Health Infrastructure will deliver a new mental health facility
on the Maitland Hospital campus at Metford to provide enhanced specialised mental health support for adults in the Hunter Region.
Early planning for the new facility is underway with the design to be informed by consultation with health service staff, people with lived experience of mental health and carers.
The aim is to ensure the new facility is designed with people front and centre and reflects the needs of the people who use the services.
The modern, purpose-built facility will offer a transitional model of mental health care and include general and forensic mental health services.
The investment will improve service integration with the Maitland Hospital, to provide better wrap around support for people seeking treatment for mental and physical health issues.
With the service being located on the Maitland Hospital campus, it will mean that consumers have timely and coordinated access to other health and clinical care and specialists and health services they may need.
The project is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $669.8 million Statewide Mental Health Infrastructure Program
, an initiative designed to support mental health care reform across the state.