Minister for Health officially opens major expansion of The Hollywood Clinic
Jul 14, 2020
The Deputy Premier and Minister Mental Health, the Honourable Roger Cook MLA has today officially opened a major expansion of mental health services at Hollywood Private Hospital.
The establishment of a new 31-bed ward will bring the total number of inpatient mental health beds at The Hollywood Clinic to 101, making it one of the largest private mental health facilities in the State.
The expansion also includes a new purpose built mental health day hospital with five group therapy rooms and a day procedure unit with a neuro-stimulation suite.
The Hollywood Clinic offers a range of inpatient and day programs to treat a number of mental health conditions, some of which include mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol and substance misuse and trauma.
Hollywood Private Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Peter Mott, said it was the third major expansion of The Hollywood Clinic since it first opened in 1997.
“There has been an 85 per cent rise in psychiatric admissions at the hospital since 2013,” Mr Mott said. “The significant growth in our mental health admissions, and resulting expansions, can largely be attributed to the success of our programs.
“We also know there has been a reduction in stigma around mental health and more people are seeking help for their issues.”
With capacity to treat about 120 patients a day, Mr Mott said the new mental health day hospital would significantly increase Hollywood’s capacity to treat people who wanted to remain in the community while they were receiving treatment.
“The new facilities are spacious, light and comfortable, and have been especially designed to create a therapeutic and healing environment for patients.
“We have also built a 310 square meter landscaped courtyard with gardens for patients to enjoy the sunshine while sitting, reading or participating in group therapy,” Mr Mott said.
Mr Mott said the expansion would strengthen Hollywood’s position as a leader in mental health services in WA.
Ramsay Health Care has a long history in the area of mental health services with its first clinic established by Founder, the late Paul Ramsay, in Sydney in 1964.
Since then Ramsay Health Care has grown to be the largest provider of private mental health services in Australia operating 22 mental health units across the country with more than 1, 000 beds.
The opening of The Hollywood Clinic expansion is one of the final stages of a $200 million expansion plan by Ramsay Health Care.
The hospital has recently started construction on a $67 million Emergency Department project that will see Hollywood open the first purpose-built private ED north of the river.