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Professor Marie Bashir Centre at RPA, Camperdown, NSW

The new Professor Marie Bashir Centre at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital was a collaboration between the NSW Government, Sydney Local Health District, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney. (Brain and Mind Research Institute)

This new purpose built mental health facility was named in honour of the former NSW Governor in recognition of her significant contribution to the mental health field.

The six-storey centre integrates many of Sydney’s mental health services under one roof, including the eating disorder services for the first time. Treatment facilities include: 73 beds with capacity for future expansion; a six-bed short stay unit; a ground floor assessment unit; physical therapies suite; a dedicated adolescent and youth services unit; acute adult inpatient services, including capacity to manage mothers and babies in a defined pod; a high dependency unit; as well as seven beds dedicated for the University of Sydney for translational research.

The purpose-built centre provides a contemporary, warm environment featuring: colourful wall murals of Sydney locations; a roof top therapy garden; and barbecue and break out areas for staff, patients and visitors.

STH provided Health Architecture and Planning services through the Functional Briefing, Concept Design, Schematic Design and Design Finalisation stages. STH were also responsible for delivery of the interiors through to completion. 

This project was completed in collaboration with peckvonhartel architects.

“This is the first time a university and a hospital have come together to develop a world-class facility based on research, based on bringing new brain science to apply in the area, and then new models of care”.

Professor Ian Hickie, Sydney University Brain & Mind Research Institute.
18,000 m²

Completed 2014

NSW Health