Inpatient Mental Health Services

The Mid North Coast Local Health District has three acute adult inpatient units and one rehabilitation unit. All options to treat the consumer in the least restricted environment are exhausted prior to consideration for inpatient treatment. Access to the inpatient units are 24 hours a day.

 

Services available at these locations

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour Acute Mental Health Unit (CHAMHU)

The CHAMHU is a gazetted 30 bed Acute Mental Health in-patient unit with 6 High Dependency Unit beds (HDU) and 24 Low Dependency Unit beds (LDU).

The catchment area for the unit is primarily between Eungai Rail south of Coffs Harbour and Red Rock to the north. Within the Coffs Harbour catchment there are 3 Local Government Areas (LGA’s) – Nambucca LGA covering Macksville and Nambucca Heads; Bellingen LGA covering Bellingen and Dorrigo; Coffs Harbour LGA covering Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga.

Coffs Harbour Health Campus,
342 Pacific Hwy
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

Phone 02 66567974

North Coast Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (Coffs Harbour)

The North Coast Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit is a gazetted 20 bed inpatient mental health rehabilitation unit and accepts both voluntary and detained patients. The expected length of stay is three to six months.

The Unit provides a tertiary service, clients referred from mental health services of the Mid North Coast and Northern NSW LHDs. Referrals are assessed against eligibility criteria with face to face or video-conference meeting.

The focus of admission is on functional gain with mental health recovery which aims to help the client achieve their potential despite their illness.

Services includes – multidisciplinary care by nursing, psychiatry, medicine, clinical psychology, social work & occupational therapy. Assessment based on all standard mental health assessment tools, plus use of Mental Health Recovery Star as an assessment of ‘stage of change’ with regard to recovery journey. Care plan and interventions tailored to suit stage of change of client.

Coffs Harbour Health Campus,
342 Pacific Hwy
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

Phone 02 66565600

 

 

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Port Macquarie Inpatient unit (Ward 1A) is a 12 bed mental health in-patient unit with 10 low dependency beds and 2 observation, low stimulus beds. The catchment area for the inpatient unit extends from Johns River in the south to Macksville in the north.

Port Macquarie Base Hospital
Wrights Road,
Port Macquarie, 2444

Phone 02 55242331

Note: The Port Macquarie and Kempsey hospital inpatient mental health units operate as a single service for the Hastings Macleay Clinical Network. In view of the situation that Port Macquarie has gazetted beds and Kempsey does not, consumers are admitted and transferred between the two units based on patient needs and severity.

Kempsey

Kempsey Mental Health Inpatient Unit is a ten (10) bed voluntary unit. The Unit operates as an integrated service with the Port Macquarie Mental Health Inpatient Unit and involuntary patients are admitted to the Port Macquarie in-patient unit or the Coffs Harbour unit.

Kempsey District Hospital,
119 River Street,
KEMPSEY, 2440

Phone 02 65620256

Note: The Port Macquarie and Kempsey hospital inpatient mental health units operate as a single service for the Hastings Macleay Clinical Network. In view of the situation that Port Macquarie has gazetted beds and Kempsey does not, consumers are admitted and transferred between the two units based on patient needs and severity