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South Canterbury DHB - Mental Health of Older People

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Programmes

Mental Health of Older People - Community Service

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

South Canterbury

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

The patient can be referred by their GP, other Doctors within the hospital, rest home managers, NGO's, family or self referral. Patients or their family can self refer by calling…

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Description

The Psychogeriatric Nurse is the initial point of contact.  Following an initial triage of referrals, arrangements are made for the assessment process at a suitable venue that is most convenient…

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Mental Health of Older People - Inpatient Service

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

South Canterbury

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

The patient can be referred by their GP, other Doctors within the hospital, rest home managers, NGO's, family or self referral. Patients or their family can self refer by calling…

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Description

The admission site of the patient varies depending on the needs of the individual.  The ambulatory person could be admitted to the Kensington Centre in-patient unit while the frail, older…

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Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

A psychogeriatric nurse is available Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm, excluding public holidays.

Crisis assistance is provided outside these hours by the South Canterbury DHB - Triage, Assessment, Crisis & Treatment Team (TACT). Call 0800 277 997.

Contact Details

Timaru Hospital

South Canterbury

Outpatients Appointment Office (03) 687 2121

Outpatients Appointment Office - Appointment Confirmation line (03) 687 2125

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (03) 687 2130

A,T&R Ward
Timaru Hospital
Queen Street, Parkside
Timaru 7910

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Street Address

A,T&R Ward
Timaru Hospital
Queen Street, Parkside
Timaru 7910

Postal Address

Private Bag 911
Queen Street
Timaru

This page was last updated at 1:59PM on December 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by South Canterbury DHB - Mental Health of Older People.