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Southern DHB Older Persons Mental Health Services

Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions


Ward 6C Older Persons Inpatient Unit - Otago

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki

Age Groups

Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be received from your GP and other health professionals. To aide in treatment we require a recent comprehensive physical examination, including all recent laboratory results from your General Practitioner.


Inpatient Services for Older People are provided at Dunedin Hospital's Ward 6C. Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with mental health needs.

We aim to offer a safe, supervised environment to assess your needs and provide any treatment you may require during your admission. We do not provide long-term care as you will be going home or to another facility in the community when you are discharged. Length of stay is variable and depends on the individual patient’s needs.


6th Floor, Dunedin Hospital, 201 Great King Street

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This page was last updated at 11:28AM on April 28, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Older Persons Mental Health Services.