Acute and Bed Based Care
Latrobe Regional Hospital is the main provider of mental health services in Gippsland.
The acute bed-based service offers inpatient, sub-acute and residential programs across the region.
People who require a hospital stay and more intensive treatment are admitted to the Flynn Unit while people over the age of 65 are cared for by the Macalister Unit, also based at the hospital.
There are 14 Community Residential Care Units (CRCU) in Traralgon which offer accommodation and supported care over a longer term and six secure extended care unit beds at LRH.
Bairnsdale is home to the Prevention and Recovery Care Service (PARCS) which enables people to receive treatment in a residential setting.
Our Agnes Parent and Infant Unit provides a residential therapeutic program enabling specialist emotional and psychological support and care to families experiencing postnatal difficulties after the arrival of a baby.
The Acute Community Intervention Service provides mental health triage, mental health support to general hospital wards, mental health services in the Emergency Department and acute mental health follow-up in the community.
If you or someone you know needs help or advice, you should call the 24-hour triage telephone service. A senior clinical staff member will assess how specialist services can best help you.
Mental Health Triage Service. Phone: 1300 363 322