Authors: Blacktown/Mt. Druitt Community Health Service
Event: 1994 TheMHS Awards
Subject: Gold Award 1994, NSW, psychiatric service
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: NSW
Award level: Gold Award
Award category: Comprehensive Catchment Area Service
Abstract: Blacktown City Mental Health Service has developed a comprehensive range of services structured into a model of service delivery that is innovative in its organisation. The model maximises use of staff skills and ensures continuity of care. A strategic planning process has recognised that the contributions of all staff, consumers and carers are essential to the future development of the service. We have pioneered a model of close and effective relationships between mental health services and other key service providers. The service has influenced the development of other mental health services locally, nationally and internationally through consultancy and education.
Blacktown City Mental Health Service provides a comprehensive 24 hour psychiatric service to the Blacktown Local Government area.