Women’s Inpatient Services

Women’s Inpatients Women Only

Our women’s only inpatient therapy program operates seven days a week, run by our highly trained, multidisciplinary Mental Healthcare team structured to support patients experiencing mental health conditions with a provision for managing perinatal mental health conditions.

Sunshine Private Hospital provides state-of-the-art facilities in the western suburbs of Melbourne. The inpatient unit has 21 gender specific (Women’s Only) beds, with an ability to admit mothers and infants into some beds (for perinatal mental health care)^.

The women who stay here will have their own private room with an ensuite and will have access to an open-plan dining area, lounge rooms and relaxation spaces, our beautiful courtyard, wellness room and group therapy.

The program is designed to help our female patients build skills, return to their optimal health and work towards recovery through intensive treatment modalities. These include:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT). 

In addition to the therapy program, our patients will have access to individualised allied health support to assist in patient’s treatment needs. 

Individual sessions will focus on women’s psychosocial needs, consolidating learning from groups through enhanced psychoeducation and planning for therapy post-discharge. 

Here at Sunshine Private Hospital we embrace the person-centred care ideal, involving the patient in the planning and delivery of their care so we can meet their individual needs and preferences. We respect our patient’s choices, values, beliefs, and culture at all times.

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Our Philosophy of Care

Multidisciplinary approach
It is important to us to have options for different approaches to care, with clinicians from various different disciplines – we know that care is not one-size-fits-all!
Programs have been built with, and staff have been trained with, the following principles in mind:
Respect for Diversity
Care and treatment is focused on helping patients feel empowered, with tools, skills, and support to recover towards meaningful living.
Patients’ ability to advocate for their care needs, their treatment goals, and to have their voices heard is central to our staff’s focus.

For more information: P 9124 4528 or 03 9124 4568 and our Mental Health Services staff will assist you.

Our Multidisciplinary Care Team includes

Consultant Psychiatrists

Registered Mental Health Nurses


Social Workers

Art Therapist

Consultant Physicians

Sunshine Private Hospital also has Outpatient services including Psychiatrist appointments, for more information click below