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Jamie Larcombe Centre – Veterans mental health precinct

The Jamie Larcombe Centre is a new $15 million Veterans’ mental health precinct located at Glenside Health Service Campus, providing mental health and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) services to Veterans.

The Centre has been purpose built to accommodate services previously provided by Ward 17 at the Repatriation General Hospital.

The Centre was officially opened on Thursday 5 October 2017 by the Larcombe family, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Final building fit out and landscaping will occur during October, with services and patients transitioning from the Repatriation General Hospital to the Jamie Larcombe Centre by November 2017.

The Centre includes:

  • an ambulatory service incorporating outpatient treatment and a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) service
  • 24 single rooms with ensuites
  • outpatient rooms
  • a gymnasium
  • research spaces
  • gardens
  • a children’s playground for families.

A Model of Care for Specialist Mental Health Services for Veterans (732KB) has been developed, outlining the services provided at the Jamie Larcombe Centre and how these services are to be delivered. The model of care builds on the previous model for Ward 17 at the Repatriation General Hospital, taking into consideration the wide range of services delivered at the precinct, and is based on evidence-based practice to ensure it will meet the needs of current and future Veterans. For more information, view the Consumer Guide (169KB) or watch the videos below.

The precinct also includes a Partnerships Hub, located in the heritage building adjacent to the new facility. The Hub is a place where Veterans and their families can access information and services to support their individual needs.

The precinct is named after Sapper Jamie Ronald Larcombe, who was born in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. The name is a tribute to the service and sacrifice of Sapper Larcombe, who was killed in action on 19 February 2011. ‘The Jamie Larcombe Centre’ refers to the precinct as a whole. The remaining areas within the facility will be known by their functional names: Inpatient Ward, Outpatient Ward, Memorial Garden, and Hub.

Videos

The Jamie Larcombe Centre – Providing specialist mental health services for Veterans

The Jamie Larcombe Centre provides treatment for a range of specialist mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.

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