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
“These new facilities will help deliver
a range of integrated and specialist mental health services for the most
vulnerable within our communities,” Mrs Davies said.
The new specialist facilities will be the first
beds delivered under
the NSW 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,” Mrs Davies said.
The mental health facilities will be
located within the new Clinical Services Building, with construction on the
Stage 2 redevelopment scheduled to begin in 2019.
Flythrough and images of the new
facilities are here: http://tiny.cc/m5kg1y.
For local mental health services phone the NSW
Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, or if you or someone you know needs crisis
support call Lifeline 13 11 14.