The Mental Health Capital Renewal Fund aims to achieve the following benefits:
Projects will prioritise safety while maintaining a therapeutic and least restrictive environment for consumers.
Support growing demand
Upgrades to clinical services and increased capacity ensure local communities can access the treatment they need when they need it. Greater flexibility in delivering support it will also reduce the number of crisis situations and flow on to emergency services.
Improved patient outcomes
Modern facilities and equipment will support the delivery of enhanced and contemporary models of care. This improves patient outcomes and wellbeing.
Enhanced working environment
Improvements and upgrades to existing working areas for staff and medical professionals will ensure they can continue to provide high quality care in a safe environment. Updated systems and technology can also reduce administrative burden, and increase time dedicated to consumer care.
Stronger local economies
Construction and upgrades of public health care services provide opportunities for local trades and businesses to undertake project-based work. This contributes to the economic viability of Victorian communities.
The expansion of public health care services can also provide ongoing employment opportunities for medical and healthcare professionals and create employment pathways for younger generations.