Akeso Parktown

Situated in Parktown, in Gauteng, Akeso Parktown offers specialist inpatient and outpatient 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/addiction and adolescent units.

Akeso Parktown also offers a specialist service for treating patients with ageing disorders, in our psycho-geriatric unit.

Our hospital was established in 2012, 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 Parktown, 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 change the direction of their lives.

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

6 Junction Avenue

Parktown

2193



GPS:
-26.18268,28.04416

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Tel:
087 098 0458

Hospital management

Hospital manager

Umesh Dayah

umesh.d@akeso.co.za

Nursing manager

Adri Coetzee

Financial manager

Adhir Maharaj

COPE manager

Kim Serebro

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.

Please bring the following items when you are admitted:

  • Medical aid card
  • Patient ID
  • Main medical aid member’s ID
  • 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
  • Toiletries
  • A bath towel
  • A small padlock, or you can purchase one at the reception
  • Money for the coffee shop
  • Someone to drop you off (no cars allowed)
  • Please bring any medication you are currently using, most importantly chronic medication.
  • Alcohol or illicit drugs are not allowed on our property.
  • 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.

General psychiatric unit

Mondays to Fridays: 18:00 to 20:00
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 14:00-17:00 and 18:00-20:00

Dual diagnosis unit and young adults programme

Only visitors approved by programme management are allowed to visit patients.
Visiting times are as per programme rules.
Please enquire at the main reception.

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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Adolescent dual diagnosis unit

Dual diagnosis interventions focus on managing addictive behaviours as well as their root causes. This unit consists of a combination of individual, group, and family therapy, as well as skills development, mindfulness, therapeutic relaxation, leisure/social activities and regular exercise for adolescents up to 18 years old.

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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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Postnatal depression unit

The postnatal depression unit is dedicated to the care and treatment of patients suffering from disorders related to the perinatal period. Mothers and babies from birth to 12 months are accommodated.

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Psycho-geriatric unit

The psycho-geriatric unit offers a specialised programme to assist patients suffering from cognitive impairment like memory loss and dementia.

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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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