Services, Fees and Facilities


Inpatient Units

Addiction Programme

Eating Disorder Programme

Alexander House

Outpatient Services

Fees and Charges

 

Inpatient Units

Ashburn Clinic has the Roy Muir in-patient which is fully staffed with nurses, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and occupational therapists. The Roy Muir unit has individual bedrooms and provides nursing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, Ashburn Clinic’s clinical staff include general practitioners and a dietitian.

On admission to the in-patient unit you will have interviews with nursing and medical staff and will be allocated a “buddy” who will help you settle into the community. Your treatment in the Roy Muir unit will involve both group and personal activities throughout the working day. Individual treatment will include sessions with your own psychotherapist and appointments with any of the other clinical staff as necessary. Group treatment revolves around small therapy groups, community activities, meetings and interactions with staff and other patients.


 

Addiction Programme

Using an individualised combination of medical, psychiatric, educational and therapeutic interventions Ashburn has an excellent track record of success, particularly when it comes to those needing a period of in-patient treatment to break the addiction cycle.
 
With increasing demand for this specific in-patient service, Ashburn now offers a focused, intensive, time- limited, abstinence-based programme aimed directly at adults who wish to begin the road to recovery from addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling and other behavioural addictions. The Ashburn Clinic Addiction Programme has two distinct phases and follows on from a medically supported detoxification for those who require this.

Assessment Phase. The first phase is a two week assessment in which suitability for the treatment phase is evaluated. This includes a comprehensive psychiatric, psychosocial nursing, medical and motivational interviewing assessments.

Treatment Phase.  The second phase is an eight week recovery-based programme presented as a series of workshops which includes specific sessions on definition and models of addiction, its neurobiology, identifying and communicating feelings. Patients are encouraged to attend 12-step or other recovery groups in the community, and family and friends are invited to participate in family meetings.

The addiction programme is embedded in the main therapeutic programme giving an opportunity to explore underlying issues related to the development of a person's addiction It also provides an opportunity for the person to put into practice their learning about recovery including expression of emotions and communication style. 

On completion of the Addiction Programme, we offer aftercare phone contact, to support a person's transition back to their own community. 


 

Eating Disorder Programme

The Eating Disorder Programme, incorporated in the Roy Muir Unit, specialises in the treatment of people with anorexia and bulimia. The programme runs in conjunction with the in-patient programme and utilises community activities and experiences to help people gain greater understanding of the issues underlying their disorder.  A New Zealand registered dietician is part of the Eating Disorder Team, and works closely with both the clinical staff and the kitchen staff to ensure the dietary needs of each patient are addressed.

Specialised groups are offered to help patients address issues associated specifically with their eating disorders eg. a shopping and cooking group, and an education group that looks at issues of self-esteem, nutrition and social skills. Individual and group time is spent exploring relevant issues through a variety of creative media. Each person has an individual therapist. Group participation with people who have similar problems is a powerful and effective treatment modality. A defined protocol guides weight restoration, and in combination with the programme and individual work, an environment is created for positive change.


 

Alexander House

We offer Alexander House as a therapeutic accommodation environment for people who do not require the intensive, 24-hour nursing care of the in-patient unit. Alexander House is separate to the main hospital but the programme is integrated into The Ashburn Clinic therapeutic community.

The programme runs from 9am to 5pm each working day and involves both personal and group therapies. You may also find it useful to join specific groups to enhance interpersonal skills and your personal development.

Entry to Alexander House and the Ashburn Therapeutic Programme is by referral from any qualified health professional. People with a range of problems qualify for the programme; the essential thing being that 24 hour care is not required. Admission to Alexander House may be from the inpatient unit at Ashburn Clinic or directly from outside. Each person will need an assessment before being accepted into the programme.


 

Outpatient Services

Ashburn Clinic delivers outpatient psychiatric and psychotherapy services within our private grounds on the edge of Dunedin city. All our psychiatrists and psychotherapists are fully qualified and skilled in both group and individual therapies.

Our outpatient services include:
  • Psychiatric assessment, consultation and ongoing management of all adult psychiatric disorders
  • Psychiatric assessment for medicolegal, occupational or accident related reasons
  • Psychotherapeutic assessment and ongoing psychotherapy
  • Outpatient group treatment for patients with eating disorders, substance abuse disorder and general psychiatric disorder
  • Patients may be referred or may self-refer if they wish


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