An updated health planning unit, HPU132 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit (Revision 7) has been uploaded and outlines the specific requirements for the planning and design of an inpatient unit for the admission, assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health problems. This document is a revision of the HPU developed for NSW Health and issued for Australasian use in 2006. Its development has been informed by an extensive consultation process with consumers and clinicians.
Major changes include:
- A major restructure of the document across all sections
- A general review of all information including the development of some key operational policies such as the management of those with mental health conditions
- An update of internal functional zones which is now reflected in the functional relationships diagram and schedule of accommodation
- An updated SoA
- An updated Functional Relationship Diagram.
A thank you is extended to all those who have contributed to the review of this document.