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Boost for mental health facilities

26 Oct 2018

 

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Mental Health Service will receive almost $1.5 million to improve the therapeutic environment in inpatient units as part of a $20 million announcement from the NSW Government for local health districts around the state. 

“This is part of the NSW Government’s long term plan to help our mental health facilities refresh their physical environment so they support modern care models,” says Minister for Mental Health, The Hon. Tanya Davies.

The refurbishments will include new furniture, paintwork, gym equipment and renovated outdoor areas.

Director of the Mental Health Service General Manager Cathy Crowe says the refurbishments will help to phase out the use of seclusion in our mental health facilities.

“What we’re aiming for is a zero level of seclusion in the mental health units in our District,” she says.