Integrated Mental Health Complex
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Western Sydney Local Health District, in partnership with Health Infrastructure, is developing a new purpose-built Integrated Mental Health Complex at Westmead Health Precinct.
As the largest mental health facility in NSW, the new Integrated Mental Health Complex will deliver world-class care and transform mental health services across Western Sydney. The new complex will be connected to the Westmead Hospital, providing better integration with the district’s mental health and other clinical services and facilities.
The new Integrated Mental Health Complex will be designed as a modern mental health service to support contemporary models of care, allowing patients to be treated in a therapeutic environment that supports person-centred, safe and dignified, recovery-focused care.
As part of the project, existing mental health services currently located at the Cumberland Hospital West Campus will be relocated to the new complex at Westmead. Cumberland Hospital will continue to provide care to consumers and support staff, carers and visitors until the new complex is built and fully operational.
The NSW Government has committed $460 million to build the new Integrated Mental Health Complex at Westmead Health Precinct.
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The new Integrated Mental Health Complex is being designed to respond to the WSLHD Mental Health Clinical Services Plan (CSP). The objective of the CSP is to enable a Western Sydney Mental Health Service that significantly improves sustainable clinical outcomes and responds to state and national reforms in mental health care.
Clinical services in the new Integrated Mental Health Complex will include:
Acute mental health beds including beds for youth, adolescents, adults, older persons and people living with eating disorders
Mental health intensive care and high dependency units
A mental health assessment area
Sub and non-acute mental health beds
Multidisciplinary ambulatory and outpatient services
The new complex will ensure continual and equitable access to high-quality and timely mental health care, particularly for vulnerable members of our community.
Subject to a planning approval being granted, the project is expected to be complete by 2026, with early construction works are expected to commence in mid-2023.
Caring roles showcased at Mental Health Month events
More than 80 consumers, family, friends and staff have participated in a series of events at Cumberland Hospital for Mental Health Month.
Home away from home for hospital patients and carers
In the coming weeks, 28 refurbished units at the Westmead Accommodation Complex will replace the existing Casuarina Lodge accommodation for patients, families and carers.
In the Media: Mental Health Complex at Westmead open for public feedback
29 May 2023
A $460millon complex at Westmead – where the state’s largest mental health service will be housed – is edging closer to completion.
Latest Views of the IMHC
10 May 2023
Artist impression images of the Integrated Mental Health Centre (IMHC) have been updated to show the link bridge.
Arts helps people with lived experience of mental health walk the path to wellbeing
10 May 2023
The new Integrated Mental Health Complex at Westmead will include a serious of First Nations works to create a welcoming and culturally safe journey through the building, drawing on the theme of Yanmangun muru - we will walk the path together.
Project Team connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff
2 March 2023
Some of the Integrated Mental Health Complex at Westmead project team attended the WSLHD Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff Conference this month as part of our ongoing staff consultation.
Arts in Health program workshops
22 December 2022
As part of ongoing co-design, Arts in Health program workshops have commenced.
Activity Based Working
22 December 2022
Leadership meetings have concluded with endorsement to design appropriate office and Activity Based Working (ABW) allocations for the staffworking in the Integrated Mental Health Complex.
Final business case
22 December 2022
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has provided feedback on thedraft final business case which will be progressed soon. The final businesscase will consist of a comprehensive workforce plan and ICT strategy addendum.
In the Media: First Look at Westmead's new Mental Health Complex
12 September 2022
Designs for the State’s largest mental health facility have officially been revealed
First look at $460 million Integrated Mental Health Complex
11 September 2022
Designs for the State’s largest mental health facility have today been unveiled providing the first look at the new $460 million Integrated Mental Health Complex at the Westmead Health Precinct.
Building Plans on Display at Cumberland
Building plans were put on display at Cumberland Hospital during July.
In the Media: First look at Westmead's new Mental Health Complex
2 May 2022