Hospitalisation Department


The hospitalisation unit can take 44 patients.

Our objective: from a patient’s admission, we begin preparing their discharge.

The principles governing our approach are the same, regardless of the disorders involved.
Our approach therefore covers all our practices.
A few days before discharge, the consultant psychiatrist calls the referring psychiatrist to announce the date of discharge and to discuss the post-hospitalisation treatment programme.

The patient is discharged with the results of the various tests and a copy of all the laboratory test results. They also leave with the prescriptions they will need for their continuing care: medication, and if necessary blood test prescription and nursing care etc.

At the time of discharge, the patient is informed, thatthey can contact the consultant psychiatrist having looked after them during their stay at any time (24/24 and 7/7), or the clinic’s on-duty psychiatrist if their situation requires it.


On arrival the patient is seen by a doctor who collects the information provided, may question the patient’s family if the patient agrees, and also contact the general practitioner.

All of these elements are used to put the treatment programme together.

Patients are not managed by just one doctor. At the Clinique du Château, team work is involved, even if each patient sees their consultant physician on a daily basis.

The validity of the therapeutic approach for each patient is evaluated by consulting other doctors. This collegial decision-making, while remaining confidential, reinforces the quality and the efficacy of the proposed treatment.

It also guarantees patient safety. For the care team, it is essential for sharing information. Finally, it facilitates permanent training and progress.


Treatment is determined together by the patient and the doctor.
Nothing can be done without the patient’s agreement.

The therapeutic approach implies the active participation of the patient with support from the care teams.

Each member of the care team is fully committed to seeing patients play a proactive role in their own process of change, in the aim of leaving suffering and illness behind.

There are also other participants in addition to the care team:

  • who help restore balance to the body (psychomotricity, relaxation);
  • who maintain cognitive stimulation;
  • who introduce patients to being creative (art therapy workshop).


From the first day, the objective is to prepare the patient for their discharge and return to active life. With this in mind, treatment involves several phases:

  • provision of an immediate response to suffering;
  • ways of minimising the negative effects of the disease on the patient’s personal, work and family life;
  • measures to be taken to prevent relapse and recurrence and to minimise any complications, which may be genuinely debilitating.

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