Thomas Embling Hospital is a 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.
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.
COVID-19: Important changes for visitors to Forensicare
As cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continue to rise, it’s important for us to keep our consumers, staff and visitors safe. We have ceased all non-essential visits to Thomas Embling Hospital, including professional visitors, contractors, as well as carers and families.
For more information about our visitor policy changes during COVID-19 visit our COVID-19: Important changes for visitors to Forensicare page.
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.
|Monday – Friday||2pm 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