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Whanganui DHB - Mental Health Care of the Older Person Team

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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Programmes

Mental Health Care of the Older Person

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Whanganui

Age Groups

Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals are made through the triage nurse at Community Mental Health. Phone (06) 348 1207.

100 Heads Road, Private Bag 3003, Whanganui 4540.

Description

Specialist team (psychiatrist, registered nurses, service coordinator) that assess and treat people over the age of 65 years with mental health problems.

Hours

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For crisis assistance outside these hours, please call the MHAHT team on 0800 653 358.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Fees

There are no costs for services for citizens or residents of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Staff

All WDHB Mental Health and Addiction Services have a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of health professionals who work together with the service user and their family to ensure they receive integrated care to help with their recovery and discharge.

The WDHB has kaumātua and kuia available to provide cultural support to patients/service users/tangata whaiora and their whānau, if required.

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Contact Details

Whanganui Hospital

Whanganui

Phone (06) 348 1234 General or Patient Enquiries

Outpatient Appointments: ph (06) 348 1267

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (06) 348 1234

100 Heads Road
Gonville
Whanganui
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

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Street Address

100 Heads Road
Gonville
Whanganui
Manawatu-Wanganui 4501

Postal Address

Private Bag 3003
Whanganui 4541

This page was last updated at 3:38PM on October 24, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Whanganui DHB - Mental Health Care of the Older Person Team.