Adult inpatient mental health care is provided in the Clare Moore Building at Werribee Mercy Hospital, Werribee, and in the Ursula Frayne Centre at Footscray Hospital, Footscray.
People who are experiencing acute episodes of mental illness are cared for as inpatients at the Clare Moore Building and the Ursula Frayne Centre. Both of these facilities cater for people who cannot be safely cared for at home, or in a less restrictive community setting.
The Clare Moore Building is a new, architecturally designed inpatient unit. It is opening in stages and currently has 29 beds. When fully open it will have 54 beds.
The Ursula Frayne Centre has 16 adult beds.
Multidisciplinary teams operate to assist you on your recovery journey.
Please note our inpatient units are smoke free. We do offer Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Find us at:
35 Mavis Street
Footscray Victoria 3011
Clare Moore Building
300 Princes Highway
Werribee Victoria 3030
The Clare Moore Building is part of Werribee Mercy Hospital. It is situated close to the new multi-storey car park.The Ursula Frayne Centre is situated next to:Footscray Hospital35 Mavis StreetFootscrayMelbourne Vic 3011
How can people get access?
Werribee Mercy Hospital is situated only five minutes walk from Hoppers Crossing Railway Station. Several bus routes also stop at the station. There is adequate parking on site which costs $5 per vehicle.
The Ursula Frayne Centre is close to local tram routes and parking is available on the site of Footscray Hospital, or in surrounding streets.
24 hours a day, all year round
What to do before
Please phone the mental health triage line on 1300 657 259
What to bring
Please bring your usual day and night time clothing as well as toiletries.
During a stay at either of these units, clients will be cared for by a range of health professionals. This includes:
- mental health nurses
- occupational therapists
- social workers.
Clients may also be able to access the services of a dietician, pharmacist and pastoral workers.
For health professionals
The Clare Moore Building and the Ursula Frayne Centre are inpatient mental health units providing comprehensive clinical services for those suffering from acute mental illness.
Referrals to the inpatient units go through our triage service: 1300 657 259
How to prepare the patient
Our inpatient units are smoke free. We do offer Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
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