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Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services | Southern | Te Whatu Ora

Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions

Description

Formerly Southern DHB Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services

Inpatient Units at Wakari Hospital and Southland Hospital support clients in an acute phase of a mental health disorder and/or with associated intellectual disabilities. Southern DHB Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services are provided by Inpatient Units at Wakari Hospital and Southland Hospital.

Wakari Hospital provides acute inpatient care through Ward 9C and Ward 9B and provides further non-acute care through Ward 11. Inpatient care for individuals with dual-diagnosis mental health and intellectual disabilities is provided through Ward 10A.

Southland Hospital provides acute inpatient care through the Southland Mental Health Inpatient Unit.

Charges

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

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

The Adult Inpatient Services are staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week but non-emergency referrals are only recieved during office hours.

 Wakari Hospital, Dunedin   Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm 
 Southland Hospital, Invercargill  Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm 

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

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Ward 9B Intensive/Acute Mental Health Unit - Otago

Ward 9B is a locked unit providing a safe therapeutic environment for clients in an acute phase of a mental health disorder who are unable to be managed in a less restricted area, i.e. open ward. Through individual assessment, treatment, and stabilisation the client is able to be transitioned back to the community either directly or via the rehabilitation unit. Location: Wakari Hospital, 371 Taieri Road, Dunedin

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

Waitaki, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

All referrals to Ward 9B must come via the Southern DHB Emergency Psychiatric Service/Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service, Southern DHB Adult Community Mental Health Services, or another Mental Health Unit.

Description

Ward 9B is a locked unit providing a safe therapeutic environment for clients in an acute phase of a mental health disorder who are unable to be managed in a less restricted area, i.e. open ward. Through individual assessment, treatment, and stabilisation the client is able to be transitioned back to the community either directly or via the rehabilitation unit.

Location:

Wakari Hospital, 371 Taieri Road, Dunedin

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Ward 9C Acute Inpatient Unit - Otago

Ward 9C is an open, 16 bed inpatient facility providing mental health care for adults who have been assessed as requiring a period of further assessment, investigations and/or interventions where these cannot be safely provided in the community. Location: Wakari Hospital, 371 Taieri Road, Dunedin

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

Waitaki, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

All referrals to Ward 9C must come via the Southern DHB Emergency Psychiatric Service/Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service, Southern DHB Adult Community Mental Health Services, or another Mental Health Unit.

Description

Ward 9C is an open, 16 bed inpatient facility providing mental health care for adults who have been assessed as requiring a period of further assessment, investigations and/or interventions where these cannot be safely provided in the community.

Location:

Wakari Hospital, 371 Taieri Road, Dunedin

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Ward 11 Non-Acute Inpatient Unit - Otago

Ward 11 cares for people who require a further period of stabilisation or rehabilitation beyond their stay in an acute ward. From there, we assist people to transition back to the community with supports in place specific to that person's needs. Location: Wakari Hospital, 371 Taieri Road, Dunedin

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

Waitaki, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Ward 11 predominately accepts referrals from other wards within the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate however, in special negotiated circumstances, do accept direct admissions.

Description

Ward 11 cares for people who require a further period of stabilisation or rehabilitation beyond their stay in an acute ward. From there, we assist people to transition back to the community with supports in place specific to that person's needs.

Location:

Wakari Hospital, 371 Taieri Road, Dunedin

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Ward 10A Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Inpatient Unit - Otago

Ward 10A is a 12-bed, medium secure locked inpatient unit providing support and treatment to people with an intellectual disability and/or mental illness who are displaying challenging behaviour which cannot be safely managed in the community; require assessment under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care & Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (IDCCR) /Criminal Proceedings (Mentally Impaired Persons) Act 2003 (CPMIP); or have committed criminal offences which have been dealt with by the Courts under IDCCR legislation. Location: Ground Floor, Helensburgh House, Wakari Hospital, 369 Taieri Road, Dunedin

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

Waitaki, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

All referrals to Ward 10A must come via the Southern DHB Emergency Psychiatric Services or through the Court/Prison system.

Description

Ward 10A is a 12-bed, medium secure locked inpatient unit providing support and treatment to people with an intellectual disability and/or mental illness who are displaying challenging behaviour which cannot be safely managed in the community; require assessment under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care & Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (IDCCR)  /Criminal Proceedings (Mentally Impaired Persons) Act 2003 (CPMIP); or have committed criminal offences which have been dealt with by the Courts under IDCCR legislation.

Location:

Ground Floor, Helensburgh House, Wakari Hospital, 369 Taieri Road, Dunedin

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Helensburgh Cottage Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Inpatient Unit - Otago

Helensburgh Cottage is a safe and supportive environment for people who have an intellectual disability with associated challenging behaviour and/or mental health issues and have been directed to accept care, treatment and/or rehabilitation under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care & Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (IDCCR). Location: Helensburgh Cottage, Wakari Hospital, 369 Taieri Road, Dunedin

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

All of New Zealand

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Access to Helensburgh Cottage is exclusively through National Intellectual Disability Care Agency (NIDCA).

Description

Helensburgh Cottage is a safe and supportive environment for people who have an intellectual disability with associated challenging behaviour and/or mental health issues and have been directed to accept care, treatment and/or rehabilitation under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care & Rehabilitation) Act 2003 (IDCCR).

Location:

Helensburgh Cottage, Wakari Hospital, 369 Taieri Road, Dunedin

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Southland Inpatient Mental Health Unit

The Southland Inpatient Mental Health Unit consists of 16 beds providing inpatient care for people in Southland and the Wakatipu area. Patients are usually admitted on a voluntary basis but may also be admitted under the Mental Health Act. Location: Southland Hospital, Kew Road, Invercargill

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

Central Lakes, Southland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

All referrals to the Southland Inpatient Mental Health Unit must be through the Southern DHB Mental Health Emergency Services or Southern DHB Adult Community Mental Health Services.

Description

The Southland Inpatient Mental Health Unit consists of 16 beds providing inpatient care for people in Southland and the Wakatipu area. Patients are usually admitted on a voluntary basis but may also be admitted under the Mental Health Act.

Location:

Southland Hospital, Kew Road, Invercargill

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Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

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This page was last updated at 11:23AM on April 28, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services | Southern | Te Whatu Ora.