Hospital based care 11 November 2020

Mental health beds expansion project funding announced

We’re one step closer to providing 144 new mental health beds across Victorian public health services with a $492 million funding increase announced today.

The new facilities will help an estimated 2,500 Victorians access vital mental health services every year.

Learn more about the Mental health beds expansion project.

Overview of the Mental health beds expansion project

Transcript

Text on screen: the Victorian Government is urgently delivering an expansion of mental health beds across the state.

Images: An aerial image of the lower half of the state of Victoria.

Text on screen: which will increase admissions capacity by more than 2,500 annually.

Images: The aerial image zoom closer in to Melbourne and its outer regions. Clouds wash over the screen and we have zoomed into an aerial view of the Northern Hospital in Epping.

Text on screen: The beds will be located at: Northern Hospital Epping …

Images: Clouds wash over the screen and we have zoomed over Melbourne to an aerial view of the Sunshine Hospital in St Albans.

Text on screen: The beds will be located at: Sunshine Hospital …

Images: Clouds wash over the screen and we have flown down to Geelong to an aerial view of the McKellar Centre.

Text on screen: The beds will be located at: McKellar Centre (Geelong) …

Images: Clouds wash over the screen and we have zoomed back to Melbourne to an aerial view of The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Text on screen: The beds will be located at: The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Images: Clouds wash over the screen again, and part to show the aerial view of the southern part of Victoria and the bay. Each of the new four facility locations is highlighted.

Text on screen: The facilities will be contemporary and culturally sensitive, designed with the lived experience of consumers and carers in partnership with mental health services and workers. Investing in mental health for all Victorians.

Images: A new slide displays the logos of partners working with the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority: Mental Health Reform Victoria, Barwon Health, Melbourne Health, Northern Health and Western Health.

Images: The closing slide is the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority logo, the web address vhhsba.vic.gov.au and the Victoria State Government logo.

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