Margaret Tobin Centre at Flinders Medical Centre

The Margaret Tobin Centre is a 38 bed mental health inpatient area consisting of an 8 bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and two Acute Care Units that can admit a total of 30 consumers.

Mental Health consumers can either be admitted in a planned manner through Community Mental Health Services, through an emergency department or via a general medical/surgical pathway.


Staff work closely with all other service providers including those that are community and/or hospital based - eg general practitioners.

Consumers can expect a patient centric approach delivered by a caring and supportive multidisciplinary team that includes Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Registrars, Mental Health Nurses, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Peer Specialists.


A range of therapies and activities are offered to support recovery from acute episodes of mental illness.

Families and carers are encouraged to be involved in their consumer's assessment, treatment and discharge planning. Discharge options include 'stepping down' to the Intermediate Care Centre located at Noarlunga for up to a fortnight to support transition back to the community, or directly back home

Contact details

Telephone: (08) 8404 2570

Location: Access Corridor, Level 3, Flinders Medical Centre
Directions: Use Western Carpark, enter through Northern Entrance
Take Kangaroo lift to Level 3. Follow sign posted walkway to destination.
Map: Flinders Medical Centre Precinct Map (PDF 587KB)