$20 million funding to create specialist mental health hub

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An additional 20 mental health beds will be provided at Fremantle Hospital as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

The WA Government will invest $24.4 million as part of the WA Recovery Plan to provide an additional 20 mental health beds at Fremantle Hospital and supplement funding for the existing 20-bed expansion.

The new unit will include:

  • 10-bed older adult neurological behavioural unit
  • 10-bed adult ward, all single rooms with access to a courtyard.

This additional funding complements the 20-bed secure mental health unit at Fremantle Hospital announced in April 2019. 

The 40-bed mental health development will transform Fremantle Hospital into a key mental health hub, significantly boosting the current 64-bed capacity and providing patients with better access to expert care. 

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Page reviewed 10 November 2020