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CHT St Christophers Care Home

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CHT St Christophers Care Home
230 St George St
Auckland 2025
Postal Address
PO Box 74341
Auckland 1546
Counties Manukau
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Niccy Brougham - 09 278 4637
CHT - 09 522 4585
Clinical Co-ordinator
Rajbans Kaur - 09 2784637
Unit Administrator
Sheryl Lindsey - 09 2784637
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CHT St Christopher's Home & Hospital offers a charming sense of home amongst peaceful gardens with easy walking paths and outdoor areas.

Local shops, parks and public transport are a short walk away in the heart of Papatoetoe while open plan social spaces keep residents active and engaged and quiet spots offer secluded private time.

Quality care, compassion and a strong connection to the community is at the heart of CHT Healthcare Trust. For over 55 years we have been taking great care of older people in the Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty areas. Each of our properties provides a sense of home for residents, seamless transition across levels of care and support for families.

As an independent healthcare trust, CHT focuses all energy and resources into caring for residents, their families and communities.

Amenities provided:

• Gardens
• Outdoor seating spaces
• BBQ area
• Shared lounge spaces
• Shared dining room
• Activities programme
• Organised outings
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 6 Aug 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 36
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $25.00/day up to $25.00/day as at 23 Feb 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 1 Mar 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 380 Yes We provide 24 hour registered nurse care.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 735 Yes Qualified care staff 24/7
Physiotherapist 4hrs Yes
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Most residents have already engaged with a social worker prior to admission. We have access to DHB and other community resources when required.
Diversional Therapist Negotiable Some activities co-ordinators are trained diversional therapists
Activities Co-ordinator 78 Yes Please refer to activities and interest section below for further information
Hairdresser Yes Families will be advised when the hairdresser will return
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits 6 weekly and by appointment
Dietitian Negotiable By appointment or referral by staff
Accredited Visitors Yes We are facilitating restricted visiting for all residents. Infection control precautions and risk screening are in place
Kaumatua Negotiable Available on request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Available on request
Other Personnel Yes Dr Arbuckle is the facility GP. Residents may choose to retain their own GP under terms and conditions which we can discuss with you. Compass provide a full range of food and cleaning services for the facility. Restrictions pending - we have a range of nursing and care staff students, training on the site at various times.
Updated: 25 Nov 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We can provide all types of oxygen management
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Trained nurses can deliver and manage all types of gastric feeding, including PEG feeds.
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) No We do not take bariatric clients
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We have a close relationship with Totara Hospice.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We can assist with palliative care options
IV Antibiotic Capability No Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
Dialysis Yes Residents would go to Middlemore for dialysis and return to St Christophers afterwards
Wound Care Yes We have strong relationships with CMDHB community and hospital experts in wound care management
Diabetic Care Yes St Christophers staff are experienced in diabetic management
Continence Advice Yes We have access to expert continence advisors and we have trained staff on site who can advise.
Stomal Therapy Yes Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
ACC Rehabilitation Yes We can provide interim care and assist rehabilitation prior to returning home.
Tracheotomy Care Yes Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
Spinal Injuries Care Yes We can provide post acute spinal injury care in collaboration with ACC and middlemore specialty teams.
Infection Control Yes We are responding to pandemic changes constantly and are involved in prevention planning in collaboration with MOH, CMDHB and NZACA. We are proficient at managing isolation and PPE
Surgical Followup Yes We can provide opportunities for recovery from surgery for older persons
Psychiatric Care No We access psychiatric specialist care from MHSOP MMH
Community Health Yes We have working relationships with community agencies and welcome input from trusted advisers.
Clinical Management Yes Registered nurses on site 24/7 and an on call GP
Other Specialties Yes We have access to expertise from Middlemore and other community supports as required.
Updated: 25 Nov 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Our refurbished rooms have fitted furniture however, personal items and pictures are encouraged.
Single Rooms Yes Spacious and tastefully decorated
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have two dedicated couples rooms.
Ensuite Yes 25 rooms have ensuites which will attract a daily premium.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Within reasonable limits and subject to medication and medical condition
Pets In Residence No Not at present
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Pets are negotiable
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents have to contact Telecom and pay for their connection
Wifi Yes Free wifi available
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Some rooms are heated individually and others by underfloor heating which is controlled by central thermostat
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We receive referrals from Taikura Trust
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 2 dining areas and 2 lounges.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Pandemic restrictions pending - we can accommodate stays of 4 weeks or more
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are linked closely with Totara Hospice in Manukau
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients No Not currently but if there is a community need we are happy to respond.
Outings Yes We have a once a week Bus Trip to a variety of different destinations, when not in lockdown. Families will be advise when this service retuns.
Whānau Room No We have a large lounge which is appointed with all day sun and a courtyard to a Large enclosed garden. We have a smaller lounge which has an external door to a seating area in another garden. This room can be used for family time or for quiet reflection.
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings are held bi-Monthly
Family Committee Yes Families can join resident's meetings if they wish.
Newsletter Yes Every 3 months - emailed to families and printed for residents.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes All staff are trained in managing challenging behaviours
Confused Residents Yes Aspects of caring for residents with confusion or delerium are covered in staff training
Rural Setting No We have peaceful, well-kept gardens and grounds and residents benefit from this beautiful setting.
Smokers Room No We will not accept new referrals for smokers. we are a smoke free facility.
Smoking Permitted No We will not accept new referrals for smokers. we are a smoke free facility.
Updated: 29 Mar 2022
Special Features
Special Features
St Christopher's Hospital and Residential Home is a modern care facility operated by CHT. In our Hospital Wing we offer 26 single bedrooms and 1 twin-share room with all en-suite facilities. In our Residential Wing we have 20 single bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. Residents in this wing enjoy their own dining area and lounges for reading, socialising or for pursuing a favourite hobby.

We encourage all residents to bring personal items and furniture to make their space feel more like home. We have peaceful, well-kept gardens and grounds and residents benefit from this beautiful setting.

We hold concerts and enjoy and arrange social and recreational activities including regular outings in the CHT bus. We also have an onsite hairsalon. Delicious and nutritious meals are freshly prepared onsite each day. Special dietary needs are taken care of.

Residents may choose their own doctors and we have a full compliment of skilled medical staff on-hand to provide the best care possible and a high standard of service at all times.

We look forward to caring for your needs and providing you with the best. Your satisfaction is important to us and we work hard to maintain a high standard of service at all times. We welcome any ideas that will help us improve this service.

Services we provide:
Residential Care of Elderly and Young Disabled, GP, Medical Care, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Divisional Therapy, Dietetics and Speech Language Therapy, Registered Nurses, Personal Care, Recreation and Social Activities
Updated: 7 Nov 2012
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
As part of our Activity programme we have Art, Bingo, Cards,Bowls, Classical Music, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Happy Hour, Games, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, and Sing-a-longs.

We also have Advocates who visit to assist residents with any issues they may have and have regular contact with
Age Concern, Blind Foundation, Maori Women's Welfare, and the Parkinson's Society.

Residents are able to enjoy breakfast in bed if they wish and we have email facilities available which we will assist resident's to use to keep contact with friends and family.

Also on site we have a BBQ for the warmer weather, Big print books, Picnic facilities and Sky TV.

We also have regular visits from church and childrens groups and enjoy making a special effort for holiday celebrations such as Christmas and Easter.

A minibus is available for weekly outings. Shopping trips are also enjoyed by the residents.

We also have lovely gardens which residents are welcome to help with at anytime.
Updated: 25 Nov 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to management for fee details
Staffing qualifications and details We have mixiture of long serving staff and new staff. We have regular ongoing ACE training. All our staff are selected based on compassionate and caring skills in line with Christian Health care Trust philosophies.
Details about meals Delicious and nutritious meals are freshly prepared onsite each day. Special dietary needs are taken care of.
Associated Complexes We are one of the nine CHT organisation facilities in the greater Auckland area.
Updated: 7 Nov 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes We have 24/7 access to an interpreting service to assist non English speaking residents.
Cook Island Maori Yes
Deaf Blind Sign Language No Access to Braille books from the blind foundation
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes
Kannada Yes
Malayalam Yes
Punjabi Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Sanskrit Yes
Tagalog Yes
Tamil Yes
Tongan Yes
Urdu Yes Basic
Other Details Yes Interpreters available 24/7
Other Information Yes Interpreters available 24/7
Updated: 21 Sep 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Fortnightly service
Baptist Yes Fortnightly service
Christian Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Priest visits every Friday
Updated: 10 May 2010
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km The nearest bus stop is half a km away.
Shops 1.00 Km This is the Hunters Corner shops.
Mall 1.50 Km Manukau Shopping Mall is 1.5 kms away and has a wide range of shops.
Parks 1.00 Km Park close by with gardens and playground.
Library 1.00 Km Papatoetoe Library
Updated: 10 May 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Other details Yes Health Ed Trust
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 10 May 2010

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