Akeso Alberton

Situated in Alberton, Gauteng, Akeso Alberton offers specialist inpatient and outpatient treatment for a range of psychiatric illnesses including anxiety and depression, substance abuse and addiction, ageing disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. We provide individual, integrated and family-oriented treatment through our general psychiatry, dual diagnosis/addiction, and adolescent units.

Our hospital was established in 2011, and we aim to provide a safe and comfortable environment where patients can recover and regain their sense of security and self, under the expert care of specialists in both physical and mental health.
At Akeso Alberton, we treat both patients and their loved ones with dignity and respect, delivering clinical excellence in our world-class facility, with the ultimate aim of helping patients and their loved ones not only recover, but also understand their illness, and thereby learn to manage their own psychological health.

Our hospital is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and healthcare professionals including psychiatrists, medical doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, pharmacists and registered nurses, all of whom are dedicated to providing exceptional care to each patient, to ensure the best possible outcome for them and their loved ones.

Address & contact details

15 Clinton Road

New Redruth

Alberton

1449



GPS:
-26.26557,28.120712

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Tel:
087 098 0456

Hospital management

Hospital manager

Gathlyn Watkins

gathlyn.w@akeso.co.za

Nursing manager

Eva Molamu

Financial manager

Laurinda Xavier

COPE manager

Janine Deiner

General information

We take pride in the services we offer and are committed to being active partners in your treatment. However, we need you to be just as active in this partnership. Treatment involves a willingness to talk about the issues in your life with honesty; striving to develop new methods of coping, and it certainly takes courage, motivation and great determination.

Upon admission to the hospital, there are naturally a number of initial assessments that will be done. You may have an initial assessment, followed by a meeting with the nursing staff who will require some details from you in order to formulate a nursing care plan. A psychiatrist or medical doctor will interview you to assess your current clinical needs. Blood samples may also be required for routine tests and screenings. A consultant from our therapy services team will assess you and determine which therapy programme you should undertake during your treatment at the hospital.

Your therapy programme during your stay at the hospital forms the fundamental base of your overall treatment. You will be assessed as soon as practically suitable and appropriate after your admission. An initial programme will be discussed and agreed with you. It may change during the course of your treatment, depending on your progress and needs.

  • Comfortable and casual clothing. Bring everyday wear that is appropriate for groups, relaxation and light exercise activities.
  • Nightclothes, slippers and dressing gown, for sleeping only
  • Padlock.  You can purchase a padlock at the reception for R30 but we advise that you bring your own.
  • Medication.  Please bring all medication you are taking and hand it in to the nursing staff. You may NOT keep medication with you.
  • ID book or drivers licence
  • Medical aid card
  • Main medical aid member’s ID book
  • Toiletries. please bring personal toiletries but take note that any sharp objects for example nail clippers, razors, scissors, and electrical appliances such as hairdryers or straighteners, will be locked away at the nurses’ station when not needed and must be returned immediately after use
  • Towels. We do not supply towels, only linen.
  • Pen and notebook
  • Cigarettes. In keeping with the new laws, we do not sell cigarettes on the premises, so please bring your own if you are a smoker.
  • Money. We advise that you bring about R350 to run a tab at the coffee shop should you wish to use this facility.
  • Valuables. For security reasons, we advise that you do not bring anything of value such as jewellery, electronic equipment, or large sums of money. Akeso Alberton cannot be held liable for items which have been mislaid or stolen.
  • No alcohol or illicit drugs. Due to the nature of the facility and the programmes we run, please do not attempt to bring any of these items onto the property. Akeso Alberton reserves the right to immediately discharge you if you do not adhere to this policy.
  • Weapons. In accordance with the Act on firearms, we do not allow any firearms, ammunition and/or any other weapons, including but not limited to teargas, pepper spray, knives, etc. to be brought onto our property at any time. Also note that we do not accept responsibility for such items.  Rather hand in firearms at your closest police station

General psychiatry unit

General patients do not have many restrictions in terms of visiting or phone calls. Visitors are allowed from the first day of admission but contact is only allowed during visiting and phone hours. A patients may receive a maximum of four visitors at a time.
Phone hours: No restrictions on phones other than to switch them off during group times.

Visiting hours: Mondays to Fridays 18:00 to 20:00
Weekends and public holidays: 14:00 to 17:00 and 18:00 to 20:00

Dual diagnosis unit

To aid in our patients’ recovery and protect their privacy, we only allow visitors whom the patient and therapist deem to be therapeutically beneficial.
Visitors who are allowed to visit patients will be contacted by the reception staff. Only people whose names are on the list for the visiting day will be allowed to visit patients. Please do not arrive to visit if your name is not on the list as you will be turned away.
Patients are may keep their cell phones with them, however they are then  responsible for looking after their cell phone as Akeso Alberton does not accept responsibility for lost cell phones.

Phone hours: Mondays to Fridays 18:00 to 20:00
Weekends & public holidays: 14:00 to 17:00 and 18:00 to 20:00

Young adults programme

The patient’s therapist will decide which visitors will be allowed to the patient.
A visitors list is drawn up for each visiting day, and the reception staff will contact visitors whose names are on the list for the specific day. Please do not arrive to visit if your name is not on the list, as you will be turned away.

Phone hours: Mondays to Fridays 18:00 to 20:00
Weekends and public holidays: 14:00 to 17:00 and 18:00 to 20:00

Programmes

Adolescent unit

The adolescent unit caters to adolescents from 13 to 18 years old. It focuses on treating the individual patient in the context of their various environments, including family, school, friends and community. The unit is staffed by professionals with training in child and adolescent development and psychiatry.

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Dual diagnosis unit (addiction)

Dual diagnosis is a specialist category requiring very targeted interventions focused on managing addictive behaviours and their root causes. The programme is based on an integrated bio-psycho-social treatment model which aims to build skills for sustained behavioural change.

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General psychiatry unit

Adult patients suffering from symptoms of major depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar mood disorder, mild psychosis, trauma and personality disorders are admitted to the general psychiatry unit. The unit is run by a multi-disciplinary professional team offering care that encompasses a bio-psycho-social approach.

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Outpatient care

All Akeso psychiatric hospitals offer therapeutic services on an outpatient basis, including general patient support groups and after-care groups.

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TAG – The Akeso Graduates Group

The Akeso outpatient support programme is called TAG - The Akeso Graduates Group. It is not only open to patients discharged from Akeso, but also to their families and members of the community who wish to participate.

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Media releases

Warning signs of childhood violence and what can be done to reduce the risks

‘Don’t turn a blind eye, help is available’, psychiatrist advises parents

11/07/2019 12:26 PM

Addiction and mental health “strongly interrelated”

Patient outcomes tend to improve when treated in tandem

02/07/2019 01:04 PM

Critical need to address healthcare challenges facing senior citizens

Dementia projected to increase substantially in next decades

05/06/2019 12:41 PM