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Beleura Private Hospital expands mental health services

April 29, 2021

Beleura Private Hospital will be able to treat an additional 50 per cent of patients needing mental health care, thanks to a $20 million expansion of its ‘Sorrento Unit’.

The major investment increases Beleura Private’s mental health care capacity from 32 beds to 48 beds and includes two tranquil courtyards, a dedicated art therapy room and large dining space.  

Chief Executive Officer Michelle Henderson said patients can now access inpatient care, day programs and alcohol rehabilitation in a private, calm and luxurious new setting.  

“After supporting the mental health needs of the Mornington Peninsula for more than 30 years, we’re really delighted to open this brand new, purpose built unit,” Ms Henderson said.  

“Our mental health ward expansion was really designed with our patients’ needs as the priority. We now have 48 single, private rooms with ensuite plus multiple therapy areas - with a dedicated space for day programs.”  

“We also have our specialist consulting suites on-site, giving patients access to the support and care they need,” she said.  

The new ‘Sorrento Unit’ aims to support patients to reach their wellness and recovery goals using programs that have been developed in collaboration with Beleura’s psychiatrists, which are then tailored to an individual’s needs.  

Beleura’s inpatient unit is supported by a highly professional and passionate mental health team, including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, allied health professionals and general medical staff. 

The inpatient program combines individual counselling and psychotherapy, group therapy, skill development, activities and medical treatment to ensure the best outcome for each patient.  

For patients no longer in acute care, the day therapy programs give them the support and tools they need to continue their wellness path and avoid a future hospital admission.  

For more information contact the Sorrento Unit on 03 5974 0660 or visit: https://www.beleuraprivate.com.au/Our-Services/Mental-Health-Services  

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