The Forensic Hospital caters for forensic patients as defined in the Mental Health Act 2007, correctional patients as defined by the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 and a limited number of patients from Local Health District facilities that cannot be managed in conditions of lower security. The hospital has 135 beds that cater for both male and female patients and also young people.
What is a Forensic patient?
A forensic patient is one who has been found not guilty by reason of mental illness, unfit to be tried because of mental illness or who is awaiting trial for a serious offence where mental illness is thought to be a factor. Inmates or young people already in custody who become mentally ill and require inpatient treatment are classified as correctional patients.
- Patient Visitor Information Brochure (PDF - 623KB)
- Professional Visitor Information Brochure (PDF - 1Mb)
- Visitors to the Forensic Hospital - Acceptable Proof of Identity (PDF - 49KB)