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Southern DHB Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services

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    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.

    Programme

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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