Located at the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) campus, the Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (SMHRU) is a 40-bed, two-storey purpose-designed facility with an undercroft and linkway to the existing Mental Health (F Block) building.
The new facility will provide a more contemporary environment for mental health consumers, carers and staff, and will address the growing demand for mental health rehabilitation places. It will be a shared facility with Metro South Hospital and Health Service.
Design for this 40-bed project is complete and BESIX Watpac was appointed as the builder in December 2022. Construction began in February 2023, with early works now complete and building construction currently underway.
Due for completion in November 2024 and planned for opening in February 2025, the new facility will provide a recovery-orientated, home-like environment for consumers experiencing severe and complex mental health disorders, boosting the number of mental health rehabilitation places in South East Queensland.
Take a walk-through the Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (SMHRU)'s Prototype Rooms and meet the clinicians, lived experience and project team members behind the design. The Prototype Rooms provide a preview of the SMHRU facility under construction.