Veterans’ mental health precinct infrastructure project
In August 2015, an Expert Advisory Panel recommended Glenside Health Service Campus as the site for a new $15 million Veterans’ mental health precinct including the Centre for Excellence for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
To progress planning of the Veterans’ mental health precinct, a governance structure consisting of an oversight panel and five workgroups has been established. The workgroups include: model of care, research, partnerships, memorialisation and building design.
Watch the video below to hear members of the oversight panel and workgroups talk about the new Veterans’ mental health precinct.
Finalised concept plans
Concept plans for the new $15 million Veterans’ mental health facility at Glenside Health Service Campus have been finalised.
In January, the State Government released the draft concept plans to Veterans’ groups and the community for consultation.
During the month long consultation process, 34 responses were received, including constructive feedback on clinical spaces, grounds, office space, playground space for families of veterans and car parks. Feedback submitted was considered by a building design work group, including clinicians from Ward 17 at Repatriation General Hospital, Veterans’ representatives and consumers.
The new purpose built Veterans’ mental health facility will incorporate an acute inpatient unit, outpatient services, specialist services for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and teaching and research spaces.
The new facility will be spacious, including individual rooms and ensuite bathrooms for all Veterans and consumers.
It will include a gymnasium, group rooms and shared spaces for those Veterans who wish to connect with others in the facility. There will be gardens, areas for reflection and more private areas for Veterans to spent time with their families including children.
The new facility will support clinical and non-clinical work, facilitate improved observation of clinical areas for staff and has the ability for access to be restricted in certain areas. For example, female Veterans who are receiving care can be accommodated in private spaces within the facility.
Research spaces will be part of the new facility, integrating clinical care with research and teaching to enhance research into Veterans mental health care in South Australia.
View the finalised Veterans’ mental health precinct concept plans (PDF 3MB).
Construction of the new facility is expected to commence in late 2016 and be completed in around 12 months.
For more information
- Veteran’s mental health precinct – Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 196KB)
- Veterans’ mental health precinct presentation (PDF 4MB)
- Consultation Summary Report (PDF 273KB)