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Westside Lodge dual diagnosis unit expansion
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Westside Lodge dual diagnosis unit expansion

Location 12 Santiago St, Sunshine, Victoria, 3021, Australia

The Victorian Government is investing $9.42 million to expand the Westside Lodge dual diagnosis unit at Sunshine Hospital.

Operated by Western Health, the 20-bed residential rehabilitation facility offers a three month long therapeutic program for people experiencing ill mental health and/or alcohol or drug use issues who have completed a substance detox.

The expansion will deliver 10 additional beds and refurbish shared common areas. Once complete, Westside Lodge will have capacity to treat an additional 40 people each year.

Construction is expected to commence in mid-2022. During construction, the project is expected to create and sustain around 28 construction industry jobs.

The redevelopment is expected to be complete in mid-2023.

The Westside Lodge dual diagnosis unit expansion will provide:

  • additional 10 residential beds
  • refurbishment of support areas.

The Westside Lodge dual diagnosis unit expansion aims to achieve the following benefits:

Improved access to services

The Westside Lodge dual diagnosis unit expansion will add 10 beds to the much-needed service, increasing access to treatment and reducing waiting lists. This will improve outcomes, as longer delays before admission to treatment are associated with increased dropout rates during treatment.

Relieving pressure on the system

New residential rehabilitation beds will help meet increased demand for services and relieve pressure on other health services.

New construction jobs

At the peak of construction, the redevelopment is expected to create and sustain around 28 construction industry jobs

This project is being delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in partnership with Western Health.

Westside Lodge
  • Location
  • 12 Santiago St
    Sunshine, Victoria, 3021, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 8345 4010

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Last updated: 13 August 2021