Adult Inpatient Services
There are 67 dedicated inpatient beds at Albert Road Clinic to comfortably accommodate adult patients requiring acute psychiatric intervention including those with addictions.
Adults with a range of emotional and psychiatric issues are admitted to an inpatient unit for a variety of interventions including pharmacological commencement and review, situational crisis recovery, and observation and monitoring.
Adult Inpatient Services are offered in both Ellard Unit (38 beds) and Pathway Unit (14 beds). The Ramsay Unit (15 beds) specialises in the assessment, care and treatment of older adult patients (65 years and over). Each Unit provides programs focused on symptom management for people with a range of psychiatric conditions such as mood disturbance, anxiety disorders and psychosis.
Treatments are aimed at stabilisation and recovery of acute psychiatric presentations and interventions. These include progressive and holistic treatment regimes combining medication, comprehensive group programs, individual counselling and psychotherapy, to ensure the best outcome for each patient. The environment is one of support and guidance, with a level of independence encouraged on the part of patients appropriate to their level of need and state of health.
The Units are staffed by a multidisciplinary team of highly professional and compassionate practitioners which include psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and general practitioners.
On arrival patients can expect a comprehensive quality service through:
- A thorough initial assessment and care planning
- An holistic approach to care – addressing physical, emotional, social and biological needs
- A therapeutic program specific to diagnostic problem, incorporating:
Skills based training, such as:
Activity groups, such as:
Creative groups, such as:
- Communication skills
- Anxiety management
- Managing difficult emotions
- An environment that fosters self-reliance and self-responsibility where patients are encouraged to be involved in all treatment discussions.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Patients requiring closer supervision are cared for in an additional dedicated 3-bed Unit.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service
Albert Road Clinic provides a leading ECT clinical, training and research service. The aim is to provide an individualised high quality service incorporating both long established and new techniques to optimise outcomes and minimise adverse effects.
For all enquiries about accessing services at Albert Road Clinic please call 03 9256 8322.
Making a Referral
Healthcare professionals should direct all referral and admission enquiries to our EasyAccess Service via telephone 1300 251 243 from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
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