SITE SELECTED FOR NEW ‘BANKSIA’ MENTAL HEALTH UNIT IN TAMWORTH

There’s been a breakthrough for mental health in the north-west.

Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, and Hunter New England Health, today announcing a site has been selected for a new ‘Banksia’ mental health unit.

The unit will be located next to the main building at Tamworth Base Hospital and will cater for 30 per cent more patients than the current facility.

“Now we need to build the facility to match the services, so, the next process is to do that detailed design plan phase and then we look at turning a sod.”

Construction timeframes for the project are yet to be determined.

For several years now, families have pushed for a new, modern facility that is able to treat more patients at a time.

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Isobella Evans is a journalist with NBN News in Tamworth, NSW. After writing her first story at age twelve about an adventurous beach ball, she quickly discovered her love for writing. Since then, she has graduated from a Bachelor in Communication at the University of Newcastle and worked as a journalist for the Sydney Royal Easter Show and as a columnist for a Central Coast publication. NBN News is Isobella's first full-time television role, and she is loving every minute of it.