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West Coast DHB - Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Programmes

Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

West Coast

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Description

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.

Privacy 

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.

Hours

The Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Visiting

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.

Charges

No fees apply

Public Transport

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

Parking is FREE at Grey Base Hospital.

Contact Details

71 Water Walk Road
Greymouth 7805

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Street Address

71 Water Walk Road
Greymouth 7805

Postal Address

Te Nikau Grey Hospital
PO Box 387
Greymouth 7840

This page was last updated at 1:07PM on April 22, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by West Coast DHB - Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit.