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Starship Paediatric Child & Family Unit

Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions, Paediatrics

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

The Child and Family Unit (CFU) is a supra-regional acute psychiatric child and adolescent mental health inpatient unit hosted by Auckland District Health Board. It is located on level one of Starship Children's Hospital.

CFU admits young people aged from 13 - 18 with significant mental health concerns or suspected mental illness from the upper region of the North Island (north of and including Taranaki through to Cape Reinga). It is also the inpatient facility for children under 13 years for the North Island.

Within the same facility the Child and Family Unit also houses a specialist three-bedded Mother and Baby Unit which provides inpatient care to people living in Waitemata, Auckland, Counties Manukau and Northland.

Staff

CFU has a multidisciplinary team approach to supporting all young people. There are a range of registered and unregistered health practitioners such as nurses, support workers, cultural advisors, social workers, occupational therapists, specialist child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatry registrars and medical staff who will support the care provided. Northern Health Schools also provide a school within the service and teachers are available Monday to Friday to support young people to remain engaged in education. 

Referral Expectations

Referrals to the Child and Adolescent inpatient unit are accepted from the specialist CAMHS teams in the region, or private child and adolescent psychiatrists.

In crisis, some young people are seen in Emergency Departments. All after hour admissions are processed through the on call child and adolescent psychiatrist covering CFU.

Referrals for the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) are from the two metro Auckland Maternal Mental Health teams. These teams work Monday to Friday business hours only. There are no after hours or crisis admissions accepted into the MBU.

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The service has reception staff available on the hours above.

However we accept referral calls 24/7 and visiting hours are flexible. Just talk to the nurse of the day to discuss. 

Programmes

Acute Inpatient Unit for Young People

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health

Programme Type

Acute services

Regions

Wellington, North Auckland, East Auckland, Northland, Central Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, MidCentral, West Auckland, Wairarapa, South Auckland, Hutt

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals to the Child and Adolescent inpatient unit are accepted from the specialist CAMHS teams in the region, or private child and adolescent psychiatrists.

In crisis, some young people are…

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Description

The Child and Family Unit operates utilising a bio-psycho-social model and a strengths approach to support young people and their whānau during an acute period of illness.

There are two…

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Mother and Baby Unit

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions

Programme Type

Acute services, Maternal mental health – clinical teams

Regions

North Auckland, East Auckland, Northland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals for the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) are from the two metro Auckland Maternal Mental Health teams. These teams work Monday to Friday business hours only. There are no…

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Description

The Child and Family Unit also manages the Mother and Baby Unit. Staff are integrated into the overall model of care and have specialised skills in supporting mothers and babies.…

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Visiting Hours

Flexible visiting hours - just talk to one of the nursing team.

Accommodation

For families of young people living outside of the Auckland region, there is Ronald McDonald House accommodation onsite.

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

2 Park Road
Grafton
Auckland 1023

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Street Address

2 Park Road
Grafton
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

Starship Childrens Hospital
2 Park Road
Grafton
Private Bag 92024
Auckland 1142

This page was last updated at 11:54AM on April 14, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Starship Paediatric Child & Family Unit.