Melalueca Unit

The new Melaleuca Unit for sub-acute mental health care at Blacktown Hospital was completed in 2014. 

The new facility provides step-down care from acute mental health facilities, such as the adjacent Bungarribee House.

The focus of treatment is supporting personal recovery which includes understanding and treating illness and promoting well-being.

 The centre is specially designed to support a consumer-led model of care and a recovery-led framework.
 

About the project

The facility is designed to promote independence and self-responsibility, and to help encourage reconnection with family and the community.
It  is a welcoming single-storey residential-style facility with:
  •     20 inpatient beds with en suite facilities
  •     Activity, group and family rooms
  •     Quiet Room for respite
  •     Group rooms & family rooms
  •     Assisted Daily Living (ADL) Kitchen to help clients regain everyday skills.
 

Project snapshot

Project start: 2013
Project complete: 2014
Main contractor: ADCO
Budget: Part of the BMDH Expansion Project Stage 1, including $28 million from the Australian Government for mental health.
 
Feeling better, nurses have more time to communicate and engage with the clients. Walking with nurses is relaxing. Melaleuca consumer