Media Release: Deakin Private Hospital opening marks a new era in mental health treatment

Amplar Health is part of the Medibank group. This media release was originally posted on the Medibank website. This is an excerpt only and the full release can be viewed here.

A new innovative model of mental health care officially launches today with the opening of Canberra’s new Deakin Private Hospital, marking a new era in mental health treatment.

The state-of-the-art Deakin Private Hospital facility is the first of three to be operated under the iMH joint venture between mental health provider Aurora Healthcare and Medibank, with two more to be established in Sydney in the next two years.

The $27 million hospital has 52 patient beds, including 12 for adolescents and young adults aged 16 years and over in a dedicated unit that includes a brightly painted basketball court and relaxation areas.

Deakin Private Hospital provides care for mental health patients in an integrated setting – leveraging both hospital and community services, aiming to reduce readmission and give patients more choice, value and control.

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