West Coast DHB - Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit
Mental Health & Addictions Service
Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit
- Programme Areas
Crisis / acute, Mental health
- Programme Type
- Age Groups
Adult / pakeke
- Referral Types
DHB clinical services
Some mental health patients experiencing a crisis will have to stay at the hospital while they recover. These people stay in the Manaakitanga unit.
The unit is located at Grey Base Hospital alongside the Community Mental Health team. This co-location provides improved integration between inpatient and community mental health services.
Inpatient services include intensive, acute and sub-acute services.
All patients have a right to privacy. If you see someone you know at Manaakitanga, please don’t talk about them to anyone else.
Cultural and spiritual support
Patients’ values, identity and belief systems are an important part of their journey back to health.
Māori patients can speak to a Pukenga Tiaki cultural worker who will talk to them about their cultural needs and advise unit staff of any specific tikanga.
Interpreters are available for patients who speak different languages.
Patients can request clergy to visit them, and a service is held every Wednesday in the hospital chapel.
The Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Visiting hours are 2.00pm to 8.00pm, unless arranged ahead of time with nursing staff.
We encourage friends and whānau to visit patients because it helps them get better. Sometimes staff will ask you not to visit because the patient is resting, in treatment, or too unwell. Staff will let you know if this is the case, and will tell you when you can visit again. You may still be able to phone.
For the safety of all patients, visitors and staff, please think carefully about what you bring to the unit, or ask a nurse if you are unsure. Knives, medication, drugs and alcohol are all banned.
Visitors under 16 years old must have a responsible adult with them.
No fees apply
St John runs two rural shuttle services from Monday - Friday. St John do not charge a fee for this services, however they do accept donations to help cover costs.
Click here for more information on transport, parking, maps and directions.
Parking is FREE at Grey Base Hospital.
(03) 768 7805
(03) 769 7699
71 Water Walk Road
71 Water Walk Road
Te Nikau Grey Hospital
PO Box 387
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This page was last updated at 9:08AM on November 10, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by West Coast DHB - Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit.