Decommissioning and reinvestment of mental health services and progression of divestment activities at the Graylands Hospital site
As part of the 2019-20 Budget process, funding of $3 million has been allocated to the Department of Health (DoH) to undertake detailed planning for the decommissioning and reconfiguration of mental health services and progression of divestment activities at the Graylands Hospital site.
This planning will be done in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission (MHC), and the North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS). Further planning for the decommissioning and reinvestment of services from Selby Older Adult (Selby) Hospital is also required.
New services are likely to include a combination of inpatient services, community bed-based services, and community support (accommodation options).
The MHC, DoH and NMHS will, in partnership, implement project governance arrangements. This will include: engagement with key stakeholders including consumers and carers; develop detailed project plans; and develop business cases to deliver a staged divestment of Graylands and Selby campuses, relocation of clinical and non‑clinical services as required, and the establishment of contemporary replacement services.
This progression towards the closure of Graylands and Selby will meet action 45 of the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025:
- commence the process of divestment of services on the Graylands and Selby hospital campuses.
The final decommissioning of existing services at Graylands and Selby is anticipated to occur by the end of 2025.