Thomas Embling

Thomas Embling Hospital is a 116 bed secure forensic mental health hospital, located adjacent to extensive parklands in suburban Melbourne. The hospital provides acute and continuing care programs and includes a dedicated women’s unit.

Patients are generally admitted to the hospital from the criminal justice system under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997, Mental Health Act 2014 or the Sentencing Act 1991. A small group of patients is admitted each year from other public mental health services under the Mental Health Act 2014.

Hospital programs

The hospital was purpose designed and built to further the delivery of advanced clinical programs in the treatment of patients suffering from acute mental health issues.

A comprehensive range of therapeutic programs are provided which are innovative and provided within a recovery framework. They are designed to provide purposeful, meaningful and individual and socially valued activities.

Education and recreation programs are provided through Kangan Institute and Healthstream respectively, both external contracted providers.

Care is taken to collaborate with patients, staff, carers, other service agencies and the community to forge partnerships to ensure that the hospital meets the needs of consumers.

Visitor information

Visitors to Thomas Embling Hospital are required to provide 100 points of identification before entering the hospital for the first time. More information about visiting the hospital is available on our Visitor Information Sheet which provides all you need to know about visiting the hospital.

Visiting Hours

Monday – Friday 12pm to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am – 5pm
Christmas Day 9am – 5pm

HOW TO FIND US

Thomas Embling Hospital is located on:
Yarra bend Road
Fairfield Vic 3068
T: +61 3 9495 9100