Mental Health ACT, Adult Mental Health Unit, The Canberra Hospital

PTW was commissioned to provide full architectural services for a new adult acute mental health unit on a site at The Canberra Hospital. The PTW team worked closely with the Mental Health ACT team to consult widely with stakeholders and the community to develop a model of care and a brief that meets the aspirations of consumers, carers and health professionals in the ACT. The new unit (40 beds) represents the therapeutic model of care and gives an innovative physical expression to the consumer path to recovery

it is the best mental health unit in Australia “[It’s] a holistic model of care for mental health patients which is setting a new benchmark for care, leading the nation in every way”.

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, ABC News, March 2012