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Dear Akeso Patient

While we are sorry that the symptoms of your psychiatric or psychological disease has led to you being admitted or contemplating being admitted into hospital, we are pleased you have chosen an Akeso hospital as the place to change the direction of the momentum of your life.

Psychiatric and psychological solutions have three primary causes: biological, psychological, and social. At Akeso, we take pride in our integrated approach to treating these causes. By ‘integrated’, we mean that at our hospitals, the psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, pharmacists and other professionals all work together to make sure you and your family are getting the best possible care.

Our group programs are designed according to best international and local practice, and we have come to learn that the more you and your family participate in the treatment process, the better the outcomes for everyone.

At Akeso, our guiding principle is ‘treatment beyond containment.’ What we mean by this, is that your treatment program should not be designed solely to ‘contain’ your symptoms, but that your in-hospital care should also be an opportunity for a new beginning, a fresh start.

So, while our immediate focus will be to give you and your family relief from the sometimes devastating symptoms of your disease, all the while that you are in our care, we will be working with you to find creative and sustainable ways of getting and staying healthy.

For us, health is defined as the relationships you have with yourself (your mind, body and spirit); your potential to love and be loved in return; and your capacity to find meaning in your daily occupation, be it work, parenting, caring for others or study.

At our Akeso hospitals, we trust you’ll find many pathways to improved and sustained health. These pathways will generally include medication, individual, group and family therapies and developing new life skills. While we’ll be there to help you find new direction, we can’t do it without you!

We look forward to getting to know you over the course of your stay with us.