Baringa

Staff

Beverley Williams Unit Manager 9076 6148 Email

Description of Service

Baringa is a 15 bed purpose built, acute in-patient facility at Caulfield Hospital, within the city of Glen Eira, and delivers a service to those living in the cities of Port Philip, Stonington and Glen Eira. It provides psychiatric assessment, management and treatment for people aged over 65 years old, during an acute phase of mental illness, which cannot be managed with support from community teams.  This may also include a range of behavioural issues associated with other disorders such as dementia. Baringa is a short-term facility and length of stay is variable depending on individual need.

Our multidisciplinary assessment incorporates the following services:

  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • 24 hour medical and nursing care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social work
  • Physiotherapy
  • Music therapy
  • Interpreters 
  • Dietician
  • Podiatry  
  • Education to patients and their carers/families

Admission to the unit can be arranged via the Aged Psychiatry team, intake worker.  Contact: 9076 6012 during business hours or 1300 363 746  after hours

General Information

Phone/Fax
9076 6395 / 9076 6396 or Fax: 9076 6389

Location
Aged Psychiatry Building,
Caulfield Hospital

Hours Of Service
24 Hour Service

Outpatient Information
Patients should be referred through the Aged Psychiatry Intake Worker: Phone 9076 6012, Facsimile 9076 6115.

For urgent and out of hours assessment or admission please contact the Psychiatric Triage Office Phone: 1300 363 746