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South Canterbury DHB - Kensington Inpatient Unit

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Kensington Inpatient Unit

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services


South Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Access to the Kensington Inpatient Unit is via GP or Emergency Department referral or through an outpatient appointment.


The 12 bed inpatient unit, or ward, is situated at the eastern end of the Kensington facility. A team comprising of Registered Mental Health Nurses, a Social Worker and an Occupational therapist are there to assist with the recovery process for those who are experiencing a severe mental health issue requiring intensive treatment.


No fees apply


The Kensington Inpatient Unit is awake staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week.

We prefer that visitors contact us prior to visiting the unit.

Contact Details

Corner of High Street and Queen Street

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Street Address

Corner of High Street and Queen Street

This page was last updated at 2:08PM on July 7, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by South Canterbury DHB - Kensington Inpatient Unit.