Roy Fagan Day Centre

Roy Fagan Day Centre brochure

The Roy Fagan Day Centre is a purpose built day respite facility situated on a sunny site attached to the Roy Fagan Centre in Lenah Valley, Hobart.

Please note referrals are required for new clients, please see how to access or service below.

The Centre cares for older persons (usually over the age of 65) with psychiatric illness and/or cognitive impairment.

Our operating hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We are closed on public holidays.

Care is provided from one to three days a week, subject to availability. To ensure safety and quality of care our service is limited to eight clients per day.

Contact phone number of the centre is 03 6166 6353.

How to access our service

Referrals are made to the Mental Health Services Helpline from a General Practitioner (GP), Case Manager or community service provider freecall 1800 332 388.

After referral a full assessment is made to review suitability to attend the Centre.

Service we provide

Clients are picked up in the morning by the day centre staff and taken to the centre, then taken home after 2:30 pm the same day.

Whilst at the Roy Fagan Day Centre clients enjoy a hot lunch, morning and afternoon tea for a small cost.

Our Team

The Centre is staffed by a full time enrolled nurse, and a carer. The Roy Fagan Nurse Unit Manager has oversight of the Day Centre.

We have access to health professionals including:

  • Old Age Psychiatrist
  • Community Case Management Team
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist

What Clients need to bring

As a guide for you:

  • Clothing that is suitable for the weather. Such as coats, gloves and hats in winter, light clothes and sunhats in summer.
  • Walking aids, such as walking sticks, walking frame.
  • Any medications which may be required during the day. These must be in a Webster-pak®.
  • Personal items such as eye glasses, hearing aids.
  • Items that you may wish to bring for individual activities or to share with others.

Smoke-free

The Roy Fagan Centre is a smoke-free site under the Tasmanian Health Service policy on smoking. Smoking is not permitted within the Day Centre, its surrounds or whilst on the bus.

Please talk to one of the team members if this is of concern.

Activity programs

We aim to provide a setting which fosters participation and enjoyment. We encourage clients to take part in activities to their individual ability.

A range of activities are provided such as gardening, cooking, crosswords, board games, craft, music, art, videos, gentle exercise, excursions and celebration of special events.

We value your feedback

If you have a suggestion, compliment or complaint about our services please talk to a member of staff in the first instance. See our feedback guide for more information. You can also fill in a feedback form or phone Consumer Engagement on 03 1800 811 911.