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The Hummingbird House
68 Morningside Road
Whangārei 0110
Postal Address
Same as above
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Kathy Quito - 0272226956
Nurse Manager
09 4382755
Landline Tui House
Residents Or Registered Nurse - 09 4382755
Landline Lodge
Residents - 09 4382758
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The Hummingbird House aims to deliver quality care for your loved ones. Fostering a homely environment, filled with love, kindness and respect.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 25 Jun 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 22
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No - vacancy now
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms as at 16 Nov 2023
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 1 Dec 2023
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes We have full time RN on site 5 days per week, available on call in event of emergency.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All Health Care assistants have their First Aid Certificate. Registered with Career Force to do Dementia Papers.
Physiotherapist Yes Residents are referred when necessary.
Occupational Therapist Yes Residents are referred when necessary
Social Worker (on site) No Residents are referred when necessary
Diversional Therapist Yes We have extremely capable, compassionate,qualified and experienced friendly one diversional therapist. Has a wide range of activities and outings of interest to the residents.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have certified DT and activity coordinator working with residents and doing daily activities.
Hairdresser Yes Comes every 6 weeks.
Podiatrist Yes Comes every 8 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Residents are referred when necessary.
Kaumatua Yes Tania Sproull
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Updated: 8 Jul 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
Wound Care Yes Our Register Nurse is highly trained with wound care measures. Staff are trained to support.
Diabetic Care Yes Residents are referred as necessary. We provide diabetic diet and can do insulin injection etc
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes Referrals as required.
Psychiatric Care Yes Referrals as required to mental health specialist.
Community Health Yes Through Northland Health, local GP
Clinical Management Yes We have a full-time Clinical RN.
Updated: 8 Jul 2022
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 15 Aug 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You are welcome to bring your own furniture and set up the room to make it more familiar for your loved ones.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have rooms big enough to accommodate couples , provided that they are at same level of care, with some discussion with DHB.
Connecting Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have shared Ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Only in moderation and under supervision of staff or family member.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We do allow you to bring small pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes The whole facility has unlimited WiFi for the residents to use.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All rooms have heaters.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We assist in the process of applying for funding for our under 65 clients
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Cafe No But we can serve coffee or drink when required.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Female residents only No All are welcome
Male residents only No All are welcome
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Respite Day Care Programme is available
Outings Yes We arrange regular outings and sometimes take part in community events, We also arrange regular trip
Whānau Room Yes The room is available for all your celebration.
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Resident conduct 2 monthly meeting
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have a comprehensive policy in Managing Challenging Behaviour
Confused Residents Yes If a residents show sign of confusion this is medically investigated, families kept updated. Appropriate referrals are done.
Rural Setting Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes In smoker's bays only.
Semi-Secure No Secure dementia unit on site
Updated: 23 Feb 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Quiet and relaxing overall environment suitable for resident's relaxation and well-being.
Freshly prepared meals by a full time chef.
Excellent care from highly experienced care staff and nurses.

Choosing a Specialized Facility that will meet all your relative’s needs can be a difficult task.
The time of decision to put your family member into care can be heartbreaking especially for a husband or wife who have been together for many years. There is a grieving process, which can be slow, progressive or rapid.

The transition from home to full time care is very upsetting to the family, but often less so for a person who has advanced dementia. We find that these people get along surprisingly well together, they talk to each other and organised some of their own activities, even though the activities may be continually repeated.

Each person admitted to care may have a behaviour that is socially unacceptable, and it is impossible to teach new tasks or ways to behave appropriately. With this in mind, each person should be accepted as they are, at their own level, maintaining as much independence as is within their capabilities.

You will probably have many questions to ask about the quality of life and care the folks receive while in care, about the standard of accommodation, service and food, the number of staff on duty, how medical services are assessed and lots more questions.

Collecting a comprehensive Social History, of values and interests for each Resident, enables a greater individualisation of approaches and possible intervention that might bring pleasure and minimize stress.
Coming to terms with the devastation of a Dementia diagnosis is not easy for friends, relatives and whanau. Our expert team is well qualified to support you.


As this is our residents “home” it is courteous to make a time that is convenient to our residents for you to visit. Contact the facility and arrange to discuss your needs with the Manager.

Have a list of questions if you wish. Our management team are very skilled in caring for persons with dementia and can provide support at this time

You may feel more comfortable bringing someone with you when you visit.
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals We have 8 weeks cyclic menu Summer and winter.
Updated: 22 Feb 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Punjabi Yes
Updated: 10 Jun 2021

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.