The Tupuna mental health unit at Christchurch's Hillmorton Hospital is due to close amid ongoing staff shortages, with the building to be "refreshed" and ready to accommodate new patients from next August.
It follows an "extensive consultation process" with feedback from 47 submitters, Te Whatu Ora's Canterbury general manager specialist mental health service, Dr Greg Hamilton, said today in a statement.
The inpatient extended care unit currently provides 24-hour care and support for people with mental health issues who require longer term inpatient stays.
"Staff and the nine tāngata whaiora (people seeking wellness) currently receiving care and support at Tupuna have been informed of this decision," Hamilton said.
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