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3DHB - Mental Health Service Older Persons (MHSOP)

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Programmes

Mental Health Service Older Persons (MHSOP) Community Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services

Regions

Wellington, Hutt

Age Groups

Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for an initial assessment in the community are usually facilitated by a person’s GP through either the Care Coordination Centre (the Needs Assessment and Service Coordination agency run by Capital & Coast DHB by the Nurse Maude organisation) or Te Haika - 0800 745 477, our 24/7 mental health and addictions contact centre.

Description

The Mental Health Service Older Persons (MHSOP) is predominantly a community based service.

The MHSOP provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to:

  • Older people with recent onset psychiatric illness 
  • People with complex behavioural and psychological difficulties associated with dementia where a short-stay in an acute hospital environment is required for assessment of ongoing needs.

It is important that the person’s physical health has been considered and that delirium or other medical illnesses have been managed or excluded.

There are some people referred with complex physical and mental health needs where co management across more than one specialty service may be needed.  The psychogeriatric service works in close collaboration with other service providers  to identify the best ways of achieving this.

The Mental Health Service Older Persons (MHSOP) is located at Te Whare Ra Uta on the Kenepuru Community Hospital campus.

Contact Details

  • Community Team

    (04) 978 2841

  • Inpatient Unit

    (04) 978 2863

Te Whare Ra Uta
Kenepuru Hospital
16 Hospital Drive
Porirua 5022

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Street Address

Te Whare Ra Uta
Kenepuru Hospital
16 Hospital Drive
Porirua 5022

Postal Address

Kenepuru Community Hospital
PO Box 50215
Porirua 5240

This page was last updated at 12:16PM on July 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB - Mental Health Service Older Persons (MHSOP).