Kerferd Inpatient Unit, Wangaratta provides 24 hour inpatient specialist assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute mental illness for people aged 18 years and over. NEBMHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service has service links to the Unit, as required while waiting for a vacancy to transfer to a specialist CAMHS inpatient Unit.
This purpose built unit contains 20 beds, including provision for high level supervision, and is able to accept voluntary and formal admissions. Accommodation is in single rooms with ensuite and shared facilities including lounge and dining rooms along with laundry facilities.
Treatment is organised by your consulting psychiatrist and care is provided according to the Mental Health Act (Vic). The unit is staffed by a unit manager, registered and enrolled nurses and supported by occupational therapists, social work, Consumer Consultant, and Carer Consultant (support for families).
Staff at the unit work in collaboration with your case manager from the community mental health service.
Referral for admission:- is via the Wangaratta or Wodonga Adult Mental Health Services, the Emergency Departments in either Wodonga or Wangaratta Hospitals or via your General Practitioner.
Upon discharge from Kerferd Inpatient Unit, information will be given to you regarding your medications, etc. You will also be given an appointment to see a clinician from your nearest (either Wangaratta, Wodonga or Albury) Community Mental Health Service for further followup.
For further information contact:
Nursing Unit Manager
Kerferd Inpatient Unit
Corner Docker & Dixon Streets, Wangaratta, Vic, 3677.
Phone: (03) 5722 5430
Visiting hours: open to visitors.
Remember that children are welcome to visit and there is a special garden for young visitors to play.