Older Peoples Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit
HPU135 Older Peoples Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit describes the operational, functional and design requirements for an acute mental health inpatient unit for older people. These units provide short to medium term assessment and treatment services for those aged 65 and over and who are experiencing a severe episode of mental illness that cannot be adequately treated in a less restrictive environment.
An updated revision of HPU135 Older Persons Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit (Revision 3, February 2019) has been uploaded. Key changes to the document include:
change of name from ‘Older Persons’ to ‘Older Peoples’ Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit;
- removal of duplicated information included in HPU 131 Mental Health Overarching Guideline, published in March 2018;
- an update of all content with a focus on contemporary recovery oriented care models of service delivery and design solutions that support active engagement between consumers and staff; and
- an update of the schedule of accommodation including reorganisation to align with the core functional zones and updates to align with contemporary models of care and the recently revised mental health standard components.
Health Planning Unit Document
Schedules of Accommodation for this HPU
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