Ballarat Health Services Mother and Baby Unit

A single level building with courtyards and landscaping provides patients with a secure and therapeutic environment

The Mother Baby Unit is a five bed rural based component of a specialist Mental Health services. A functional brief had been prepared by DH for a Mother Baby Unit for both La Trobe Valley and Ballarat Health. It is anticipated that the mental health service system provides a bed based service for women in perinatal period accompanied by their babies.

The new build for Mother Baby Unit and the Cancer Accommodation units allows for their own precinct and flexibility for future expansion, which has been envisaged by BHS. The operational efficiency provides and maintains critical links between relevant functional areas.

Location – Ballarat, Victoria
Client – Department of Human and Health Services/Ballarat Health Services
Completed – 2015

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