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The $349.6 million upgrade of Thomas Embling Hospital will deliver an additional 82 secure mental health beds and help transform Victoria’s forensic mental health system.
Thomas Embling Hospital is a secure forensic mental health hospital, providing care and treatment for people living with a serious mental illness in, or at risk of entering, the justice system.
With significant growth in forensic patients and increasing demand for mental health beds in the justice system, the project will ensure that Victorians most at risk can access mental health services in a secure, contemporary and recovery-focused environment.
The expansion will include a new dedicated 34-bed women’s precinct, a 48-bed medium security men’s facility, as well as clinical administration facilities.
Construction of the Thomas Embling Hospital expansion is set to commence in mid-2022 and due to be completed in 2024.
The project is the first stage of a major rebuild and will fulfil a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.
- FUNDING ANNOUNCED MAY 2021
- Constructions 2022 BUILDER APPOINTED
- CONSTRUCTION BEGINS MID-2022
- Constructions 2024 CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE
- MAY 2021 FUNDING ANNOUNCED
- 2022 Constructions BUILDER APPOINTED
- MID-2022 CONSTRUCTION BEGINS
- 2024 Constructions CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE
Thomas Embling Hospital expansion
- 201 Yarra Bend Road Fairfield, Victoria, 3078, Australia
Last updated: 20 May 2021
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