Mental health facility one step closer

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Western Australia’s new mental health facility is one step closer, with internal and external designs for the Bethesda Clinic just released.

The designs were unveiled by Bethesda Health Care CEO Neale Fong, alongside Deputy Premier, Minister for Health and Mental Health Roger Cook.

Mr Fong said the facility would be "world class".

“Bethesda Clinic will be a landmark building in the Cockburn Central precinct and have the highest quality finishes and features befitting our reputation for excellence and quality. The people of Perth’s southern suburbs will be receiving first-class clinical care in a world-class facility,” he said.

External design of the new facility

Mr Cook welcomed the development and acknowledged the contribution of the private hospital sector to Australia’s healthcare.

“A strong private sector is a great complement to a strong public sector and by working together we can provide better and improved services for the people of Western Australia,” he said.

The new clinic will have 45 overnight beds, a mental health wellness and recovery centre, a state-of-the-art Neurostimulation Unit with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) services and specialist consulting suites.

Construction is due to start in April 2021 and be completed by July 2022.

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