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New mental health unit opens at Maitland hospital

Mental health services will be bolstered in the Lower Hunter today with the opening of a $2 million refurbished unit at Maitland Hospital.
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Mental health services will be bolstered in the Lower Hunter today with the opening of a $2 million refurbished unit at Maitland Hospital.

The upgrades include a family and carers meeting room, a reception area, and new staff offices to ensure greater privacy for patients.

Mental Health Minister Kevin Humphries will officially open the refurbished 24-bed unit this morning.

Maitland MP Robyn Parker says the original facility was built 13 years ago and was overdue for an upgrade.

“The 24-hour bed mental health unit at Maitland Hospital provides short-term care and treatment for people who are experiencing acute episodes of mental illness,” she said.

“A $2 million upgrade really has made the facilities much better for patients.

“There’s a room for families to talk to them, and it’s also better for staff, it’s a fantastic outcome.

“Today sees the completion of a commitment to refurbish the mental health unit at Maitland hospital.”