Kane Queensland has secured the contract to deliver the Mater Family Wellbeing Unit (MFWU).
The MFWU will provide support and maternity care to new mothers and babies by offering contemporary in-patient perinatal and infant mental health services.
The wellbeing unit will deliver an integrated model of inpatient and outpatient programs targeting the antenatal, postnatal and early attachment periods for mothers, babies and families.
The MFWU project involves the extensive heritage refurbishment of the existing convent, delivery of outpatient and ambulatory clinics, ten mother-baby suites including two high dependency units, staff research and supports services and an inpatient ward.
Andrew Thomas, Executive Director at Mater Foundation states “The Mater Family Wellbeing Centre is bringing together proven expertise around mental health, with the very best care for mothers and babies, to deliver exceptional outcomes for families when they need it most. Despite the clear evidence of the significant need for perinatal services, this is simply not available today.”
The facility is serving a strong need in the community and will have an immensely positive impact on changing the lives of families in Queensland.
When complete, the Mater Family Wellbeing Unit will be Queensland’s largest integrated perinatal mental health facility.