DEVELOPMENT NEWS Holistic Mental Health Clinic Underway at St Leonard’s Construction has started on the Northside Group’s St Leonards Clinic, a purpose-built mental health facility with 112 single rooms, day services and on site consulting suites – designed to replace the existing Northside Clinic in Greenwich. Northside Group CEO Anne Mortimer said the clinic would provide an innovative, holistic treatment centre that caters to both patients with mental health disorders as well as those in the community who care for them. “This facility supports a multi-faceted approach to health by offering medical, psychological and counselling, psychosocial, recreational, physical and diversional interventions. The hospital will also include outstanding educational facilities for the training and education of doctors, nurses and psychologists.” She said the clinic would cater for both inpatient and day patients while also providing private outpatient appointments. With construction anticipated to take 12 months, the clinic is expected to open in early 2018. Former Minister announces builder for $7.1m Joondalup redevelopment ADCO has been appointed as the builder for the new $7.1 million mental health observation area at Joondalup Health Campus, with construction set to get underway this month. The former WA Mental Health Minister Andrea Mitchell visited JHC to make the announcement and said the 10-bed mental health observation area would improve care for mental health patients by providing a more appropriate environment, away from the busy emergency department. "Modelled on the country's most successful units, this facility will take pressure off the hospital's emergency department, which treats close to 100,000 patients annually making it one of the busiest emergency departments in the country," she said. She said mental health is one of the greatest issues facing the local community. “In 2015-16, some 4,454 patients presented at the Joondalup Health Campus emergency department with mental health issues as the primary health diagnosis, with some 30 per cent requiring admission to a mental health unit," she said The mental health observation area will include four bedrooms with glass sliding doors, six patient bays, a patient lounge, a secure outdoor courtyard and a waiting area. The project will be jointly funded with the State Government contributing $5.1 million towards the project and Ramsay Health Care committing a further $2 million. 4 The Ramsay Way 2017 | 01 Waverley Private development officially opened The $16 million redevelopment of Waverley Private Hospital was unveiled in December by Ramsay Health Care Managing Director Chris Rex. The development has expanded the hospital’s operating capacity with two additional theatres, for a total of seven theatres. The expansion also includes a new day procedure centre, 32 new private rooms with ensuites and onsite consulting suites. Acting CEO Austin Wills said: “This development is a result of the fantastic job the team at Waverley have done over the last few years. Waverley Private is now ideally positioned to take advantage of the population growth and demographic in the local area.” In recognition of the large local Chinese community, the opening officially started with a traditional lion dance by the Hung Gar Yau Shu Martial Arts School, Nunawading. The lion, a symbol of power, wisdom, and good fortune, chases away evil spirits and brings happiness, longevity, and good luck. Architect’s Impression of Ramsay’s new Northside Clinic to be known as The Northside Group, St Leonard’s Clinic. Left to right: Operations Executive Manager – Sydney Metro Hospitals Greg Brown, Northside Group CEO Anne Mortimer, Ramsay Australia CEO Danny Sims, Deputy Chairman Peter Evans, Chairman Michael Siddle, Chief Operating Officer Kate Munnings Official Opening of Waverley Private Hospital’s new development. Left to right: State Manager VIC Greg Hall, Ramsay Australia Chief Operating Officer Kate Munnings, Ramsay Managing Director Chris Rex, Ramsay Australia CEO Danny Sims, Acting Waverley CEO Austin Wills. Left to right: JHC Director of Medical Services Dr Simon Wood, JHC CEO Kempton Cowan, ADCO’s WA Manager Nick Cater, former Minister for Mental Health Andrea Mitchell and former Member for Joondalup Jan Norberger.
The Ramsay Way - April 2017
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