North East & Border Mental Health Services have two Inpatient Mental Health Services; Kerferd Unit in Wangaratta and Nolan House in Albury. These inpatient mental health services are available for people aged 18 and over requiring a hospital stay due to experiencing acute mental health distress.
Inpatient treatment is provided when a person requires specialist treatment and nursing care when community management is not an option. Inpatient care is short term and on-going treatment and support after discharge is provided in the community with the support of mental health clinicians and family.
The inpatient mental health team is multidisciplinary and includes nursing, occupational therapy, social work, a consultant psychiatrist, consumer consultant and carer consultant.
Staff work in close collaboration with community case managers, support networks and other health care providers to maintain links with people’s community based supports. Special emphasis is placed on ensuring that with consent of the person, their families and carers are involved in the person’s recovery process.
Referral for admission is via Community Mental Health Services in either Wodonga, Wangaratta or Albury but General Practitioners and other health service providers may contact the Inpatient Unit on your behalf if it is felt an Inpatient admission may be required.
If you know of someone or you yourself believe that you require inpatient care, please contact your local community mental health service, Wodonga, Wangaratta or Albury office or call the 24 hour crisis numbers listed.
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