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Older Adult Mental Health | MidCentral | Te Whatu Ora

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Description

Formerly MidCentral DHB - Older Adult Mental Health

7 bed inpatient unit with the Palmerston North Hospital Star Ward and community support for older  adults who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness.

The older adult mental health wing within the Star PN ward is for those adults who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness.

We also have a community team able to visit you in the community.

Staff

Operational Leads  - Judy Boxall and Denise White

Charges

No fees apply.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Inpatient visiting hours are between 2.00pm and 8.00pm. Whānau support people are welcome outside of these hours (please ask about our Mahi Tahi Better Together Initiative). Please contact the senior nurse in charge to access outside of these hours.

After hours, call (06) 350 8492.

Languages Spoken

English,

Programmes

Older Adult Mental Health Inpatient Wing - Star PN Ward

The Older Adult Mental Health Wing within the Star PN Ward is for those adults who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. The Inpatient Older Adult Mental Health Service provides specialist assessment and treatment of older adults in a supportive and caring environment which focuses on maintaining and strengthening existing skills and abilities. We have links with all other MH services and with the Supportlink assessment team.

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Description

The Older Adult Mental Health Wing within the Star PN Ward is for those adults who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness.

The Inpatient Older Adult Mental Health Service provides specialist assessment and treatment of older adults in a supportive and caring environment which focuses on maintaining and strengthening existing skills and abilities.

We have links with all other MH services and with the Supportlink assessment team. 

Older Adult Mental Health Community team

Our team provides services to older adults in the community who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm. Please contact 0800 653 357 outside of these hours for urgent mental health issues.

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals to our Community service are via GPs.

Description

Our team provides services to older adults in the community who are experiencing moderate to severe mental illness.

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm.  Please contact 0800 653 357 outside of these hours for urgent mental health issues.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Wheelchair accessible toilet, Mobility parking space, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Public Transport

Palmerston North Hospital is on the main bus route.

Parking

Parking is available onsite at Palmerston North Hospital: 40 minutes free, $2.00 per hour thereafter.

Contact Details

Entry via Gate 5, Heretaunga Street Palmerston North Hospital
Palmerston North 4442

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Street Address

Entry via Gate 5, Heretaunga Street Palmerston North Hospital
Palmerston North 4442

Postal Address

Star Centre
Palmerston North Hospital
Private Bag 11036
Palmerston North

This page was last updated at 1:10PM on November 30, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Older Adult Mental Health | MidCentral | Te Whatu Ora.