TEXT: Construction is complete on a new state-of-the-art, 16-bed acute mental health facility at the McKellar Centre in Geelong.
IMAGES: Aerial footage of the McKellar Centre in Geelong and its surrounds.
TEXT: Take a look inside.
IMAGES: Details of a small water feature at the facility before footage moves to a slow reveal of the inside of a patient bedroom, which has large windows letting in natural light and outside views, and a quick glimpse of the reception and foyer area.
TEXT: The new facility is part of the Victorian Government’s $801 million Mental Health Beds Expansion Program.
IMAGES: Another aerial view of the facility, looking directly down onto the roof of the facility, which is dotted solar panels and views down into the internal courtyards.
TEXT: And responds to a key recommendation from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.
IMAGES: Footage of a landscaped internal courtyard, with seating and weather-proof exercise bikes.
TEXT: Designed in consultation with people with lived experience of the mental health system.
IMAGES: Another view of a patient window and large windows, followed by a close up the landscaped stream and flowing water.
TEXT: The facility will provide more than 5,800 days of care – which equates to approximately 355 people each year.
IMAGES: A final aerial of the completed facility and surrounding buildings and houses.
IMAGES: The closing slide is the Victorian Health Building Authority logo, the web address vhba.vic.gov.au and the Victorian Government logo.
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