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  STIKLAND HOSPITAL  
 

Committed to Quality Mental Health Care

 
     
 

Stikland Hospital was officially opened on 1 April 1962 and has since then been responsible for the delivery of secondary and tertiary level mental health care to the following catchment areas:

 
     
 
The rural region of the West Coast / Winelands Region
The Metropole Catchment Areas of Subdistrict H (Eastern), A (Panorama North except Blaauwberg) and F (Tygerberg)
 
     
 

According to statistics supplied by the SA Census of 2001 Stikland Hospital serves a population of 1,426,791.

 
     
  MISSION  
     
 

To improve the well-being and quality of life of mental health consumers of the Stikland Hospital catchment area, by constantly striving to promote human dignity and providing quality of care through the strengthening of primary health-care services.

 
     
  SERVICES  
     
  The multi-professional team responsible for the delivery of quality mental health care to clients at Stikland Hospital includes among others: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists and Nursing personnel.

Among the services rendered are Acute and Medium / Longterm Psychiatric Services including acute Psycho-geriatric services, Opoid Detoxification, Alcohol Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Services.
 
     
 
Beds available are:
Acute Psychiatry
Therapeutic
Alcohol Rehabilitation
Opioid Detoxification
Acute Psychogeriatric
Medium / Longterm Psychogeriatric
Acute Intensive Rehabilitation
 
  IN PATIENTS SERVICES

Acute / Therapeutic Units
Admissions of clients with mood, psychotic, panic and other disorders from the Stikland Hospital catchment area.

Psychogeriatric Units
For clients over the age of 60, from the whole of the Western Cape. The patients must first be evaluated by a doctor or the hospital or the hospital within their catchment area prior to referral to this unit.

Opioid Detoxification Unit
Substance abuse and addiction has escalated in the Western Cape. Heroin dependence affects physical and mental wellbeing of a client and will profoundly affect family and community.

Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit
Patients from the whole Western Cape region undertake either the four- or three-week program. The client does his own booking at tel: 021 940 4496.

How does admission take place?
No client may come directly to Stikland Hospital for an assessment or admission. The Mental Health Care Act no. 17 of 2002, stipulates that new and known clients are first to be evaluated by their doctors, day hospitals or district hospitals prior to referral to Stikland Hospital. If the client is very difficult to manage and refuses evaluation by a doctor or day hospital, the nearest police station can be contacted for help.

Documents required for the referral of a client
A letter of referral, outlining the psychiatric problem and contact details of a person who knows the client very well
Identity document
Medical aid card (if applicable)
Proof of income: salary slip or pension card/book
Written proof of unemployment or proof of a disability grant

OUTPATIENT SERVICES
Outpatients must have a referral letter and a booked appointment to be seen by a psychiatrist or psychologist for either primary evaluation or follow up consultations.

VARIOUS SUPPORT GROUPS AND PROJECTS

STIKLAND SUPPORT ACTION (SOA)
This is a volunteer organization, rendering support services to family members and users of psychiatric services at Stikland Hospital. If you are interested in joining any planned meetings, or just having a chat to somebody who shares the same concerns, please phone Edna Lambrechts 021.940 4506.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES (VRYWILLIGE HULPDIENS)
The Voluntary Services are provided by volunteers who present certain activities to our patients under the auspices of the Department of Occupational Therapy. There are two ways in which these volunteers can involve themselves:
a) per occasion e.g. decoration of a ward or supplying refreshments.
b) per week, for about an hour for smaller activities such as e.g. baking cakes, the making of cards, embroidery, material painting, nail care and table games.

Contact the coordinator, Mrs. Chrisna Labuschagne at Tel: 021 940 4491 for any enquiries.


SCHIZOPHRENIA SUPPORT GROUP
This is presented by a Psychologist every last Thursday of the month. The aim of this group is to support young people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Apart from information sessions clients also go on excursions. For more information contact Ms Johlene Conradie at Tel: 021 940 4622.

ANXIETY AND MEMORY CLINIC
Anxiety clinics are held every Wednesday afternoon from 14:30-16:00 at the Outpatient Department. For more information or to make an appointment contact the Outpatient Department at Tel: 021 940 4564/5. Clients cannot self-refer.

ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAM (ACT TEAM)
The Stikland Hospital Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team was launched in January 2007. This service is aimed at providing a comprehensive follow-up program to selected patients with chronic mental illness who require additional and more assertive inputs to remain well. The aim is not only to reduce readmission rates and overall time spent in hospital, but also to improve the level of functioning for patients and reduce degrees of residual symptoms.

DAY CENTRE
Stikland Hospital has launched a new DAY CENTRE for patients with chronic mental illness. The purpose of the facility is to provide a stress-free environment where patients come to relax and participate in activities and groups. The activities are structures to help patients develop skills affected by their illness, and aid in re-integration into the community.

The Centre offers a range of groups and workshops such as Life Skills courses, Substance Abuse groups and Anxiety Management. Many of these patients come from challenging environments and communities with limited resources. For these patients the Centre is the only resource to which they have access to.

NEW BEGINNINGS
New Beginnings, a 40-bed facility (formally known as Stikland House), was established in 2008 for the express reason to provide alternative, residentially-based recovery and rehabilitation services for people with severe mental illnesses. The goal is to assist in stabilising patients who are well enough to be discharged from hospital but who are not able as yet to manage without some form of transitional supervision.

A multidisciplinary team is responsible for the rehabilitation process. The residents are engaged in a dynamic programme focusing on life and work skills, substance abuse, relaxation therapy and various projects. Residents also, where indicated, attend Fountain House and Chris Steytler weekly.

All residents are actively involved in running aspects of the facility e.g. doing reception work and general administration as well as chores. Residents are actively involved in the maintenance section, such as repairing cupboards and basic restoration of old furniture. Much focus is on the family.

A number of products can be purchased at this facility which generates income for the facility as well as for the residents: soap making (pure glycerine soaps); beading (book markers) and card making. There is a car wash project and residents manage their own tuck-shop.

STIKLAND MÔL (MALL)
The hospital has recently opened its own shopping mall, called Stikland Môl, with a library and a second hand shop. The motive for the new shop called 2nd?Shop, is to give patients the opportunity to go shopping, but in a safe environment close by. The patients have an opportunity to pick clothes for themselves, fit them and “buy” the item e.g. shoes, jerseys, etc. with a special voucher. Articles etc. that are not suitable for our patients are made available to the staff and members of the public. The income from the 2nd?Shop is used for various needs of patients. Psychiatric patients do have specific needs and through Stikland Môl, the Hospital wants to contribute to the psycho -social rehabilitation programme and to build the dignity of psychiatric patients Donations of clothes, shoes, children’s clothes and other articles are welcome.

HEALTH FACILITY BOARD OF STIKLAND HOSPITAL
In accordance with section 6(1)(d) of the Western Cape Health Facility Boards Act of 2001, the Minister of Health in the Western Cape appointed the members of the Board for a period of three years.

BOARD MEMBERS
Mr Charles Barnardo - Chief Ececutive Officer Stikland Hospital
Ms Anna Rossouw (Vice Chair Person) - Community Representative
Mr Bruce Walsh - Community Representative
Dr Felix Potocnik - Academic Interest
Mr Jacob Visser - Deputy Manager: Nursing Services (Acting) of Stikland
Mr Leslie McKenzie - Community Representative<
Ms Magdalena Fölscher (Chair Person) - Community Representative
Ms Magaret Pansegrouw - Community Representative
Mr Nico Walters - Deputy Director Adminstrative Support
Ms Sharon Leo - Deputy Director of Clinical Support
Hospital

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION (054-340-NPO)
In terms of the Nonprofit Organisation Act, 1997, the Stikland Hospital Health Facility Board met the requirements of the Department of Welfare for registration as a nonprofit organization on 04/04/2007. (Reg. no. 054-340-NPO).

PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION (930 023 6581 PBO)
In terms of Section 18A, Income Tax Exemption, the Stikland Hospital Health Facility Board is registered at the Tax Exemption Unit of the South African Revenue Service as a PBO. (Reg no. 930 023 681). This means that donations to the Health Facility Board are tax deductible. A Section 18A Tax Certificate will be issued to donors.

REGULAR/MONTHLY CONTRIBUTIONS
Please consider a regular/monthly contribution to the Health Facility Board of Stikland Hospital. A regular contribution will assist us in providing the most needed services to improve the therapeutic environment of the psychiatric patients.

BEQUESTS
A bequest to the Health Facility Board of Stikland Hospital will ensure that your loving support will continue long after your death. Please consider to remember the psychiatric patients of Stikland Hospital in your will.

WHY DOES THE HEALTH FACILITY BOARD NEED FUNDS?
While the state provides the basic and essential medical treatment, the Health Facility Board strives to improve the therapeutic environment of the patients and their quality of life to restore their dignity. This serves to create a warm and loving atmosphere in the wards.

THE HEALTH FACILITY BOARD OF STIKLAND HOSPITAL REQUIRES VOLUNTEER HELP AND/OR FUNDING FOR VARIOUS PROJECTS, e.g.:
1. Functions for patients (Fun walks, Valentine and Spring dances, year-end functions, etc)
3. Clothes, shoes, T-shirts, track suits
4. To buy basic toiletries for some of the patients
5. Books, magazines
6. Craft projects
7. Decorations for the wards to improve the therapeutic environment.
8. Gardens and quads of the wards to enable patients to relax in a therapeutically friendly environment
9. Paint / painters to improve the therapeutic environment of certain wards for the patients
10. Transport of needy patients on discharge from the hospital
11. Treats such as sweets, marshmallows, cake, ice cream, etc.

 
 
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