Mental Health Inpatient Units

Northern NSW Mental Health has a number of inpatient units for adults, older people, and young people.

Admission into one of our inpatient units can occur through the Emergency Department of one of our hospitals, or through our Community Mental Health Services.

Your GP can consult with mental health services and arrange assessment at your local Emergency Department, where an admission can be arranged if required.

Tallowwood – Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit is a 24-bed acute adult inpatient unit for both voluntary and involuntary patients located at the Lismore Base Hospital.

Visiting Hours: Visitors should contact the unit prior to visiting.
Contacting Us: Phone (02) 6620 2240
Location: Lismore Base Hospital, 60 Hunter Street, Lismore.
Kamala – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit is an eight-bed inpatient unit providing services for young people aged 12 to 17 years.

Visiting Hours: Visitors should contact the unit prior to visiting.
Contacting Us: Phone (02) 6620 7900
Location: Lismore Base Hospital, 60 Hunter Street, Lismore.
Lilli Pili – Older Persons Mental Health Unit is a 12-bed inpatient unit specifically for people aged 65 years and older, and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older.

Visiting Hours: Visitors should contact the unit prior to visiting.
Contacting Us: Phone (02) 6629 4007
Location: Lismore Base Hospital, 60 Hunter Street, Lismore.
Kurrajong – Adult Mental Health Unit is a 25-bed acute inpatient unit for both voluntary and involuntary patients.

Visiting Hours: 10am to 8pm daily.
Contacting Us: Phone (07) 5506 7300
Location: The Tweed Hospital, Powell Street, Tweed Heads 2485
Tuckeroo – Byron Sub-Acute Mental Health Unit is a 20-bed sub-acute adult inpatient unit for both voluntary and involuntary patients who require a lower level of support than provided at the Kurrajong and Tallowwood inpatient units. The focus of the admission is to improve skills and confidence to support the person with their recovery.

Visiting Hours: 12 noon to 8pm daily.
Contacting Us: Phone (02) 6639 9700
Location: Byron Central Hospital, 54 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale, NSW 2481