multi-disciplinary team consisting of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, paediatric/adolescent mental health nurses, social workers, and occupational therapists will provide evidence-based care focused on crisis response in the management of mental health-related risks and community outreach services.
Persons may be escorted to the Accident & Emergency department following the triage process. This depends on the medical conditions presented, as some symptoms may be manifestations of other illnesses, which are appropriately treated by the medical team in the emergency room.
The A&E department will also support medical doctors when treating persons experiencing severe agitation.
With the continued collaboration and new ventures with local charities, mental health service providers, youth services, and government bodies, Alex’s Place is a step forward in ensuring an integrated service that meets the needs of the youth in our community.