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The Hummingbird House

At a glance
The Hummingbird House
68 Morningside Road
Whangārei 0110
Postal Address
Same as above
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Yaroslav Divnov - 021511306
Clinical Manager
Theffany Dauz - 0272307320
Facility Landline
Residents Or Registered Nurse - 09 4382755
Other services
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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
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
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 44
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $28.00/day up to $65.00/day as at 01 Jul 2024
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: 12 Jul 2024

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 Our carers are kind and attentive.
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 employ a full time Activity Coordinator who is studying towards Diversional Therapy qualification with Careerforce.
Hairdresser Yes Comes every month.
Podiatrist Yes Comes every 8 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Our menu is reviewed every two years and is created specifically for the needs of people who suffer from dementia.
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes

Updated: 2 May 2024

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Wound Care Yes Our Register Nurse is highly trained with wound care measures. Staff are trained to support.
Diabetic Care Yes We can manage dietary and medication requirements of people living with diabetes.
Continence Advice Yes Our continence products come from USL. Our staff are trained in continence management.
Stomal Therapy Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes As required.
Psychiatric Care Yes Referrals as required to mental health specialist.
Community Health Yes Through Northland Health, local GP
Clinical Management Yes Full time Clinical RN.

Updated: 2 May 2024

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 feel homely.
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 the approval from Te What Ora.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have shared Ensuite. Some rooms have own ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Only in moderation and under supervision of staff or family member.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes A cat could be accommodated. No dogs.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes This can be arranged at your expense.
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 On a case by case basis.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have beautiful sitting areas for residents' use.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Female residents only No All are welcome
Male residents only Yes Tui House.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Only when we can: - meet the needs of the resident, and - this is requested in writing by the EPOA, and - with the approval from Te Whatu Ora.
Outings Yes We arrange regular outings and sometimes take part in community events,
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.
Smoking Permitted Yes In smoker's bays only.
Semi-Secure Yes Secure dementia unit on site

Updated: 2 May 2024

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
Arabic Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Russian Yes
Ukranian Yes

Updated: 2 May 2024

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km
Shops 0.50 Km
Mall 2.00 Km
Parks 0.00 Km

Updated: 2 May 2024

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Police checked Yes
New Zealand Dental Association Yes
Care Association New Zealand

Updated: 2 May 2024

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