Adult Inpatient Mental Health Service
Our Adult Inpatient Service cares for people who require inpatient care for treatment of mental health issues over the age of 18 years.
We care for consumers who require more support during their initial stay in the High Dependency Unit located on wards, I Floor, H Floor and G Floor. We offer specialist care for consumers older than 65 years of age and also those who have an eating disorder. Our services include:
- planning your care, treatment and recovery
- support and assisting in achieving daily goals and recognising strengths
- Ongoing treatment after you leave hospital
- Support and assistance for you and your support person.
A Treatment Team in hospital may include a psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, a pharmacist, occupational therapists, psychologists, dietitians and Consumer and Carer Services. We encourage a support person to meet the treatment team and to be a part of the treatment and recovery planning. If a consumer has requested their support person not be involved, this can be discussed with the nurse or doctor. The GP and/or private psychiatrist will be kept in contact to ensure that everyone involved with the consumer’s care understands the plan for treatment and ongoing care.
How to access this service
Admission to the inpatient service is arranged following an assessment by a mental health clinician and doctor. This can be at the RBWH Emergency Department or from our Acute Care or Community Service.
What to bring
- Your Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Recovery goals and plan
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription and herbal medicine
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
Frequently asked questions
The average time that people spend in hospital is about 8 days but some people stay will stay less and others longer. Ask your doctor when you can expect to be discharged.
Smoking is not permitted in or within 5 metres of any Qld Health hospital. While you are in hospital you have free nicotine replacement therapy available to you. People are not permitted to have cigarettes in the inpatient ward, if you bring cigarettes to the hospital they will be stored and returned to you on discharge if you ask for them.
During the early part of your stay you may be asked to stay on the ward, please discuss time off the ward with your doctor.
Yes, children are welcome to visit the ward. Prior to the visit please discuss with your nurse so that a quiet room can be arranged for the visit.