SWH CEO Crag Fraser says this announcement recognises the needs of mental health consumers in our region and supports our mental health team to provide consumers with high quality, safe mental health inpatient care, closer to home.
‘Providing a safe and comfortable environment in line with current standards is at the forefront of planning and the revised building layout will enable us to provide inpatient care that is tailored to the needs of specific groups and individuals,’ he says.
Bearing in mind the unit will continue to operate daily as this extensive upgrade takes place, the completion date is not expected before March next year at the earliest.
PHOTO: Western Victoria MP Gayle Tierney (6th from left) personally delivered the funding news to us. Photo courtesy of The Standard and photographer Anthony Brady.