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Sensory Processing Room Adds Important New Service

A generous gift from the Royal University Hospital Auxiliary is drawing the attention of many people who walk by the new sensory processing room at the Irene and Leslie Dubé Centre for Mental Health.

Members of the RUH Auxiliary helped make the sensory processing room a reality. Sensory processing is considered an innovative treatment in the field of psychiatric health. It can be used to manage hallucinations, decrease suicidal thoughts, decrease self-injurious behaviours and improve negative thinking. In short, it can help improve an individual’s function and behaviour.

Some of the unique features of this room are fibre optics, padded flooring, adjustable dimming light, light effects, alternate seating, swings, weighted blankets, and much more. The Auxiliary raised $80,000 to create the colourful room.

Alicia Carey, senior occupational therapist at the Dubé Centre for Mental Health, looks forward to the benefits of the new equipment for patient care.

Colourful images and various textures are used in the sensory processing room.




At RUH Foundation, we create excellence in health care by raising funds that anticipate and respond to needs for innovative research, education and patient care at Royal University Hospital.

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