The Adult Acute Unit provides short-term inpatient treatment and care to people aged between 18-64 years, during an acute phase of mental illness or until a person has recovered enough to be treated in the community. 

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What do we do?

Using a recovery framework, the unit is a 23-bed facility located on the Sturt Street site of Ballarat Health Services and provides inpatient mental health services to people living in the Grampians Area Mental Health Region, for consumers aged between 18-64 years.

Who do we care for?

We provide short-term inpatient treatment and care during an acute phase of mental illness or until a person has recovered enough to be treated in the community. 

What can you expect?

This unit provides Inpatient assessment, treatment and care during an acute phase of mental illness.

 

How can you access this service?

All admissions to this unit occur following assessment by the Access and Triage or Community Mental Health team(s). All admissions are approved by a Consultant Psychiatrist.

 

Under Victorian Law, the Adult Acute Unit is a non-smoking environment. We will provide nicotine replacement therapies for in-patients.

 

Ballarat Sturt Street

Location

1 Drummond Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350

Phone

03 5320 4180

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