02 December 2023

Communities in Western Sydney are getting their first peek inside a $460 million Integrated Mental Health Complex which will form part of the Westmead Health Precinct through a new fly-through video animation.

Once built the state-of-the-art facility will be the largest of its kind in NSW, designed to support recovery in a welcoming, safe and person-centred environment.

The new complex will include:

  • Acute mental health beds including beds for youth, adolescents, adults, older persons and people living with eating disorders 
  • Mental health intensive care and high dependency units 
  • A mental health assessment area
  • Sub and non-acute mental health beds
  • Multidisciplinary ambulatory and outpatient services
  • Education facilities
  • Link bridge to the main hospital building entry, emergency department, Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre and public transport connections.

The new facility will be connected to Westmead Hospital making it easier for patients to receive integrated care for both their mental and physical health.

Early works have already begun, with main works expected to start in 2024.

The project complements the $669.8 million Statewide Mental Health Infrastructure Program and Western Sydney’s investment in new and upgraded mental health facilities for Western Sydney, including the recently completed Blacktown Hospital Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit and Westmead Mother and Baby Unit.  

Mental health inpatient services currently provided at Cumberland Hospital west campus will continue until the new complex is operational.

More information can be found on the Health Infrastructure website​​

Minister for Mental Health Rose Jackson said:

“Western Sydney is the state’s fastest growing region, and this once-in-a-generation project will be a game changer - giving consumers access to world-class mental health facilities closer to home.

“We’ve designed the new facility hand in hand with people that have lived experience of mental illness to deliver the best care possible in an environment that supports treatment and recovery.

“We know mental health care is vital so we’re investing in facilities like this across the state to ensure NSW have the facilities and support they need to navigate their mental health.”

Member for Parramatta Donna Davis said:

“Putting this facility in the heart of the Westmead Health Precinct will make it easier for patients to receive integrated care for both their mental and physical health.

“The last few years have been tough on our community’s mental health. Knowing we’re making progress towards delivering this state-of-the-art mental health facility shows this government is committed to providing Western Sydney the support it needs​.”