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3DHB - Psychogeriatric Community and Inpatient Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Description

The Psychogeriatric Service is predominantly a community based service, with a 16 bed specialist inpatient unit.

Programmes

Psychogeriatric Community Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Wellington, Hutt

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for an initial assessment in the community are usually facilitated by a person’s GP through either the Care Coordination Centre (the Needs Assessment and Service Coordination agency run by…

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Description

The Psychogeriatric Service is predominantly a community based service.

The Psychogeriatric Service provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to:

  • Older people with recent onset psychiatric illness 
  • People with complex behavioural and…

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Psychogeriatric Inpatient Services

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

Wellington, Hutt

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for inpatient admission are usually facilitated by the community team or by referrals from the general hospital.

Description

The Psychogeriatric Service has a 16 bed specialist inpatient unit located at Te Whare Ra Uta on the Kenepuru campus.

Each person admitted to the inpatient unit has a primary…

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Hours

Inpatient visiting hours are 10am to 8pm every day or by arrangement, if needed, and this can be discussed with the nurse in charge.

Fees

To find out if you are eligible for healthcare funding, please see the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service website.

Staff

We work as a multi-disciplinary team including nursing, medical, occupational therapy, psychology, social work and support staff.

The staff wear identification badges and you can ask them about their role.

Parking

There are two car parks designated for visitors to Te Whare Ra Uta nearby however there are often a number of other parking spaces nearby should these be taken.

Contact Details

  • Community Team

    (04) 978 2841

  • Inpatient Unit

    (04) 978 2863

Te Whare Ra Uta
Kenepuru Hospital
16 Hospital Drive
Porirua 5022

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Street Address

Te Whare Ra Uta
Kenepuru Hospital
16 Hospital Drive
Porirua 5022

Postal Address

Kenepuru Community Hospital
PO Box 50215
Porirua 5240

This page was last updated at 4:43PM on April 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB - Psychogeriatric Community and Inpatient Services.