Akeso Nelspruit

AKESO IS WELL-PLACED TO LOOK AFTER YOU DURING THE COVID – 19 PANDEMIC

The response to COVID-19 is continuously evolving as we learn new things about the virus. Akeso has ensured compliance to appropriate infection control measures in order to safeguard both staff as well as the clients who come into our facilities.

All persons who come into an Akeso facility:

  • Must have a protective mask on. This should be able to securely cover the mouth and nose without needing continuous adjusting.
  • Will find a screening desk at the entrance where temperature reading will be done, as well as completion of a questionnaire, to establish the likelihood of Covid-19 infection.
  • Will be provided with ample no-touch sanitisation stations and access to bathrooms to wash their hands.

Outpatient consultations

  • Akeso has ensured absolute minimal interaction between in-hospital patients and outpatient clients. This is done to reduce the risk of cross-infections.
  • Our facilities have frequent wipe-down of seating and table-tops as well as bathrooms and other common areas.
  • Our waiting areas carry minimal numbers of clients at a time (we may ask some clients to wait in their vehicles), with 1.5 metre spacing of seats.

In-hospital admissions

  • All in-hospital patients wear surgical masks for improved infection prevention.
  • On a daily basis, brief Health Talks are held for in-patients to foster a containment and safety culture
  • Any in-patients who are at high-risk because of COVID-19, who require limitation of movement, can continue to receive therapy through tele-health platforms.
  • There are no visiting hours at this time.

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

With the launch of this centrally located clinic, 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 Nelspruit, we treat both our 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 to recover, but also to understand their illness, and thereby learn to manage their own psychological health.

Our hospitalis staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and healthcare professionals, including psychiatrists, 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

Drum Rock Ext 8

Nelspruit

1201



GPS:
-25.40424,30.983550

View street map


Tel:
087 098 0460

Hospital management

Hospital manager

Maggie Oberholzer

Nursing manager

Natascha Cothill

Financial manager

Kim Moele

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.

The 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.

Programmes

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Media releases

Understanding grief and bereavement after loss

Sudden loss in the midst of the current pandemic may be particularly traumatic

17/07/2020 11:43 AM

COVID-19 pandemic likely to leave many South Africans traumatised

Challenge posed by post-traumatic stress syndrome requires urgent addressing

16/07/2020 02:34 PM

Mental health care cannot stop for COVID-19
Strict precautions equip Cape Town mental health facilities for safe admissions

14/07/2020 08:55 AM