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Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village

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Levels of Care Offered
Rest Home, Hospital
Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village
Care Apartment
40 Head Street
Christchurch 8081
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Make your home at Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village

When it comes to everyday life, Edith Cavell makes it easy with a choice of spacious studio rooms, village townhouses, and large rest home rooms, complete with WiFi and a call bell system. There’s also an on-site hospital to give you added peace of mind.

Part of the Sumner community since 1970 and extensively refurbished since then, Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village is set amongst landscaped gardens just a stroll from the friendly Sumner village and the sea. We also offer short stay, respite, convalescence and palliative care.

We offer everything from a scooter bay to SKY TV, physiotherapy, podiatry, hairdressing and health checks. We have a range of recreational activities including indoor bowls, exercise classes, quizzes and social gatherings. Our facility van is always on hand for outings.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 11
Levels of care offered in Care Apartments Rest Home, Hospital
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes - One Studio to be refurbished
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 28 Jun 2022
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Single En Suite Room (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$65,000
High Price$85,000
Tenure TermsOccupancy Right Agreement
Nursing Care DetailsResthome or Hospital care charges in line with that recommended by DHB
Studio Unit (Studio Unit etc.)
Low Price$230,000
High Price$265,000
Tenure TermsOccupany Right Agreement
Nursing Care DetailsWeekly fee in line with that set by DHB
Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$240,000
High Price$250,000
Tenure TermsOccupancy Right Agreement
Nursing Care DetailsWeekly fee in line with that set by DHB
Townhouse (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$435,000
High Price$470,000
Tenure TermsOccupational Right Agreement
Service Charge DetailsWeekly fee of $145
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Address PO Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Phone 09 302 0638
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Heritage Lifecare Ltd
Address PO Box 13223 Johnsonville
City/Town Wellington
Phone 04 901 2310
Email View Email Address
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have registered nurses at Edith Cavell at all times throughout the 24 hour period.
Nurse Practitioner No We will assist in any way we can - as a village resident, you are able to have Nurse Maude or Home-Care domiciliary staff visit you.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Village residents are able to join in with activities that are organised in the home.
Hairdresser Yes A hairdresser visits Edith Cavell twice weekly - this service is available for village residents.
Podiatrist Yes Village residents may wish to make use of the podiatrist who visits Edith Cavell, there is a very reasonable charge for this personalised service. Visits occur four to six times a week.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have church services conducted at Edith Cavell from main denomination churches and welcome anyone to attend these. Various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Other Personnel Yes Our Facility Manager is available for enquiries.
Updated: 14 Nov 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished and we encourage residents to personalize their rooms.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms are equipped with spacious showers, and safety grab rails. Nurse call system available.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have ensuites available, discuss with the Facility Manager.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Lounges are equipped with comfortable seating and televisions with DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes
Emergency Call System Yes
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Outings Yes
Transport Available Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Edith Cavell Lifecare Complex offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps, nurse call system, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers. There is public transport at the door and the beach is 400m walking distance with a lovely cafe right on the seaside promenade.

Living in Sumner means you have the best of both worlds, being close to the city and a major hospital but also being in a village atmosphere with rural environs.

The sea air is good for everyone and to wake to a big clear sky in the morning and walk the beach before coffee is part of the secret that is Sumner.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Edith Cavell has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinator focuses on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:

Indoor bowls, happy hour, board games, crafts. There is active involvement in community events. A wide variety of entertainment is provided regularly. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Mandarin Yes
Nepali Yes
Portugesse Yes
Punjabi Yes
Tagalog Yes
Welsh Yes
Updated: 1 Mar 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) No We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km just round the corner
Updated: 13 Sep 2018

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