Psychiatric Emergency Care

Our psychiatric emergency care centre (PECC) provides person centred care to individuals that presents to our emergency department during a time of crisis, in need of support and care from our specialised mental health care team.

This multi-disciplinary team is made up of a wide variety of health care professionals including medical doctors, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, homeless health supports, Aboriginal health and peer workers.

PECC is a 6 bedded ward, designed to support people in a short-term capacity who need urgent mental health care interventions with 24/7 specialised nursing care. 

We work alongside family and carers to provide safe and non-judgemental care to promote recovery, and assist with each patient’s transition back to the community.

How we can help?

PECC provides an extensive mental Health assessment by a health care professional and personalised 24/7 nursing for a short stay period of observation and support within our speciality unit.

We provide a safe and supportive environment with non-judgemental, highly skilled and compassionate teams. 

We also support families and carers with education and information about mental illness and work with them to provide the most appropriate treatment options.