The mental wellbeing of young people in the bush is in focus, with the updated concept designs of the new mental health unit in Tamworth unveiled.
The service will offer child and adolescent community mental health and adolescent inpatient beds, as well as adult and older person’s facilities.
It will replace the existing Banksia Unit on the Tamworth Hospital campus and will offer services for adults and young people who live and work in the New England and North West regions of NSW.
The new facility will include Child and Adolescent Community Mental Health Services, additional adolescent inpatient beds, a 20-bed adult pod, as well as a five-bed adult high acuity zone, and an 8-bed older persons’ pod.
The project team have now progressed to the next stage of design, and plan to start construction in mid-2023.
The project is part of the NSW Government’s $700 million Statewide Mental Health Infrastructure Program, an initiative designed to support the delivery of mental health care reform across the state.