Jamie Larcombe Centre – Veterans Mental Health Precinct
The Jamie Larcombe Centre is a new $15 million Veterans’ mental health precinct located at Glenside Health Service Campus, providing mental health and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) services to Veterans.
The Centre has been purpose built to accommodate services previously provided by Ward 17 at the Repatriation General Hospital.
The Centre was officially opened on Thursday 5 October 2017 by the Larcombe family, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
The Centre includes:
- an ambulatory service incorporating outpatient treatment and a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) service
- 24 single rooms with ensuites
- outpatient rooms
- a gymnasium
- research spaces
- a children’s playground for families.
Model of care
A Model of Care for Specialist Mental Health Services for Veterans (PDF 732KB) has been developed, outlining the services provided at the Jamie Larcombe Centre and how these services are to be delivered. The model of care builds on the previous model for Ward 17 at the Repatriation General Hospital, taking into consideration the wide range of services delivered at the precinct, and is based on evidence-based practice to ensure it will meet the needs of current and future Veterans. For more information, view the Consumer Guide (PDF 169KB) or watch the videos below.
The precinct also includes a Partnerships Hub, located in the heritage building adjacent to the new facility. The Hub is a place where Veterans and their families can access information and services to support their individual needs.
Who the precinct is named after
The precinct is named after Sapper Jamie Ronald Larcombe, who was born in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. The name is a tribute to the service and sacrifice of Sapper Larcombe, who was killed in action on 19 February 2011. ‘The Jamie Larcombe Centre’ refers to the precinct as a whole. The remaining areas within the facility are known by their functional names: Inpatient Ward, Outpatient Ward, Memorial Garden, and Hub.
The Jamie Larcombe Centre
Glenside Campus, Eucalyptus Lane, Glenside
Telephone: 1300 043 175
Fax: inpatient on (08) 7087 1344 or outpatient on (08) 7087 1343
Map:The Jamie Larcombe Centre location map (PDF 298KB)
Statewide Veterans' Health Advocate
The veterans’ health advocate supports all veterans in South Australia by:
- providing a single point of contact for veterans in South Australia;
- assisting in discharge planning for veterans;
- assisting in navigating the public health system and accessing appropriate services where eligible;
- seeking veterans input and engagement in SA Health strategy and policy development and service planning; and
- partnering with Ex-Service Organisations and the veteran community to provide links to these services for veterans
Location: The Jamie Larcombe Centre, Glenside
Telephone: 1300 043 175
Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday
Video: The Jamie Larcombe Centre
See inside the Jamie Larcombe Centre, a new Veterans mental health precinct located at Glenside Health Service Campus.