We offer both bed based (inpatient) and community-based services which include:
We provide assessment, treatment and high quality care to people experiencing mental health problems.
These services are provided through four inpatient units:
Mother & Baby Unit
Specialist inpatient service provision is available to all of South East Victoria. Access to these inpatient services is through health professional referral to 9594 1414.
Six psychiatric inpatient beds and cots are provided for mothers and babies at the Monash Medical Centre (with associated community-based provision of mother/infant and postnatal depression services).
The Mother/Baby Unit inpatient program offers specialised assessment and management of women with psychiatric illness in the post natal period. Non-toddling infants, up to 12-months of age are admitted with their mothers. A multidisciplinary team within a bio-psycho-social model focuses on the psychiatric care of the mother, the emotional and physical development of the infant, and the interaction between the mother and the infant. Other family members are also included in the treatment plan.
Eating Disorders Unit
Four beds for eating disorders are provided at the Dandenong Hospital (and an associated regional Outpatient Eating Disorders Clinic at Monash Medical Centre at Clayton). The Eating Disorders Unit offers specialised assessment and treatment of adults with eating disorders. A multidisciplinary team is involved in the provision of individual, family and group therapy.