ACUTE PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES
Adults with a range of emotional and psychiatric issues are admitted for a variety of interventions including pharmacological commencement and review, situational crisis recovery, and observation and monitoring in the event of psychiatric illness presentation.
Fullarton Private Hospital provides access to progressive and holistic treatment regimes, which combine medication, comprehensive group programs, individual counseling and psychotherapy to ensure the best outcome for each patient. Highly professional and compassionate practitioners that include psychiatric, psychological, nursing, allied health and medical staff, staff the hospital.
The hospital 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. Patients typically leave taking with them valuable experiences and skills necessary to facilitate a more adaptive and positive future.
At Fullarton Private Hospital, patients can be assured of
- comprehensive quality services
- thorough initial assessment
- multidisciplinary team approach
- a therapeutic program addressing specific diagnostic problem areas
- an environment that fosters self reliance and self-responsibility where clients are encouraged to be involved in all treatment discussions
For further details call (08) 8272 0233 and speak to Senior Nursing Staff. Private health insurance is recommended.
ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM (AYAP)
The Adolescent Young Adult (AYAP) program was introduced to help young people suffering from a range of psychiatric problems. Following referral to a psychiatrist and a comprehensive assessment of the young person and family a plan is developed which may involve a range of treatment options.
The multidisciplinary team includes; psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists and an occupational therapist/social worker.
This program has been designed to meet the needs of young people experiencing;
- Anxiety Disorders
- Reaction to Family Dysfunction
- Acute Psychosis and
- Substance abuse.
The AYAP program blends the principles of therapeutic groups with individual counselling in a primary care management model. The comprehensive program maintains continuity of care from admission through to discharge.
AYAP identifies coping strategies and promotes positive health to improve the young adult’s ability to manage stress and other difficulties as they arise.
Features of the program include
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Creative expression
- Study/life skills
The inpatient program offers:
- specialist nursing and therapy team
- comprehensive group program – which focuses on individual and group processes.
Day programs include
Young Adults – Day Program
For further details please call Senior Nursing Staff at Fullarton Private Hospital. Private Health Cover is recommended.
The program is structured to provide activities developed around physical, social and emotional dimensions of young peoples’ lives.
Diverse theoretical and practical perspective are utilised to offer a range of group activities that are tailored, through a comprehensive assessment to meet individual client needs.
The program includes:
- Mood disorders
- Discharge planning
- Decision making
- Problem solving
- Stress Management
- Goal setting
- Relaxation training’
- Self esteem building
- Communication skills
Day Patient services
A Day Patient Program for Young Adults is offered by Fullarton Private Hospital.
Day Patients join the Program of the current inpatient Young Adult population
The Day Program also offers 1:1 focus on counselling with the Primary Nurse and this action in collaboration with the patient’s psychiatrist support, enable the Young Adult to successfully integrate into their daily living functions/activities.
Community Services are available as part of an ongoing treatment program or as an alternative to hospitalisation. The service can assist in early discharge and reduce the need for re-hospitalisation.
Close liaison by the Community Team with the treating doctor can result in a quicker response if a patient’s mental state deteriorates, allowing for prompt intervention.
A Community Service is available to patients who the treating psychiatrist feels would benefit from the support. The Community Team provides regular follow up at home with the frequency of visits being on a needs basis. Phone counselling with a Community Team Member is also available within office hours, as well as extra intervention in time of crisis.
Patients who benefit from support post-discharge are those:
- With a chronic psychiatric illness;
- Who have had a long admission
- Who have had multiple admissions
- With self destructive behaviour
- Who require ongoing counselling for psychosocial issues
- Who require monitoring of medication compliance and/or administration of depot injections.
A referral from the treating psychiatrist is required for patients to receive Community Services.
Doctors may recommend that a patient be treated with Clozaril™, a drug treatment for controlling the symptoms of schizophrenia (for example, hallucinations, delusions, agitation, lack of motivation and deadening of feelings). Some people start to feel better within the first few weeks but others may take up to a year to show an improvement. The Clozaril Clinic is provided to monitor the patients response to the treatment, provide access to Clinical Investigations and provide ongoing support to the patient.