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Ward 10A Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Inpatient Unit - Otago

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki

Age Groups


Referral Types

DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

All referrals to Ward 10A must come via the Southern DHB Emergency Psychiatric Services or through the Court/Prison system.


Ward 10A is a 12-bed, medium secure locked inpatient unit providing support and treatment to people with an intellectual disability and/or mental illness who are displaying challenging behaviour which cannot be safely managed in the community; require assessment under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care & Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (IDCCR)  /Criminal Proceedings (Mentally Impaired Persons) Act 2003 (CPMIP); or have committed criminal offences which have been dealt with by the Courts under IDCCR legislation.


Ground Floor, Helensburgh House, Wakari Hospital, 369 Taieri Road, Dunedin

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Contact Details

Southland Hospital, Invercargill


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This page was last updated at 9:55AM on December 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services.