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Yanna Yanna Women’s Prevention and Recovery Care

Department of Health and Human Services
CBRE Project Management
$8 Million
September 2022

Prevention and Recovery Care centres operate across Melbourne and regional Victoria to help reduce pressure on hospital beds by providing safe, flexible, and responsive treatment and residential care for people who are becoming mentally unwell or recovering from an acute mental illness and no longer need hospital treatment, but short-term additional support remains vital to their recovery.

The Yanna Yanna Women’s Prevention and Recovery Care (WPARC) is the first purpose-built women’s facility in Victoria which allows for up to three dependent children to reside with their mothers whilst they receive care for mental ill health.

The new centre in St Albans, near the Sunshine Hospital, is operated by Western Health and offers 24-hour support and treatment. It was designed to be a welcoming and home-like environment which includes:

  • 12 private bedrooms with ensuites.
  • Additional capacity to accommodate up to three dependent children.
  • Communal living spaces including kitchen, dining, lounge, laundry, and activity areas.
  • Outdoor garden for recreational activities and family visits.
  • Clinical consulting areas.
  • Staff and support areas.
  • Car parking to support the centre, including a bike parking area.

The Yanna Yanna WPARC is a significant addition to the Victorian health care system, and IBC is extremely proud to have constructed the facility that supports women’s health and focuses on mental health recovery.

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