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Murchison Hospital and Health Centre

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Murchison Hospital and Health Centre
58 Hotham Street
Murchison 7007
Postal Address
Same as above
Nelson Marlborough
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Christine Horner - 03 523 1120
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Murchison Hospital and Health Centre is a modern facility that provides individualised Rest Home and Hospital level care. With 6 beds, an experienced stable workforce we are proud to be able to offer a high level of care to every resident. Each room has garden or rural views and residents are encouraged to bring their own belongings to personalise their space. There are no hidden costs, all NP, GP, podiatry, physio visits and prescriptions are free of charge to the residents.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 31 May 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 4
Vacancy Yes
Rural scene view room available
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 1 Mar 2024
"We would like to thank everyone, who over the years has been a part of our father's life while staying under your care. We could not have asked for more competent, caring, considerate and loving people to be part of his final years. Everyone has always made us feel welcome and comfortable during our visits and we have seen how Dad would perk up and get that sparkle in his eye whenever any of you walked into his room."
- Ross and Glen Kingsford
Updated: 9 Jun 2019
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 168 Yes 24/7 Rn on site Mon-Fri NP or GP at Helath Centre After hours - Emergency Nurse, NP or GP available
Nurse Practitioner 24 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 130 Yes Qualified HCA's 7am - 10pm and on call at night to assist RN as required
Physiotherapist 8 Yes 1 day per week at the Health Centre part of this facility
Activities Co-ordinator 6 Yes Individualised Activities plan and outings. Community sit and be fit held at the facility 1 x week
Hairdresser Negotiable Hairdresser in the village 1/2 km away or visit to facility can be arranged
Podiatrist Yes bi monthly visits at no extra cost to residents
Dietitian Negotiable Menus are approved by the NMDHB Dietitian who is available to consult on special dietary requirements.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable By arrangement
Kaumatua Negotiable By arrangement
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Church service in community weekly. Residents can attend and arrangements made for transport as required. Clergy visit to facility by arrangement
Updated: 6 Jun 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide individualised, personal end of life care to meet the desires and wishes of the patient and their whanau
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes We have nurses and practitioners available 24 hours 7 days a week able to provide high needs medication administration
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes In collaboration with the continence service NMDHB
Stomal Therapy Yes In collaboration with the stoma service NMDHB
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes In conjunction with the Assessment and Rehabilitation unit at Nelson Hospital
ACC Rehabilitation Yes In conjunction with Nelson Hospital ACC Rehabilitation team.
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Primary Rural Health Care Yes
Community Health Yes We have a primary care facility attached to the Hospital including District Nursing services
Clinical Management Yes We have a General and Nurse Practitioner with oversight of the facility. There is an after hours emergency on call service to manage emergencies and urgent requirements. We are part of Nelson Marlborough Health Service and are able to have direct communication and advice with the secondary services 24hours 7 days a week.
Updated: 6 Jun 2019
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 All levels of care
High Care Needs Yes By arrangement
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes We welcome all Patients
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 6 Jun 2019
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage personal furniture and will help to organise this if needed
Single Rooms Yes All rooms are large
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes Shared between 2 bedrooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes By arrangement
Pets In Residence Yes Aviary
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By arrangement
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes We have an activities co-ordinator providing activities matched to the individuals needs and abilities
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Semi-Secure Yes The unit is completely secure with external monitoring at all times
Updated: 6 Jun 2019
Special Features
Special Features
We have a small, personalised facility providing a loving, caring environment tailored to the individuals desires and needs set amongst a fabulous quiet rural setting.
Updated: 9 Jun 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Electric beds, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Movies, Music, Vegetarian
Updated: 6 Jun 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Exclusions from the Services 2.1 The Services covered in clause A1 do not include the following services: 2.1.1 Customised equipment, personal care equipment and personal mobility equipment 2.1.2 Services such as those provided by dentists, opticians, audiologists, chaplains, hairdressers, dry cleaner, and solicitors. 2.1.3 Clothing and personal toiletries, other than ordinary household supplies. 2.1.4 Charges for personal toll calls and phone lines rented by the Resident. 2.1.5 The Resident is responsible for the safety, security, and insurance cover of personal belongings. 2.1.6 Interpreter services, if English is a second language. 2.2 If another person/entity provides any of the above services or equipment the Resident must pay that person/entity the cost, if any, for the service or equipment. 2.3 In the interests of the Resident’s safety NMDHB reserves the right to arrange the provision of the service or equipment being sought under clause 2.1 in the first instance. If NMDHB does arrange the provision of the service or equipment, the Resident will pay any costs or fees for the service or equipment provided by the third party. 2.4 NMDHB reserve the right to appoint a general practitioner who shall provide primary care services to the Resident. The Resident may choose to be attended by a general practitioner of their choice and who agrees to visit the facility and maintain the Resident’s medical records as prescribed by us. If the Resident retains their own general practitioner they will be responsible for any costs over and above that which we incur for their contracted general practitioner. 2.5 The resident is required to pay cost of any pharmaceuticals over and above pharmaceuticals prescribed by the general practitioner.
Staffing qualifications and details Registered Nurse on duty at all times. Rural nurse/GP/NP on call out of hours at all times Health Care Assistants available at all times
Details about meals Individualised prepared on site by qualified cook daily
Associated Complexes Murchison Health Centre on same site
Updated: 6 Jun 2019
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Community vehicle on site
Shops 1.00 Km Open 7 days per week
Library 1.00 Km Open Monday to Friday
Updated: 6 Jun 2019

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