Seminar Series: Giuseppe Guaiana

Ways to determine the optimal number of beds in a Mental Health system

Dr. Giuseppe Guaiana

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Western University
Chief of Psychiatry
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
Mental Health and Addiction Clinical Lead
Ontario Health (West)

This talk will be abut the ways to determine the number of beds in a Mental Health system. It will explore the historical reasons for the importance of the topic, and will then focus on the parameters than need to be taken into account in order to correctly plan for beds. 

Short Biography:
Dr. Giuseppe Guaiana graduated in Medicine from the University of Milan, Italy in 1998. He then started his Residency in Psychiatry at the Eastern Piedmont University in Novara, Italy. He moved to the United Kingdom in 2001 to complete his Residency Training in Psychiatry. He was Board Certified in Psychiatry in 2002, from Italy and United Kingdom.

Since July 2009, he has been Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Western University. He has been appointed as Chief of Psychiatry at Saint Thomas Elgin General Hospital, where he currently works. He has also been the Director of the Extended Campus Program, in the Department of Psychiatry of Western University, since January 2018 and the Mental Health and Addiction Clinical Lead for the West Area of the Ministry of Health of Ontario, since March 2019.