Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre
Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre is the Bahamas’ national resource for Psychiatric, Geriatric and Substance Abuse Services. The Centre is located in the eastern district of New Providence on Fox Hill Road, has a staff complement of 750 and consists primarily of two (2) Hospitals: Geriatric Hospital which cares for the elderly with medical, social and psychiatric problems; and the Sandilands Hospital that cares for the mentally and physically challenged children, adolescent and adult clients.
The Sandilands Hospital was established in 1956 and presently consists of nine (9) in-patient psychiatric wards. The Geriatric Hospital was officially opened in 1965 and presently consists of five (5) in-patient wards. Three Substance Abuse Units (Detoxification, Lignum Vitae Unit, and Humblestone House) were established in the mid-1980’s.
Outpatient psychiatric clinics and mental health services are provided at specialty clinics within the Princess Margaret Hospital and Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre’s Community Counselling & Assessment Centre (CCAC) located on Market Street. Outpatient gerontological services are provided primarily at the Anne’s Town Clinic and selected public health clinics in New Providence.
The Executive Management Committee of Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre is responsible for the overall management of the institution and is comprised of the Hospital Administrator, Medical Chief of Staff, Principal Nursing Officer and Financial Controller. The Committee is supported by a group of mid-level managers responsible for Clinical and Non-Clinical areas.
Our mission essentially provides a purpose for the administration of our services. Visionary leadership motivates our staff to strive for excellence and maintains commitment to providing good quality healthcare to all our clients.
SRC encourages and welcome relatives, friends, civic organizations and ecumenical representatives to visit our inpatients. In this regard, we have daily visiting hours as follows: