The Broadmeadows Inpatient Unit Intensive Care Unit was officially opened by The Hon. Frank McGuire, Local Member for Broadmeadows earlier this month.
Construction for the $1.7 million upgrade started in August and included the complete retrofit of the current intensive care beds, to bring the facility up to current Department of Health and Human Services design and Occupational Health and Safety standards; as well as an additional intensive care bed, bringing the total of 5 ICU beds. The seclusion suites were refurbished and the backyard space for the consumers was also updated.
NorthWestern Mental Health’s Broadmeadows Inpatient Unit, Victoria’s oldest adult inpatient facility, provides specialist treatment for people experiencing an acute episode of mental illness who require treatment and care in a hospital inpatient unit setting. The unit now has 26 beds and serves a population base of more than 333,000 Victorians.
The upgrade to the intensive care unit was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and Melbourne Health.