Design team appointed for forensic mental health expansion
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Hospital based care 05 August 2021

Design team appointed for forensic mental health expansion

The major upgrade of forensic mental health services at the Thomas Embling Hospital is one step closer, with Guymer Bailey Architects and Aecom (Engineering) now appointed.

Work has now started in developing detailed designs for the $349.6 million expansion. The co-design and engagement process will continue this year, drawing on the insights and experiences of patients, consumers, carers, clinicians and researchers.

The expansion will deliver:

  • a dedicated 34-bed women’s precinct
  • a 48-bed medium security men’s facility
  • clinical administration facilities
  • additional carparking.

The expansion will support the rehabilitation and recovery of patients in a safe and therapeutic environment, as well as:

  • reduce wait times for mental health assessment and treatment
  • reduce incidents of mental health deterioration and self-harm
  • increase access to services for female patients.

Construction on the first stage of the Thomas Embling Hospital expansion is set to commence in mid-2022. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.

Learn more about the Thomas Embling Hospital expansion project via our dedicated project page.

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Last updated: 05 August 2021