Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit

The Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (SMHRU) provides a safe and structured environment and 24-hour clinical support for people over the age of 18 years with persistent and disabling symptoms of mental illness.

People admitted to the unit have schizophrenia or related psychosis and mood disorders. We also see people with complex presentations such as personality disorders, drug and alcohol disorders, complex trauma and clinically significant deficits in psychosocial functioning.

Our services

Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit provides:

  • extended-care mental health inpatient services 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • a specialised secure environment
  • contemporary, high quality and multi-disciplinary rehabilitation services to assist consumers to recover from mental illness and to gain skills needed to live in a less restrictive setting.

How to access this service

Admission to the Secure Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit is limited to those who are open to a mental health service, following case discussion by the referral committee. Your mental health clinician will discuss the referral package with you.

Frequently asked questions

The average time that people spend in hospital is 12 months but some people stay less and others longer. Ask your doctor when you can expect to be discharged.

Smoking is not permitted in or within 5 metres of any Queensland Health hospital. You will have free nicotine replacement therapy available to you during your stay.  People are not permitted to have cigarettes in the inpatient ward. If you bring cigarettes to the hospital they will be stored and returned to you on discharge if you ask for them.

During the early part of your stay you will be required to stay on the ward until your community access is discussed with your treating team.

Yes, family are welcome to visit the ward. Prior to the visit, please discuss this with your nurse so that a quiet room can be arranged. Visitors must be vetted and added to the Authorised Visitors list. This can be done after discussion with the Unit social worker (07) 5316 5675.

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Contact us

Mental Health Facilities
Location: Ground floor, Caboolture Hospital
Phone: (07) 5316 5615
Fax: (07) 5316 5670
Visiting hours: Daily by appointment only
Mail: Locked Mail Bag 3, CABOOLTURE QLD 4510

Need help outside hours?

Call 1300 MH Call (1300 64 22 55).

In the case of an emergency call 000.