St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital

To be decommissioned: St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital at St Ann’s Road, Port of Spain. —Photo: ROBERT TAYLOR

THERE will be objections to Government’s plan to decommission the St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital, psychiatrist Dr Varma Deyalsingh has said.

Speaking with the Express yesterday, Dr Deyalsingh predicted that because of the stigma surrounding mental health, few communities will be pleased about a mental health facility being developed in their area. On Monday, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said a plan was being developed that would eventually see the decommissioning of the St Ann’s facility and the construction of a new “centrally located, major” mental health facility.