Mental Health

Steele Haughton Unit

Steele Haughton Unit is a specialist mental health aged care residential facility centrally located in Dana Street Ballarat.

The facility has 20 single rooms. There is a well-appointed activity room and two lounge rooms with flat screen TVs and access to DVD players for resident use. There is a large group of engaged volunteers who assist with scheduled activities to ensure residents have the opportunity to participate in areas of interest.

All residents’ beds are electric and height adjustable. Sensor mats are provided as a safety measure for any residents who are assessed as at risk. Residents are encouraged to personalise their space with soft furnishings, photographs and mementos.

All rooms have access to telephone lines and television antenna. Each bedside area, bathroom and lounge area has access to the nurse call bell should staff assistance be required.

Residents also have access to a secure courtyard with barbecue facilities and a well maintained garden. External doors are fitted with electronic key pads.

Steele Haughton Unit provides expert psychiatric care delivered by medical and nursing staff. Access to a range of allied health services including dietetics and speech pathology is also provided.

Residents can also access a large number of visiting services including their own General Practitioner, hairdressing and other services as required.

You need to be assessed by an Aged Care Assessment (ACAS) Officer to become a resident in any aged care facility. The ACAS service can be accessed through Ballarat Health Services. Referral to the ACAS service can be made by your GP, service provider, a family member or carer, or it can be a self-referral. For further information about ACAS please phone 03 5320 3740 or email ballaratagedcare@bhs.org.au