Inpatient Adult Mental Health

The NMHS Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services (MHPHDS) Inpatient Adult Mental Health Service provides acute care and rehabilitation services at Graylands Hospital, the state’s only public psychiatric teaching hospital, that delivers mental health acute care and rehabilitation services for adults. Co-located on the Graylands Health Campus is the State Forensics Mental Health Service which includes the Frankland Centre, a maximum secured inpatient facility, for people with mental illness within the state’s judicial system.

Other adult public mental health inpatient services are delivered at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, through the Mental Health Service (MHS), and the Older Adult Mental Health Service at Osborne Park Hospital (OPH) and Lower West Older Adult Mental Health Service. Other than OPH, all NMHS Mental Health inpatient facilities are authorised to care for involuntary patients under the Mental Health Act 2014 (external site).

Graylands Hospital

Visit Graylands Hospital page.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, deliver adult public mental health inpatient care through the Mental Health Service (MHS), comprised of:

  • An Emergency Department Psychiatric Liaison Service providing acute mental health assessment and care planning for patients presenting to the SCGH ED with mental health needs.
  • The Mental Health Observation Area (MHOA) (external site) located adjacent to the SCGH Emergency Department with 8 beds for patients with mental health needs requiring short term (24 – 48 hours) acute mental health assessment and care.
  • The Mental Health Unit (MHU) (external site) based on the QEII site with 30 beds for adults requiring secondary and tertiary level inpatient care for acute mental health conditions.
  • A Day Procedure Unit based at the SCGH MHU for provision of mental health day procedures for referred patients including Electro-Convulsive Therapy (inpatients and outpatients) and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (outpatients only).
  • An Adult Hospital in the Home service providing in the home care for adults with mental health needs as an alternative to hospital admission.The multidisciplinary team provides services for 10 beds in the Joondalup catchment area and 22 beds in the Lower West catchment area.
  • A Mental Health Consultation Liaison Service (external site) for patients with mental health conditions in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital wards.

Contact us:

Tel: (08) 6383 1000
Fax: (08) 6383 4282
Hours: 08:00 to 17:00
Location: UU Block, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Adult Hospital in the Home (HITH)

The Adult HITH Service provides daily mental health care in the home of eligible consumers who would otherwise require admission to hospital and reside in the NMHS catchment area. A multidisciplinary team of mental health clinicians offer intensive mental health assessment, treatment and management in the consumers' home for up to 14 days. The intensity and type of care provided in an inpatient ward is provided, but with greater flexibility to meet the consumer's preferences and facilitate maintenance of supports and links within their community.


Tel: (08) 6383 1120

Contact us

Central HITH Office
Tel: (08) 6383 1120

Last Updated: 27/10/2021