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Southern DHB Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services

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Ward 9C Acute Inpatient Unit - Otago

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki

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.


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.


Wakari Hospital, 371 Taieri Road, Dunedin

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