Manning Unit is a 26 bed open rehabilitation unit. The Extended Care Rehabilitation program aims to help the person acquire a quality lifestyle with ongoing support based on individual need.  Patients are involved in a range of social and diversional programs and activities. 

The major goal of the unit is to assist people to gain insight into their mental illness and to maximize their level of functioning, thus improving quality of life. The unit provides a structured program for patients requiring assistance with basic living skills with the aim of moving patients, where possible, to a less restrictive environment. Patients attend unit and Hospital Day Programs for work, educational and leisure activities, and have access the local community.    



People aged 18 – 65 years who have decreased functioning related to a history of severe mental illness, who have challenging behaviours and require a high degree of support in all activities of daily living, who are assessed as able to benefit from rehabilitation in a residential inpatient setting.

Exclusion criteria:

  • People who require acute care for symptoms of mental illness including suicidal, homicidal and/or violent behaviour;
  • People with a primary diagnosis of developmental disability;
  • People who are unable to benefit from a rehabilitation / recovery program.


The Care Coordinator contacts the Mental Health Community Liaison Consultant, by phoning: 02 9887 5500. An assessment interview will be arranged when a hospital bed becomes available. The assessment interview will include members of the referring team, the patient and carer(s). 

Urgent cases

There are several options:

Ring the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. This line is staffed by experienced clinicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be able to speak with a clinician who can provide recommendations about how to manage the situation or put you in contact with the appropriate Mental Health team.

Attend the Emergency Department at Royal North Shore, where there is 24 hour access to specialist Mental Health care and support.

If the situation is urgent or becoming dangerous ring Triple Zero (000) and request ambulance and/or police. They will be able to assist the person safely to the hospital Emergency Department to access Mental Health care.

Other Information

Visiting hours are arranged by contact with the Nursing Unit Manager.

A Carers Amenities Centre is available in First Avenue on the Hospital site.  The Centre provides a microwave, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. A key to open the Centre can be accessed from each Hospital Unit.

Patients and visitors are asked to avoid bringing some items into the mental health inpatient unit. These include valuables and contraband items. Contraband items include anything that can be used as a weapon or means to harm a person, such as razors, metal blades and lighters. People may be searched by staff if there is reasonable suspicion that they have weapons, prohibited items, drugs or other contraband on them.

All wards in NSW Health facilities are smoke free. Visitors are therefore requested not to bring in any cigarettes for patients to hospital units. Smokers will be supported in their drug withdrawal with appropriate clinical care and the provision of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy during their stay.

Hospital Fees: there are no hospital fees charged if patients are admitted and discharged from the Parkview Acute Admission Unit, however, if patients are admitted to a Rehabilitation Unit directly from the community, the first 60 days of hospitalisation are free. If patients are admitted from an acute unit, fees are based on the period patients have spent in an acute unit.  Hospital fees are charged at approximately two thirds of the Centrelink payment.

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Building 50, Manning Road,

Macquarie Hospital,

Wicks Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113


Manning Unit

Macquarie Hospital

PO Box 169, North Ryde, NSW 1670

Finding Us: Manning unit is located on Manning Road, which is an internal road within the Macquarie Hospital grounds. It is best accessed from the main entry gate to the hospital campus on Wicks Road.

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24 hours per day, 7 days per week. See 'Other Information' for visiting hours.

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Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
Centre direct number via Macquarie Hospital:

02 9887 5500