Roy Fagan Centre

The Roy Fagan Centre is a specialised hospital to assess and treat older persons with psychiatric illness and/or cognitive impairment.

The Centre includes the Jasmine Unit which is a secure ten bed unit and the Roy Fagan Day Centre for respite.

We are an approved assessment and treatment centre under the Mental Health Act 2013.

Admission to the centre is either voluntarily or under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1995 or Mental Health Act.

Details regarding care at Roy Fagan Centre are provided here, clients and carers will also be given an information booklet on admission including the centre facilities, personal services and activities. You can also download a copy here:

Roy Fagan Centre - information for consumers, including carers and families - booklet

Access and advice

Referrals to Older Persons Mental Health Services are made by General Practitioners and other psychiatric services to the Mental Health Services Helpline.

The Helpline can also assist you, your family or carer with advice and information, phone free call 1800 332 388.

Contact details

To contact the Roy Fagan Centre regarding someone in our care please phone 03 6166 6370.

The Centre is located at 54 Kalang Avenue, Lenah Valley TAS 7008.

Your care

After admission to the Roy Fagan Centre you, your family member, carer or advocate will be consulted about your care. This will include assessment, treatment and discharge plans.

During your stay care is provided 24 hours a day by qualified nursing staff and centre assistants.Assessment, treatment and care is provided by a professional clinical team assisted by experienced support staff.

There is medical support from Doctors, Psychiatrists and Medical Registrars available weekdays.

Appointments with medical staff can be made by phoning 03 6166 6370 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Leave from Roy Fagan may be an option during your stay. Talk to your treating team about your leave.

We aim to provide a safe and secure environment at the Centre. Every patient has the right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality. We follow the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights, and brochures are available at the Centre.

The Roy Fagan Centre is monitored by Aged and Mental Health Advocates, Official Visitors Program, Mental Health Tribunal and the Guardianship and Administration Board. We provide care in line with the Mental Health Act 2013

Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning is a process of discussing and writing down a patient's values and preferences to guide carers and doctors in the patient's end-of-life care. It prepares you and others to plan for future healthcare.

Talk with one of our team to let them know if you already have an Advance Care Plan in place.

If you would like more information about Advance Care Planning talk to one of the team at Roy Fagan, visit the Advance Care Planning Australia website or phone 1300 208 582.

For forms and information specific to Tasmania go to Advance Care Planning for Healthy Dying.

Valuables

We ask that you do not bring valuables or large sums of cash to Roy Fagan.

Staff are not able to look after valuables or take responsibility for items if they are misplaced. Staff can secure a small sum of money to cover any personal purchases.

Smoke-free facility

The Roy Fagan Centre is a smoke-free site under the Tasmanian Health Service policy on smoking.

Smoking is not permitted within the building or surrounds of the centre for staff, patients or visitors.

Discuss with staff if this is of concern, we can offer help including nicotine replacement therapy if required.

Fees

Fees will apply if you received care for more than 35 days within the Tasmanian Health Service and are no longer acutely unwell. Fees are based on each individual situation.

Our Finance Officer will contact the appropriate person about fee payment.

Visiting at Roy Fagan

We request that visiting hours are limited to times outside of meals and cleaning times to ensure staff can prioritise the needs of all patients and also visitors while at the Centre.

Visiting Hours

  • 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Visiting outside these hours may be arranged, please discuss with the Nurse in Charge or phone 03 6166 6370.

All visitors must sign the Visitor Book on arrival, which is located in the front entrance area.

Please note there is limited visitor parking available on site. See reception staff to obtain a parking permit to park at the Centre. Please observe parking restrictions as per signage.

Care after discharge

On discharge a referral may be forwarded to the Older Persons Mental Health Community Team for ongoing care.

Medications are dispensed at the Royal Hobart Hospital Pharmacy Department. An invoice will be issued to you for any discharge medications.

Pathology needs are met through the services of Hobart Pathology and are bulk billed to Medicare.

Podiatry services for feet care are free and provided monthly.

Have Your Say

We welcome your feedback about the Roy Fagan Centre. Please let us know if we did something well, you have a suggestion or you have a complaint.

  1. Talk to the Nurse in Charge or ask for the Clinical Nurse Consultant, Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Unit Manager, or
  2. Fill in a feedback form - staff can assist you to complete just ask - and place in the suggestion box or mail in, or
  3. Contact the Consumer Engagement Unit by phone 03 1800 811 911 or email complaints@ths.tas.gov.au

For full details see We welcome your feedback brochure