Concord Forensic Mental Health Unit

Forensic mental health consumers will soon receive rehabilitation treatment in a new, purpose-built facility at the Concord Centre of Mental Health, Sydney Local Health District as part of the NSW Government’s state-wide
investment in mental health.

Located adjacent to Concord Hospital and expanding on its existing forensic mental health services, the new facility will provide low and medium secure mental health beds.

A partnership between Health Infrastructure and Sydney Local Health District, the facility will complement the $341 million redevelopment of Concord Hospital and $32.4 million multi-storey car park currently under construction.

Forensic mental health is a specialist area of the mental health system that provides assessment, care and treatment to people with mental illness who are, or have been, in contact with the criminal justice system.

It is important that Burudyara provides consumers and staff an environment in which they feel safe so they are able to participate purposefully in therapeutic activities. For this reason, the security of the facility is of
utmost importance, and leave or community access will be strictly regulated.

Part of the NSW Government’s $700 million State-wide Mental Health Infrastructure Program, construction of the facility is expected to start in early 2024 and is due for completion by late 2025.