What can I expect to happen on admission to Dudley Clinic?
Each patient will be reviewed by their Psychiatrist twice a week, sometimes more. All patients take part in the group program which covers such subjects as: Stress Management, Mental Well-being, Positive Psychology, Medications, Family & Relationships as well as gym, tai chi, art and music, relaxation and meditation sessions. Skilled nursing staff care for patients 24 hours a day. Many past patients have reported that interaction and support from other patients has really enhanced their stay at Dudley Clinic
If I have a restless night, will someone be there to talk to?
Skilled nursing staff care for patients 24 hours a day. All patients are placed on a level of care from admission. In the first 24 hours patients are not to leave the Clinic. When reviewed by the Psychiatrist this category may be changed to allow patients to leave the hospital by themselves during the day except during group times. Be mindful that patients are checked 24 hours a day, this includes overnight. Do not be alarmed if you hear or see the night nurse checking on you. There is always someone in the Clinic for you to talk to.
Can I smoke at the Dudley Clinic?
All internal areas of the Clinic are non-smoking. However, you can smoke in the designated area in the courtyard. Smoking is not permitted outside at night after the doors are locked at 10pm. Smoking is not permitted during Group times.
Can I bring in a television?
When people are depressed and anxious they are more likely to stay in their rooms. This is unhealthy and is discouraged. The Clinic program is an important part of recovery and there is little time for television during the day. There are two televisions in the lounge rooms to watch with fellow patients later in the day.
Can I have visitors?
Visitors are welcome to come outside Group times. Please visit at the following times:
Morning Tea 10.30am – 11.15am
Lunch 12.15pm – 1.30pm
Afternoon Tea 2.45 – 3.30pm
Evening 6.30pm – 8.30 pm