News Date: 10 Oct 2017
Early works for a new adolescent mental health facility at The Prince Charles Hospital have gone out to tender.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the 12-bed facility was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $68.2 million investment over four years in mental health services for Queensland youth.
“The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its election commitment to rebuild and expand intensive mental healthcare services for young people across the state,” he said.
Mr Dick said early works to prepare the site and car parking for the facility would commence in December, shortly after the tender was awarded.
“When complete, this project will provide a statewide extended treatment and rehabilitation unit for young people with severe and complex mental illness,” he said.
“People turn to hospitals and other health services when they are in crisis, when they need help, and often when they are at their most vulnerable.
“This specialised facility will ensure vulnerable young people from all over the state are able to access healthcare services at the right time to assist them to recover and return to their family, friends and community.”
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