Brisbane to get new residential youth mental health facility

A new residential adolescent mental health facility will be built at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane to replace the Barrett Centre which was controversially shut down in 2014. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the new bed-based extended treatment and rehabilitation facility was recommended by a Commission of Inquiry into the Barrett closure by the previous Newman government. “We are building a new centre and construction of it should start by the end of next year,” Ms Palaszczuk said. “We are also developing a new model of care that will support at-risk Queensland adolescents in the most appropriate way. “To do…
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