Akeso Milnerton

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

Akeso Milnerton also offers a specialist service for treating adolescents with eating disorders.

At our centrally located hospital, we aim to provide treatment in 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.

We treat both patients and their loved ones with dignity and respect, delivering clinical excellence in world-class facilities with the ultimate aim of helping patients and their loved ones not only to recover, but also to 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

Milpark Centre

Cnr Keurboom & Jasmine Streets

Milnerton

Cape Town

7441



GPS:
-33.86927,18.505301

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Tel:
087 098 0450

Hospital management

Hospital manager

Moira Goch

moira.g@akeso.co.za

Nursing manager

Julia Tyeku

Financial manager

Natalie Starita

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 that you will attend during your stay at the hospital forms a 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 Milnerton 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 Milnerton 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

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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Adolescent eating disorder unit

This unit offers inpatient treatment for a variety of eating disorders and is focused on developing self-esteem and a healthy body image in adolescent patients. A variety of compassion-based behavioural approaches are used.

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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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Electro convulsive therapy (ECT)

ECT is administered under anaesthetic, and involves a series of electrical impulses being transmitted through the brain in order to stimulate the neurons to normalise mood and functioning. It is used, often as a last resort, when a severe psychiatric disorder has proven resistant to all other types of treatment.

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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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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

Helping your teen to have a positive body image

A happy home environment can help your child to develop an internal sense of control and a positive sense of self that will equip them to avoid eating disorders.'

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Akeso-What to do if your child has a serious depressive disorder

If your child is expressing intense sadness or severe irritability don’t allow the stigma associated with mental disorders to stop you from seeking treatment. The right diagnosis can make the world of difference.

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