Authors: West Moreton Integrated Mental Health Service
Event: 1999 TheMHS Awards
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: QLD
Award level: Gold
Award category: Comprehensive Catchment Area Service
Abstract: West Moreton Integrated Mental Health provides comprehensive, coordinated and continuos specialised care options for people with mental health problems. It has a fully integrated aged, adult and child and youth mental health servies. West Moreton Integrated Mental HEalth Service is a community focussed service which effectively manages its inpatient facilities from the community based. Its level of integration and the provision of continuity of care has not been duplicated anywhere else in Queensland. It is an accredited and benchmark service which achieves an advanced level of integration across service sites, acuity and age levels. West Moreton Integrated Mental Health is a truly integrated service model which meets National State and District Plans providing supportive therapeutic specialist care to facilitate the best outcomes for the individual. The consumers are central to the services management and organisational structure and consequently are involved in decision making at a strategice and individual level. Description of Facility/Organisation: West Moreton Integrated Mental Health Service provides mental health care to the clients of the West Moreton District. West Moreton has a population of 180,000 people and covers an expansive area of 7,951sqkms encompassing city, suburban and rural sectors. The budget of just over seven million dollars supports the labour and non labour costs of 103.9 full time equivalent multidisciplinary staff and is inclusive of two inpatient units, two community sites, child and youth, aged and adult mental health services. The Service provides comprehensive coordinated care to approxiamtely 1200 open clients.