Mental Health Service for Older Peopleback to Mental & Addictions Service
This service is intended for patients over the age of 65 years. Most referrals will be initially assessed in their place of residence by a community mental health nurse, consultant or registrar. The team also includes social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapists.
Inpatient13 bed unit, located in Ward 30 at The Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre, Waikato Hospital.
OutpatientLocated at South City Health, 91 Kahikatea Drive, Hamilton, Phone: (07) 839 8603, Fax: (07) 839 8737
Crisis ServiceThe Service aims to provide an urgent response to all patients over 65 years between Monday – Friday 8am–4pm.
This service is often provided in conjunction with the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team.
Out of hours the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team may be contacted on: 0800 50 50 50.
Patients with acute confusional states (delirium) should be referred to General Medicine or OP&R.
ReferralsReferrals are accepted from all sources. However, we prefer the involvement of the General Practitioner using the guidelines for referrals as outlined in the Adult Mental Health Service referral
All referrals are assessed on the content of information supplied and treated accordingly.
Contact informationClinical Nurse Manager: Fran Marsh
Clinical Director: Dr Colin Patrick
Mental Health Service for Older People
Ground floor, Hockin Building, Waikato Hospital
P.O. Box 934
Ph: (07) 839 8603
Fax: (07) 839 8737