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The Victorian Government is investing $10.9 million to deliver more mental health beds at Warrnambool Base Hospital.
The project will deliver five new acute mental health beds, increasing capacity from 15 to 20 beds.
The hospital’s acute mental health inpatient unit will also be refurbished, improving the model of care and creating a dedicated area for vulnerable consumers – including women, older people and people who identify as LGBTI.
Responding to the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, the project will improve access and recovery outcomes for members of the local community experiencing mental ill health in a contemporary and therapeutic treatment setting.
The Warrnambool Base Hospital mental health beds expansion builds on the $384.4 million provided for a major redevelopment of the Warrnambool Base Hospital.
Construction is expected is expected to be completed in mid-2023.
- FUNDING ANNOUNCED MAY 2021
- Constructions EARLY 2022 DESIGNS RELEASED
- BUILDER APPOINTED MID 2022
- Constructions MID 2022 CONSTRUCTION BEGINS
- CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE EARLY 2023
- MAY 2021 FUNDING ANNOUNCED
- EARLY 2022 Constructions DESIGNS RELEASED
- MID 2022 BUILDER APPOINTED
- MID 2022 Constructions CONSTRUCTION BEGINS
- EARLY 2023 CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE
Last updated: 20 July 2021
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