Department of Health Western Australia
Rockingham, Western Australia
30 bed unit with 20 adult beds and 10 aged-care beds; bariatric facilities

The Rockingham Mental Health Inpatient Unit forms the final stage of the Rockingham General Hospital redevelopment. The new facility accommodates for 30 patients with 20 adult beds and 10 older adult beds in open and secure wings.

The inpatient unit is located at the end of the hospital street where the various components of the hospital are arranged. Visitors and patients admitting to the ‘open’ wards enter the administration wing of the unit. From here a central ‘services’ wing acts as a base from which the four wings are arranged.

The architecture of the building references modern domestic buildings, and focuses on familiar materials, access to natural light and open space and appropriately stimulating and calming spaces as required for therapy.

This project was completed in joint venture with Silver Thomas Hanley Architects.