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Northland DHB Mental Health - Inpatient Services

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 CONSUMER INFORMATION

 

Crisis Service

Weekends and after hours:
contact 0800 223 371


Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm:
contact local General Adult Community Mental Health and Addiction Team as per Adult Community Mental Health Service

People who are experiencing a mental health crisis and are considered a danger to themselves or others.

0800 Mental Health Line

0800 mental health line


0800 223 371
People who believe they require assistance from Mental Health and Addiction Service after normal working hours.

Whangarei Mental Health Unit Inpatient Service

Whangarei Hospital Campus, Hospital Road, Whangarei.


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

Fax (09) 470 2714
For people in the acute stage of 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 a community setting or less acute inpatient service.


Entry & admission can only be initiated through the Crisis Team or local Community Mental Health & Addiction Teams.

Tumanako - a 25 bed unit inpatient facility and He Manu Pae, a 6 bed sub acute unit provide acute inpatient services for the Northland DHB Mental Health & Addiction Services.

Mental Health Unit staff function as a multidisciplinary team including mental health nurses, mental health doctors (psychiatrists), social workers, occupational therapists and psychologists.

What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological (to do with the mind) disorder that is associated with distress or disability. It is not just the way someone responds to a particular event nor is it limited to the way a person interacts with society.

 A mental illness can continuously or intermittently (occasionally) affect our capacity for speech, language, mood, affect, thoughts, perceptions, insight, judgement, cognition (understanding) and volition (ability to make choices). It can limit our ability to function as society would normally expect of us and can put us and others at risk.

 Mental illness is therefore, a broad term that covers problems ranging from minor to severe disorders.

Hours

The Inpatient Unit is a 24-hour service.

Referral Expectations

Referrals must be made by other mental health services, such as the Crisis Team or local Community Mental Health & Addiction Team.

Common Conditions

  • Alcohol Related Problems

    Alcohol Related Problems Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ. More

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia Nervosa Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ. More

  • Anxiety Disorders

    We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ.… More

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders

    Autistic Spectrum Disorders Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ. More

  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

    This is a mood disorder in which one or more manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

    Borderline Personality Disorder (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Brief Psychotic Disorder

    Brief Psychotic Disorder Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Bulimia Nervosa

    Bulimia Nervosa Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Cannabis Problems

    Cannabis Problems Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Dementia

    Dementia Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience, but are generally milder, short lived or occur in response to sad or stressful events in our lives.… More

  • Obsessional-Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessional-Compulsive Disorder Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks

    Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Personality Disorders

    Personality Disorders Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Phobias

    Phobias Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

  • Postnatal Depression

    Postnatal Depression, Getting the Support you Need (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ… More

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population, that is one in every hundred people.… More

  • Solvent and Inhalant Problems

    Solvent and Inhalant Problems Online Resource (English language): Mental Health Foundation of NZ More

Contact Details

Whangarei Hospital

Northland

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

Fax (09) 470 2714

Tumanako
Whangarei Hospital
Maunu Road
Whangarei

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Tumanako
Whangarei Hospital
Maunu Road
Whangarei

Postal Address

Whangarei Hospital
Private Bag 9742
Whangarei 0148

This page was last updated at 2:47PM on November 17, 2016. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Mental Health - Inpatient Services.