Department of Psychiatry

Mental health inpatients will be treated in modern, purpose built wards on levels 2 and 3 of J-Block from Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

The new look Department of Psychiatry provides more patient privacy with wards predominantly configured in single bed rooms.

There are new treatment spaces now available in the new high dependency unit such as sensory modulation and de-escalation available.

Modern, durable, anti-ligature furniture and fittings has been sourced from mental health experts nationwide and overseas.

State-of-the-art information communication technology is a feature in the new wards including mobile duress alarms, sensory modulation lighting and centralised television and lighting control.

The design has ensured that all patients have access to outdoor space, a significant achievement in an inner-city environment.

The open ward is located on level 2 with the closed ward and high dependency ward for the highest acuity patients located on level 3 which is a secure floor.

The J-Block mental health inpatient facility will be an opportunity to confirm design elements before the mental health wards in the new K-Block are completed.

Patient Room with television
Bathroom ensuite with nurse call
Bedroom Door
Mental health designed bed
View from patient room
Patient Dining area with view to outdoor recreation area
Durable seclusion room
Sensory modulation room