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.
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.Minister for Mental Health Rose Jackson
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.
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.
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.