$31m for up­grade

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

A $31 mil­lion men­tal health unit was un­veiled at Sir Charles Gaird­ner Hos­pi­tal last week.

The state-of-the-art in­pa­tient ser­vice for peo­ple aged 18 to 64 years, re­places the ex­ist­ing men­tal health ward at SCGH and of­fers 30 beds, in­clud­ing a six-bed psy­chi­atric in­ten­sive care unit al­low­ing 140 ad­mis­sions a year.

Staffed by spe­cial­ist multi-dis­ci­plinary teams, the unit aims to pro­vide a greater range of treat­ment op­tions for adult men­tal health pa­tients need­ing acute care, through a strong aca­demic and re­search-based fo­cus.

The up­grade is part of $30 mil­lion in cap­i­tal fund­ing for 2015-16 to be in­vested by the State Gov­ern­ment in men­tal health ser­vices.

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