Media Release

iMH opens second mental health hospital

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.

The $6.4 million transformation of Hirondelle Private Hospital into a 45-bed mental health facility with an innovative model of care incorporating in-patient and out-patient services was officially launched today by New South Wales Minister for Mental Health, The Honourable Rose Jackson.

The hospital is the second to open under the iMH joint venture between mental health provider Aurora Healthcare and Medibank’s health service delivery company, Amplar Health, after Deakin Private Hospital opened in Canberra in March last year (2023).

Hirondelle 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.

The model will focus on continuity of care through diverse pathways that accommodate inpatient, day attendance, community-based and in-home treatment, providing critical services for the community.

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