Integrated Mental Health Complex at Westmead

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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.

Clinical services

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
  • Education facilities.

The new complex will ensure continual and equitable access to high-quality and timely mental health care, particularly for vulnerable members of our community.

Current project status

Planning and design of the new Integrated Mental Health Complex is currently underway.

Consultation with key stakeholders including hospital staff, clinicians, consumers, carers and the local community is essential to the planning and design of the new complex, and will continue throughout project delivery.

The development of the Integrated Mental Health Complex is declared a State Significant Development (SSD). A SSD application is currently being prepared which will provide information to decision makers about the environmental impacts of the project.

Subject to a planning approval being granted, the project is expected to be complete by 2026.

Contact us

To share your feedback on the new Integrated Mental Health Complex or to get in touch with the project team, please email:
HI-Westmead@health.nsw.gov.au