TEXT: Construction on a Victorian-first facility to support women experiencing mental ill health is complete.
IMAGES: An aerial view of the facility shows two long, single-storey buildings set together in a V-shape with an internal courtyard and covered areas separating the two buildings.
TEXT: The $8.4 million Women’s Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) centre at the Sunshine Hospital.
IMAGES: Close up footage of the facility’s façade and entrance.
TEXT: has 12 beds and is the first women’s PARC facility in the state to take a family-setting approach to accommodate women and their young children.
IMAGES: Footage moves to the interior of the facility. There is a bedroom, followed by footage of the shared living areas.
TEXT: With around-the-clock care, the Women’s PARC facility will provide short-term treatment and support.
IMAGES: The camera moves to the outside again, and another aerial view of the facility showing landscaped areas and connecting paths.
TEXT: in a home-like setting for women who are unwell or recovering from mental illness.
IMAGES: Footage of shared living areas with children’s toys scattered about on the coffee tables and couches.
TEXT: It features private bedrooms complete with ensuite bathrooms and communal kitchen, dining and living areas.
IMAGES: A view of an ensuite provided to each bedroom and another shared break out space.
TEXT: Breakout spaces and a thoughtfully designed outdoor garden will provide ample space for leisure, recreational activities and family visits.
IMAGES: The camera is back outside showing landscaped areas and the large windows of the facility. There is a covered children’s play area with a rubber surface and various play equipment.
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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