201 Yarra Bend Road,
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.
Design team appointed
Guymer Bailey Architects and Aecom (Engineering) have been appointed and work has begun developing the detailed designs for the expansion.
The co-design and engagement process will continue this year, drawing on the insights and experiences of patients, consumers, carers, clinicians and researchers.