maitland mental health rehabilitation project

The Maitland Mental Health Rehabilitation Project is funded under the NSW Government’s $700 million Statewide Mental Health Infrastructure Program (SWMHIP), an initiative designed to support the delivery of mental health care reform across the state. 

Maitland Mental Health will provide specialised mental health support for adults in a modern, purpose-built facility at the Maitland Hospital campus in Metford.

The facility will be designed as a modern mental health service that supports enhanced, consumer-focused services, supported by contemporary models of care. 

The investment will improve the future capacity of our mental health system and ensure the most vulnerable members of our community can be treated in a therapeutic environment that best supports their journey to recovery. 

Extensive consultation will be carried out with staff, carers and people with lived experience of mental health to ensure they are put front and centre of the planning and design of the new facility, and that the new service reflects and meets the needs of the people who use it.

Offering a transitional model of mental health care, the new Maitland Mental Health facility will include general and forensic mental health services.

As part of the project, some services currently located at the Morisset Hospital campus will be relocated and expanded in the new Maitland Mental Health facility. This will better support the high-quality care already provided by staff at Morisset Hospital and provide a more modern and therapeutic environment for mental health consumers.

Being co-located on the Maitland Hospital campus will provide a more holistic service, ensuring consumers have timely and coordinated access to other health and clinical care, as well as the specialists that they may need.

An aerial view of Maitland Hospital. The new mental health facility will be built on land adjoining the campus.
Maitland Mental Health Project