The NSW Government has committed $17.5 million to expanding mental health facilities at the Port Macquarie Base Hospital Mental Health Unit.
The new unit will enhance care provided to mental health patients including improving capacity to provide care to youth and older persons.
The project will provide flexible patient care zones, secure patient rooms with natural light, staff stations, quite spaces for relaxation, multifunctional activity room, dining and lounge areas, secure landscaped courtyards and an interview/admission room.
The expanded unit has been developed in consultation with local user groups, including doctors, nurses, allied health, support staff and consumers, who have assisted throughout the design process.
The first sod was turned on the project in late 2017.