3DHB Te Korowai Whāriki - Regional Rehabilitation and Extended Care Inpatient Service
Mental Health & Addictions Service
Tāwhirimātea - Inpatient Unit
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Wellington, Nelson Marlborough, Tairāwhiti, Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, MidCentral, Wairarapa, Hutt
- Age Groups
Adult / pakeke
- Referral Types
DHB clinical services, Corrections
We receive referrals from forensic inpatient units in the central region of New Zealand and from the following DHBs’ mental health services: Wairarapa, Hutt Valley, Capital & Coast, Hawke’s Bay, Midcentral, Nelson Malborough and Tairawhiti.
Tāwhirimātea is a specialised inpatient unit that focuses on recovery and extended rehabilitation for up to 29 people who need a higher level of support within a closed environment.
Each person admitted to an inpatient unit has a key worker (usually a nurse) and an associate key worker assigned to them. The key worker is responsible for coordinating the person’s care with the care team. They are usually also assessed by the medical staff on the day of admission, and later, as the need is identified, by other members of the multidisciplinary team.
Usually, at least 2 meetings are held with the family of people admitted to the inpatient unit; the first within the first fortnight for a progress report and the final meeting to clarify discharge planning.
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This page was last updated at 2:35PM on November 16, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB Te Korowai Whāriki - Regional Rehabilitation and Extended Care Inpatient Service.