Campbelltown Hospital’s Mental Health Facilities To Double In Capacity

Campbelltown Hospital’s Mental Health Facilities To Double In Capacity

New South Wales Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies

New Era In Mental Health Care For Campbelltown Hospital

Victor P Taffa

Campbelltown Hospital’s mental health facilities will double in capacity under a major multi-level expansion to enhance the care of adults and older people into the future.

Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies today unveiled the designs, part of the $632 Million Stage 2 Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment, which include a specialised older person’s unit and medium secure unit for adults, to operate alongside the general acute mental health units.

“These new facilities will help deliver a range of integrated and specialist mental health services for the most vulnerable within our communities.” Minister Davies said.

New specialist facilities will be the first beds delivered under the New South Wales Government’s $700 Million Mental Health Infrastructure Program.

It will double the current capacity of the mental health unit to 132 inpatient beds, with new acute beds as well as 20 specialised beds for older people and 20 places in the expanded adult unit.

“These designs are the result of extensive planning and consultation involving hospital staff, community and consumer groups.” Minister Davies said.

Mental health facilities will be located within the new Clinical Services Building, with construction on the Stage 2 redevelopment scheduled to begin in 2019.

For local mental health services phone, the New South Wales Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, or if you or someone you know needs crisis support call Lifeline 13 11 14.