The Ward is part of the Mental Health Program at
The Royal Children's Hospital.
Banksia is currently a 12-bed inpatient
unit where patients aged 12 to 18 years are assessed and treated
for a range of mental and psychological disorders including:
The Ward provides the least restrictive
environment possible while remaining compatible with the needs and
safety of patients and staff. It also aims to promote
community management wherever possible.
Banksia Ward uses a multi-disciplinary
approach to assess and treat young people admitted to the
Ward. The team is comprised of consultant psychiatrists,
registered nurses with mental health qualifications, a
psychologist, social worker, psychiatry registrar and teachers with
special education qualifications.
The unit offers residential support and
Elements of the Banksia - Mental
Health Program include:
In This Section
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