The concept design for the new purpose-built Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Broken Hill has been unveiled to the community.
The new co-designed facility to be built on the Broken Hill Base Hospital Campus will provide a modern and contemporary therapeutic space for people with mental health needs, their families, carers and staff.
Extensive consultation with staff, carers and the community, including Aboriginal representatives, has helped shape the building’s design to ensure it best supports clinical and staffing needs.
The design has safe and secure outside spaces, with natural light and fresh air, as well as Indigenous influenced landscaping, contributing to a therapeutic and culturally safe environment for all people in our community with mental health needs.
Internally, the unit will be used flexibly to care for a range of mental health consumers including the most vulnerable and those with very high needs.
The Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Statewide Mental Health Infrastructure Program.
Construction is expected to start in 2024.
Broken Hill Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit is part of a range of health service developments underway or completed since 2012 at Broken Hill Base Hospital. An upgrade to the hospital’s Emergency Department is currently underway and will include tailored treatment spaces for children and those requiring mental health services.