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Tumanako Mental Health Unit Inpatient Hospital

Tumanako is a 29 bed inpatient unit for people experiencing an acute phrase of their psychiatric illness, or who are in need of a period of close observation and/or intensive investigation and/or intervention, where this is unable to be safely provided within the client's home or less acute treatment facility.

Tumanako Mental Health Inpatient Unit is based on the Whangarei Hospital campus.

He Manu Pae

He Manu Pae is a six bed subacute unit for people over the age of 18 years and is based in a community setting.

He Manu Pae has a recovery focus with all clients supported to be part of their individual care plan. He Manu Pae has a small team of a nurse, auxillary workers and an occupational and social worker assisting clients in their recovery journey.

Our Mental Health and Addiction Services work in partnership with service users and their family/whanau to support their recovery. Integrated with the Northland DHB Community Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drug services.


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

Referral Expectations

Entry and admission can be initiated through one of Mental Health Services three crisis teams, or local Community Mental Health & Addiction Teams or as a 'Transfer of Care' from another inpatient unit or General Hospital.

Contact Details

Whangarei Hospital


Ph (09) 430 4101 then:
Ward - ext 8278
Unit Manager - ext 8295

Fax (09) 470 2714

Whangarei Hospital
Maunu Road

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Street Address

Whangarei Hospital
Maunu Road

Postal Address

Whangarei Hospital
Private Bag 9742
Whangarei 0148

This page was last updated at 2:42PM on December 13, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Mental Health - Inpatient Services.