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3DHB Te Korowai Whāriki - Regional Rehabilitation and Extended Care Inpatient Service

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Tāwhirimātea - Inpatient Unit

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type



Wellington, Nelson Marlborough, Tairāwhiti, Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, MidCentral, Wairarapa, Hutt

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

We receive referrals from forensic inpatient units in the central region of New Zealand and from the following DHBs’ mental health services: Wairarapa, Hutt Valley, Capital & Coast, Hawke’s Bay, Midcentral, Nelson Malborough and Tairāwhiti.


Tāwhirimātea is a specialised inpatient unit that focuses on recovery and extended rehabilitation for up to 29 people who need a higher level of support within a closed environment.

Each person admitted to an inpatient unit has a key worker (usually a nurse) and an associate key worker assigned to them. The key worker is responsible for coordinating the person’s care with the care team. They are usually also assessed by the medical staff on the day of admission, and later, as the need is identified, by other members of the multidisciplinary team.

Usually, at least 2 meetings are held with the family of people admitted to the inpatient unit; the first within the first fortnight for a progress report and the final meeting to clarify discharge planning.


Contact Details

  • Tāwhirimātea

    (04) 918 2515

  • Tāne Mahuta

    (04) 918 7425

Upper Main Drive
Porirua 5022

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Upper Main Drive
Porirua 5022

This page was last updated at 9:27PM on December 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB Te Korowai Whāriki - Regional Rehabilitation and Extended Care Inpatient Service.