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Southern DHB Older Persons Mental Health Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Description

Southern DHB Older Persons' Mental Health Services are provided at Dunedin Hospital and Southland Hospital.

Dunedin Hospital provides inpatient services for older people at Ward 6C and a day-based service at the Gibson Day Unit. Community Psychiatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners also support Older Persons' Mental Health Services in the community.

A community based team provides service for the Southland area and is based out of Southland Hospital.

Programmes

Mental Health for Older People (MHSOP)

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Southland

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be received from your GP and other health professionals. To aide in treatment we require a recent comprehensive physical examination, including all recent laboratory results from your General…

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Description

The Mental Health for Older Person’s service provides assessment and treatment for those aged 65 and over, in the Southern DHB region, who have an identified moderate to severe mental…

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Ward 6C Older Persons Inpatient Unit - Otago

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be received from your GP and other health professionals. To aide in treatment we require a recent comprehensive physical examination, including all recent laboratory results from your General…

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Description

Inpatient Services for Older People are provided at Dunedin Hospital's Ward 6C. Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with mental…

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Gibson Day Unit (GDU)

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be received from your GP and other health professionals. To aide in treatment we require a recent comprehensive physical examination, including all recent laboratory results from your General…

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Description

The Gibson Day Unit offers a Monday to Friday, day-based service providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services to clients over 65 years old with Mental Health needs. We aim…

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Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) and Nurse Practitioner

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be received from your GP and other health professionals. To aide in treatment we require a recent comprehensive physical examination, including all recent laboratory results from your General…

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Description

Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPN) provide a seven day a week service, assessing, treating and monitoring clients in their own homes or other community settings. We will work with you and…

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Hours

 Southland Hospital, Invercargill   Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm 
 Dunedin Hospital  Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm 
 Ward 6C  24 hours, 7 days per week

For out of hours crisis response, please call 0800 46 78 46.

Fees

There are no fees for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full cost of any medical treatment you recieve during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility

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Contact Details

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Southland

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This page was last updated at 12:08PM on November 27, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Older Persons Mental Health Services.