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West Coast DHB - Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Psychiatrist, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapist and Mental Health Assistants

How do I access this service?



No fees apply.

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The Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week.


Visiting hours are 2.00pm to 8.00pm, unless arranged ahead of time with nursing staff.

We encourage friends and whānau to visit patients because it helps them get better. Sometimes staff will ask you not to visit because the patient is resting, in treatment, or too unwell. Staff will let you know if this is the case, and will tell you when you can visit again. You may still be able to phone.

For the safety of all patients, visitors and staff, please think carefully about what you bring to the unit, or ask a nurse if you are unsure. Knives, medication, drugs and alcohol are all banned.

Visitors under 16 years old must have a responsible adult with them.


Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services


West Coast

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services


Some mental health service users/tangata whai ora experiencing a crisis will have to stay at the hospital while they recover. These people stay in the Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit [IPU].

The IPU is located at Grey Base Hospital alongside the Community Mental Health team. This co-location provides improved integration between inpatient and community mental health services.

Inpatient services include intensive, acute and sub-acute services.


All service users/tangata whai ora have a right to privacy. If you see someone you know at Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit, please don’t talk about them to anyone else.

Cultural and spiritual support

Service users/tangata whai ora values, identity and belief systems are an important part of their journey back to health.

Māori tangata whai ora can speak to a Pukenga Tiaki cultural worker who will talk to them about their cultural needs and advise unit staff of any specific tikanga.

Interpreters are available for patients who speak different languages.

Service users/tangata whai ora can request clergy to visit them, and a service is held every Wednesday in the hospital chapel.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair Access


Public Transport

St John runs two rural shuttle services from Monday - Friday. St John do not charge a fee for this services, however they do accept donations to help cover costs.

Click here for more information on transport, parking, maps and directions.


Parking is FREE at Grey Base Hospital.

Contact Details

71 Water Walk Road
West Coast 7805

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Street Address

71 Water Walk Road
West Coast 7805

Postal Address

Te Nikau Grey Hospital
PO Box 387
Greymouth 7840

This page was last updated at 3:57PM on October 4, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by West Coast DHB - Manaakitanga Inpatient Unit.