Inpatient Services - Mental Health


Ward 9C is an inpatient facility. Clients are those who have been assessed as requiring a period of further assessment, investigations and/or interventions where these cannot be safely provided in the community. 


Ward 9B is a locked unit providing a safe therapeutic environment for clients in an acute phase of a mental health disorder who are unable to be managed in a less restricted area, i.e. open ward. Through individual assessment, treatment, and stabilisation the client is able to be transitioned back to the community either directly or via the rehabilitation unit.


Ward 11 cares for people who require a further period of stabilisation beyond their stay in an admission ward.  Almost all admissions are via the acute wards.



Wakari Hospital, 369 Taieri Rd

  • Ward 9C - Ground floor behind the old Wakari Hospital chapel, east side of the main hospital block.
  • Wards 9B and 11

Contact Details

Ward 9C - 03 476 9930 - ext: 55930

Ward 9B - 03 476 9628

Ward 10a - 03 476 9558

Ward 11 - 03 476 9579 or 03 476 9742

24 hour Freephone Main Hospital Operator - 0800 44 33 66