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Beetham HealthCare Ltd
50 Beetham Avenue
Lytton West
Gisborne 4010
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PO Box 152
Gisborne 4040
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Diane Bell - General Manager - 06 869 0028
Beetham HealthCare Ltd
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Oct 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 21
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $45.00/day up to $45.00/day as at 18 Jan 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: 22 Feb 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24/7. Our team of Registered Nurses are supported by a RN Team Leader, Clinical Services Manager, Quality Manager and General Manager.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Does a weekly clinic on a Monday and home visits on request.
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have a very experienced EN who supports the RN's and provides extra supervision of the Health Care Assistants.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Ratio 1:5 at peak care times. We have experienced Health Care Assistants who are supported by Registered Nurses at all times. A large number of HCA's have either completed or are completing Level 3 & 4 National Certificate in Health & Wellbeing.
Physiotherapist Yes We have a very experienced Physiotherapist who visits weekly and additional services can be purchased as required. We have a gymnasium and the physiotherapist puts together an individual programme for those who attend
Occupational Therapist Yes Available on request.
Social Worker (on site) No Available on request.
Diversional Therapist Yes The Diversional Therapist works five days a week providing activities in the morning and afternoon, comprising individual and group programmes according to client assessed needs.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The Activity Coordinator works two days a week supporting the D/T
Hairdresser Yes We have an experienced hairdresser operating from our hairdressing salon.
Podiatrist Yes A beauty therapist experienced in podiatry visits weekly.
Dietitian Yes Visits monthly for those referred by the RN's and / or GP's and is available on request. Completes a review of our menu every 2 years
Kaumatua Yes Providing support for the blessing of the rooms and meeting the needs of our Maori residents, also attends staff meetings and is involved in staff training.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Visiting.
Other Personnel Yes We have a full team of support staff including a Chef, Cook, Housekeeper and kitchen / domestic staff, maintenance person, administrator and receptionist.
Updated: 10 Mar 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen is available at Beetham Healthcare and staff are trained and equipped to ensure it is used appropriately. Long term oxygen use is provided by Oxygen Concentrators.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our Registered Nurses are proficient in managing PEG and Nasogastric tube feeding.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Contracts for Palliative Care can be based on Aged Care contracts or specific palliative care contracts on a case by case basis. Please refer to your case manager for clarification. Beetham provides for this level of care.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We use the Last Days of Life Programme. Registered Nurses ensure all required interventions are provided. HCA's complete the Fundamentals of Palliative Care Training through Hospice NZ. We encourage the development of individual Advanced Care Plans.
Dialysis Yes Staff are training in the administration of dialysis.
Wound Care Yes Specialist care services ensure the most appropriate dressings, care and techniques are used to promote healing and optimise comfort. We have access to specialist wound care support.
Diabetic Care Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse support for those with diabetes.
Continence Advice Yes An initial 3 day assessment on admission ensures appropriate continence regimes and products are used.
Stomal Therapy Yes Staff are trained in Stoma care.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Our Registered Nurses are supported by a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Diversional Therapist to help clients recover from a stroke.
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes Our infection control nurse works closely with the DHB infection control nurse.
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 4 Jan 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 30 Jan 2015
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This is encouraged to personalise the environment.
Single Rooms Yes All residents have single rooms.
Shared Rooms No There are no shared rooms. Arrangement can be made for those who require the sharing of accommodation.
Ensuite Yes All rooms are ensuited.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are encouraged to continue lifetime pleasures where they don't interfere with recommended treatment regimes.
Pets In Residence Yes We have three cats, Bimbo, Bella and Narla.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes One resident has her own cat one has two budgies and another has a fish tank.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents are encouraged to have their own phone.
Wifi Yes Access to wifi upon request.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No We have under floor heating throughout the building which is controlled centrally.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Those with some form of dementia.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Small wings (homes) ensure lounges are light and friendly, there are a number of small seating areas throughout the home.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes By arrangement.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Beetham Healthcare works closely with the Hospice and uses The Last Days of Life Pathway.
Outings Yes Regular outings are organised by the Diversional Therapist.
Whānau Room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Resident meetings are held bi monthly and coordinated by the Quality Manager.
Family Committee Yes Bi monthly meetings for the family / next of kin allow an opportunity to air concerns and be brought up to date with what is happening, attended by the General Manager and Quality Manager.
Newsletter Yes Quaterly newsletter to families.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy and regular staff training in house and via external dementia nurse specialist.
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Outskirts of the city.
Smoking Permitted No No smoking permitted inside the homes. There is a smoking area provided outside.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 4 Jan 2018
Special Features
Special Features
We have a gymnasium that operates two mornings a week with the Physiotherapist and Diversional Therapist supporting those residents who attend.
Updated: 10 Mar 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, Big print books,, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Dancing, Digital camera, Email, Entertainment, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Lectures, , Movies, Music, Pastoral care, Quizzes, Reading, Singing, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 4 Nov 2015
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Hair cuts, personal items like clothing, toiletries and treats. Other services such as massage and podiatry are provided on request.
Staffing qualifications and details There are Registered Nurses on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Details about meals Kitchen and dietary needs are catered for "in house". Dietary preferences are respected and accommodated.
Associated Complexes We are proud to be associated with Beetham Lifestyle village. Beetham Healthcare is not part of a group and is privately owned company.
Updated: 3 Oct 2011
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 3 Nov 2014
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes Though predominately a Christian based ethos Beetham Healthcare recognises the significance of spiritual health for all regardless of religious belief system.
Updated: 3 Oct 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes We have two qualified staff one is the Diversional Therapist and the other is a HCA who works in the specialist dementia wing.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 4 Jan 2018

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