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Southern DHB Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services

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Ward 10A Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health and Intellectual Disability 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, Corrections

Referral Process

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


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.


Ground Floor, Helensburgh House, Wakari Hospital, 369 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.