Project: Thomas Embling Hospital
Location: Melbourne , Australia
Product Installed : 1 x SEC-ASD-532, 5 x SEC-ASD-535-2
Thomas Embling Hospital is a high-security forensic mental health hospital located in Fairfield, an inner Melbourne suburb in Victoria, Australia. The facility is operated by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health, known as Forensicare, who are responsible for providing adult forensic mental health services in Victoria.[
The hospital provides acute and continuing care for patients from the criminal justice system who are in need of psychiatric assessment, treatment or care (security or forensic patients) as well as patients from the Victorian public mental health system who need specialised management (compulsory patients).
Purpose-built with 116 secure beds, the hospital is named after mental health reformer Dr Thomas Embling, who was appointed as Yarra Bend Asylum’s first Resident Medical Officer.
Patients are usually admitted from the criminal justice system, either via prison transfer or from a court order for psychiatric treatment.