Inpatient Adult Mental Health

The NMHS Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services (MHPHDS) Inpatient Adult Mental Health Service provides acute care and rehabilitation services across a number of facilities; Graylands Hospital, the state’s only public psychiatric teaching hospital, that delivers mental health acute care and rehabilitation services for adults.

Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital Mental Health Services (SCGH MHS) is located at the QEII campus provides specialist secondary and tertiary functions that incorporate an inpatient unit, observation unit and ED liaison services. Co-located on the Graylands Health Campus is the State Forensics Mental Health Service which includes the Frankland Centre, a maximum secured inpatient facility, for people with mental illness within the state’s judicial system.

Other public mental health inpatient services are delivered and the Older Adult Mental Health Service at Osborne Park Hospital (OPH) and Lower West Older Adult Mental Health Service.

Other than OPH, all NMHS Mental Health inpatient facilities are authorised to care for involuntary patients under the Mental Health Act 2014 (external site).

Mental Health Inpatient Services Video

Watch our video to introduce you to our Inpatient Services and what you can expect if you or a family member anticipates a stay at one of our locations.



If you or a family member is anticipating a stay at one of North Metropolitan Health Services' Inpatient hospitals such as Graylands, the Mental Health Unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Lower West or Osborne Park Older Adult sites, watch our video to give you an idea of what to expect.

NMHS offers more than Inpatient Mental Health Services. Have a look at our website links here to see the other Mental Health Services including:


Graylands Hospital

Graylands Hospital is an authorised psychiatric hospital located in Mt Claremont. Graylands Hospital provides a combination of acute and rehabilitation hospital beds in mixed gender secure and open ward environments. These wards are supported by medical, nursing and allied health services including in reach services such as alcohol and other drug services, and General Practitioner (GP) services.

Graylands Hospital has 53 acute beds for the NMHS catchment and 69 Hospital Extended Care Service (HECS) beds which are state-wide. The site is also co-located by several corporate and support services, the State Forensic inpatient unit Frankland Centre, State Forensic Community Mental Health Service and the CECAT centre.

Contact us

Tel: (08) 6159 6600
Location: Graylands Hospital, Brockway Road, Mount Claremont, WA 6010

For full information on Graylands Hospital please visit the Graylands Hospital page.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital 

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, deliver adult public mental health inpatient care through the Mental Health Service (MHS), comprised of:

  • An Emergency Department Psychiatric Liaison Service providing acute mental health assessment and care planning for patients presenting to the SCGH ED with mental health needs.
  • The Mental Health Observation Area (MHOA) (external site) located adjacent to the SCGH Emergency Department with 8 beds for patients with mental health needs requiring short term (24 – 48 hours) acute mental health assessment and care.
  • The Mental Health Unit (MHU) (external site) based on the QEII site with 30 beds for adults requiring secondary and tertiary level inpatient care for acute mental health conditions.
  • A Day Procedure Unit based at the SCGH MHU for provision of mental health day procedures for referred patients including Electro-Convulsive Therapy (inpatients and outpatients) and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (outpatients only).
  • An Adult Hospital in the Home service providing in the home care for adults with mental health needs as an alternative to hospital admission.The multidisciplinary team provides services for 10 beds in the Joondalup catchment area and 22 beds in the Lower West catchment area.
  • A Mental Health Consultation Liaison Service (external site) for patients with mental health conditions in Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital wards.

Contact us:

Tel: (08) 6383 1000
Fax: (08) 6383 4282
Hours: 8am to 5pm
Location: UU Block, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Adult Hospital in the Home (HITH)

The Adult HITH Service provides daily mental health care in the home of eligible consumers who would otherwise require admission to hospital and reside in the NMHS catchment area. A multidisciplinary team of mental health clinicians offer intensive mental health assessment, treatment and management in the consumers' home for up to 14 days. The intensity and type of care provided in an inpatient ward is provided, but with greater flexibility to meet the consumer's preferences and facilitate maintenance of supports and links within their community

HITH provides an alternative to an inpatient hospital admission (avoiding inpatient admission), which allows MHPHDS Mental Health to offer a more person-centred option to voluntary admission for mental health consumers in their homes.

HITH can also act as a step down from inpatient hospital admission to community care where the intensity and type of care provided in an admitted service is offered but allows for greater flexibility to meet the consumer’s preferences and facilitates maintenance of supports and links within the community.


Tel: (08) 6383 1120

Contact us

Central HITH Office
Tel: (08) 6383 1120

Last Updated: 18/01/2023