The Park- Centre for Mental Health, situated in the Brisbane suburb of Wacol, only 15 minutes drive from the heritage town of Ipswich, is a fully-accredited Tertiary Mental Health facility providing a diverse range of mental health services, including extended inpatient care, mental health research and education. Originally established in 1865 and formerly known as Wolston Park Hospital, The Park has long been one of the largest mental health facilities in Australia.
As part of the Ten Year Mental Health Plan for Queensland (1996), The Park - Centre for Mental Health has recently decentralised its extended care services to reflect a greater emphasis on rehabilitation and recovery. This continuous improvement project is a collaborative effort involving Queensland Health Corporate Office, the West Moreton Health District, and the staff and consumers of The Park.
Treatment & Rehabilitation Clinical programs
The Park- Centre for Mental Health provides the following five clinical treatment and rehabilitation programs to 192 clients from central and southern Queensland.
Extended Treatment and Rehabilitation
This program offers 51 beds for people with a chronic mental disorder requiring extended inpatient care and rehabilitation.
31-beds for people with a mental disorder who are also intellectually disabled and who require extended inpatient care and rehabilitation.
Extended Secure Services
34 beds for people requiring extended inpatient care and rehabilitation within a medium secure environment.
High Security/Forensic Care Services
61 beds for people requiring inpatient care and treatment for a mental illness as well as requiring a high security environment.
A range of support services assist the clinical programs/various units achieve their outcomes. These services include the following:
The Park- Centre for Mental Health is a fully accredited mental health facility with the Australian Council on Health Care Standards. This facility has also been identified as a Best Practice site following successful achievements of the National Mental Health Standards.