Psychiatry in Central Denmark Region
Adult Psychiatry departments are managed by a department management team consisting of a chief physician and a senior nursing officer. The department management reports directly to the hospital management and are part of the overall management group for Psychiatry.
Adult Psychiatry is represented throughout the region and includes Regional Psychiatry Horsens, Regional Psychiatry West Jutland, Regional Psychiatry Central Jutland, Regional Psychiatry Randers, as well as the psychiatric departments at Aarhus University Hospital, Psychiatry. In addition to this is the Service Department.
Adult Psychiatry is a part of the secondary health care service and is responsible for the assessment and treatment of people with severe mental illness. There is close collaboration between the practice sector, regional social services, somatic health care services, and municipalities.
The management of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is handled by a department management team consisting of a chief physician and a senior nursing officer, as in Adult Psychiatry. The department management team reports to hospital management and is part of the overall management group for Psychiatry.
The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is responsible for the assessment and treatment of children and young people with psychiatric problems under the age of 18, within the main areas of infants, young children, school-aged children and adolescents. Patients who are under the age of 18 at the time they reach referral are treated in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry until they reach the age of 21. Treatment takes place in Aarhus, Herning and Viborg.
The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is also responsible for treating patients with eating disorders, regardless of the patient’s age.
Overall administration, along with the administration of Aarhus University Hospital, Psychiatry is handled by the Psychiatric Administration, which is headed by a chief of staff. The chief of staff reports to hospital management.
The Psychiatric Administration is responsible for tasks under Psychiatry concerning HR, training, information and communication, legal matters, planning and development, financing and quality standards.
Psychiatry is an organisation operating in line with Central Denmark Region’s somatic hospitals. Psychiatry is managed by the hospital management and reports to the corporate management.
The hospital management team includes a managing director, a chief executive nurse and a hospital medical director. The hospital management has overall responsibility for operation and development within Psychiatry, including appropriate planning and organisation of the enterprise as a whole.
Psychiatry has approx. 3000 members of staff.
Central Denmark Region Psychiatry is organised into eight hospital departments that are divided into two specialties; Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.