SMHSOP AIU is an Acute Inpatient Mental Health Psychiatric care facility consisting of ten beds. The unit is designed to promote optimal quality of care and treatment for older people aged over 65 with psychiatric disorders and/or mental health problems.



Aged 65 years or over with an acute psychiatric disorder who require an intensive period of inpatient treatment not suitable for community treatment.


Options include via presentation at the Hospital Emergency Department, self-referral, referred by  family or carer or a treating GP, private mental health clinician or mental health community team.

Urgent cases

There are several options to access urgent mental health care:

Ring the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. This line is staffed 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.

In urgent cases you can attend the Emergency Department at Manly Hospital where there is 24 hour access to specialist mental health care and assistance.

If the situation is life threatening, urgent or becoming dangerous telephone Triple Zero (000) and request ambulance and/or police who will provide assistance.

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East Wing
Manly Hospital

105 Darley Road
Manly NSW 2095

Finding Us: SMHSOP AIU is located at East Wing Building Manly Hospital located on Darley Road Manly.

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Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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‚ÄčMental Health Line: 1800 011 511
Service direct number: Manly Hospital Switch 9976 9611