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Waikato DHB - Mental Health Service for Older People

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Programmes

Community Mental Health Service

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from all sources. However, we prefer the involvement of the General Practitioner. Most referrals will be initially assessed in their place of residence by a community mental…

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Description

This service is intended for people over the age of 65 years who experience mental illness for the first time in their lives. The service is also intended for adults…

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Inpatient Mental Health Service (Ward OPR1)

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Most referrals will be initially assessed in their place of residence by a community mental health nurse, consultant or registrar. 

Description

Ward OPR1 is located at 214 Pembroke Street, Hamilton, Level B2, Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building, Waikato Hospital.

Crisis Service

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Intake / assessment

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm contact the Mental Health Service for Older People team.

Out of hours, the Crisis Assessment and Home Treatment Team (CAHT) can be contacted on…

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Description

Mental Health Service for Older People aims to provide an urgent response to all patients over 65 years Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. This service is often provided in…

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Memory Service

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Waikato

Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

GP

Referral Process

There is an expectation that the Map of Medicine Midland Regional Dementia Pathway will have been used prior to referral to specialist services.
 
Entry Criteria:
 
1. People with a primary…

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Description

Provision of assessment and diagnosis, treatment and advice to people, of any age, suffering from a non rapid progressive cognitive impairment.

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

For after hours mental health emergencies, phone 0800 50 50 50

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec. Closed 28 Dec — 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.

Fees

No fees apply.

Staff

The team includes Consultant Old Age Psychiatrists, Community Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and a Community Support Worker.

Contact Details

Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building
Waikato Hospital, Gate 3
214 Pembroke Street
Waikato Hospital
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

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Street Address

Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building
Waikato Hospital, Gate 3
214 Pembroke Street
Waikato Hospital
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

Postal Address

Mental Health Service for Older People
Level B1, Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building
214 Pembroke Street
Private Bag 3200
Hamilton 3240

This page was last updated at 2:34PM on September 26, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Waikato DHB - Mental Health Service for Older People.