Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing
A multi-million dollar tender is opening this weekend for the construction of the Peacock Centre redevelopment as part of the Tasmanian Government’s plan to build a better mental health system.
The heritage building, known as Ruardean, will be redeveloped following fire damage in December 2016 and operate as an integrated mental health service.
By focusing on reducing hospital admissions and readmissions, the centre will provide better outcomes for Tasmanians living with mental illness.
A 12-bed wing will provide short-term stays for people who need extra care or support in the community following a hospital stay.
The ground level will operate as an integration hub, bringing together a wide range of care and support services such as housing, alcohol and drug, social, and employment.
The Peacock Centre is a key part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s $104 million plan to build a better integrated mental health system, with more focus on hospital avoidance and community-based care and brand new facilities.
The tender will close Wednesday 21 October, with construction estimated to take 18 months.