Dementia unit (Kahurangi)
Division: Older Person's Health Service

Kahurangi Dementia Unit is at Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth. It cares for up to 22 full-time patients.

Services and facilities

  • Modern, home-like facilities
  • 24/7 dementia care
  • Short-term and long-term care
  • Dementia assessment
  • Promoting independence
  • Education and support
  • Whānau (family) support
  • Help for patients in the community

Normal visiting hours are between 10am and 7pm. If you want to visit outside these hours, please come via the main hospital reception.
Please check with the nurse in charge before taking a patient for a drive or walk.

If you think Kahurangi might be right for you or a family member, please talk to your usual doctor or nurse. They can organise an assessment if necessary.
We assess new patients for physical health, living skills and social skills. This assessment may take four to six weeks, and we will keep whānau informed during the process.

There is a fee for long stay dementia care patients. The patient may be eligible for a subsidy to cover these costs.
Please talk to your doctor or nurse, or the Kahurangi team to learn more.

Page last updated: 6 May 2019

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