Bangka Strait Ward (transitional care) opens at the Repat Health Precinct

Newly refurbished wards opened for patient care

The Bangka Strait Ward opened on 2 March 2021 at the Repat Health Precinct to support patients requiring services to transition back to the community.

The Bangka Strait Ward, historically known as Wards 1 and 2, will provide care to patients who are awaiting services such as NDIS, equipment and housing or other rehabilitation services.

The new 26-bed ward will provide high quality care in an environment that is less stimulating than hospital.

Neuro-Behavioural Unit update

The Neuro-Behavioural Unit (NBU), located at the old Ward 18 unit, accommodates patients living with the most extreme symptoms of dementia, and is the first of its kind in Australia.

The 18-bed unit is made up of three, six-bed pods designed to provide dignified and compassionate care in a less restrictive setting.

Patients from across the State will be supported to transition into the NBU in a staged process, with up to six patients expected to be in the facility in the coming weeks.

The recruitment and training process for the first tranche of highly specialised staff for the NBU has been completed.

The NBU is a key initiative in implementing part of one of the recommendations of the Oakden report.