Designs underway for $10.9 million mental health beds expansion at Warrnambool Hospital
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Hospital based care 01 November 2021

Designs underway for $10.9 million mental health beds expansion at Warrnambool Hospital

Architectural firm Hames Sharley has been appointed to design a $10.9 million mental health beds expansion at Warrnambool Base Hospital.

The project will deliver five more acute mental health beds and redesign the acute mental health inpatient unit. This will improve the model of care and create a dedicated area for vulnerable consumers, including women, older people, and people who identify as LGBTI.

Victoria’s south west region has the highest incidence of patients with a mental health condition in the state.

As the region’s designated mental health service provider, Warrnambool Base Hospital has been experiencing a steady increase in demand for mental health care services. The mental health beds expansion will improve access and recovery outcomes for local community members experiencing mental ill health in a contemporary and therapeutic setting.

Construction is expected to get underway in mid-2022 and be completed in 2023.

Learn more about Warrnambool Base Hospital mental health beds expansion via our dedicated project page.

Warrnambool Base Hospital redevelopment

The investment in extra mental health beds builds on Warrnambool Base Hospital’s $384.2 million redevelopment - Stage 1. The redevelopment project will deliver:

  • a new multistorey tower with a bigger emergency department and more operating theatres
  • an extra 22 inpatient beds
  • a dedicated paediatric unit
  • clinical accommodation for pathology services, dialysis and central sterile services
  • a 120-space basement carpark for patients and visitors
  • a new, offsite Regional Logistics Distribution Centre.

Learn more about Warrnambool Base Hospital redevelopment – Stage 1 via our dedicated project page.

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Last updated: 01 November 2021