Services for the Elderly
The Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP) is made up of personnel from several disciplines and includes psychogeriatricians, psychologists, mental health nurses, an occupational therapist, a social worker and a team leader. A part-time social worker and support worker offer cultural support.
The MHSOP team provides assessment, treatment, care and support to people in Taranaki who are over the age of 65 and experience significant mental health problems including dementia. People under the age of 65 who experience "age related" mental health problems are also supported by the team.
People are usually seen in their own homes but can attend an outpatient clinic in Base or Hawera Hospitals if this is more convenient.
Phone 06 753-6139 ext 8575
MHSOP is located between the Te Puna Waiora, Acute Inpatient Unit, and the Mental Health Outpatients Department. It can be accessed via the receptionist at either the entrance to the Inpatient Unit or the Outpatients Department.
Last updated: Thursday, August 1, 2013