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Selwyn Village Sarah Selwyn Hospital
43 Target Street
Pt Chevalier
Auckland 1022
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The Selwyn Foundation, Selwyn Village - (09) 846 0119
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Rest home and hospital care for when it is time. Moving from home into a village environment is a significant change for you and your family. We are here to help make this transition as smooth as possible. 

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This modern purpose-built hospital offers care to a maximum of 80 residents, each with their own warm, light, inviting room. With its large windows, Sarah Selwyn makes use of the beautiful surroundings with a number of cosy lounges.

When you first arrive at Sarah Selwyn, we will discuss your preferences with you and your family. This will enable the design of a care plan to specifically support your wellbeing. Through this care partnership, you will be encouraged to actively involve yourself in your own wellbeing. We work alongside you to find out what is important to you and then support you to live your life the way you wish, whilst receiving the care you deserve.

Selwyn Village is a 26-acre retirement jewel sitting on Auckland’s sparkling Waitematā Harbour. Located in desirable Point Chevalier, Selwyn Village provides a fantastic lifestyle in a historic setting. A palm-lined avenue, park-like grounds, well-tended flowerbeds and pretty shrubs complement the garden environment, and coastal walks lead to a sheltered swimming beach. Home to an array of care facilities, Selwyn Village is befitting for those from independent living to hospital level, and dementia care.
Throughout your residency, your family members will be most welcome to be involved and participate in all aspects of your life. You and your friends and family will have access to Selwyn Village's amenities. Visiting family and friends are welcome any time, any day.

Sarah Selwyn is staffed with registered nurses 24/7, assisted by caregivers and other professional staff. All staff have on-going training on safety issues and the particular needs of current residents. Doctors routinely visit the hospital and there is 24/7 medical coverage. All meals are prepared and cooked on site. A qualified dietitian oversees the menu and caters for special diets.

There are caregivers and nurses onsite 24/7. Doctors routinely visit the hospital and there is 24/7 medical coverage. Each resident has their own room with:
• ensuite
• heating
• basic furnishings are available if desired
• a fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Room Types for Hospital Care

Standard room features:
standard single room
shared bathroom
fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Single room and ensuite features:
standard single room
personal ensuite
built-in wardrobe
fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Large room and ensuite features:
spacious, light and airy large room
personal ensuite
built-in wardrobe
fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Large room, ensuite and kitchenette features:
spacious, light and airy large room
personal ensuite
built-in wardrobe
fully adjustable electric hospital bed
personal kitchenette


The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.

The Selwyn Foundation is an independent, faith-based New Zealand registered charity providing services to older people and their families. We have been leading the way in improving the quality of life of our elders for over sixty five years. As pioneers of the retirement village model and of rest home care in this country, we are uniquely experienced in providing residential care, independent retirement living and community outreach services for older adults.

With the dramatic rise of New Zealand's ageing population, the work of The Selwyn Foundation is more important than ever. Building on our achievements to date — and in keeping with our original Mission to provide quality care for elders — we will continue to innovate, diversify and offer a continuum of flexible care options that meet the present and future needs of ageing people and their families.

In keeping with our mission:
To deliver quality services that are responsive to the ageing person and their family, ensuring that our charitable outreach supports those who are vulnerable or in need.

Our activities are grouped in four key areas:

Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.

To support our mission we reappraised our definition of 'vulnerability' and developed new, practical ideas on how our charitable mission could affect the quality of life of older people. We identified three particular areas where our help can make a substantial difference to those in need:

• Social isolation/loneliness
• Affordable housing
• Hardship support

These priorities are funded through surpluses derived from the various Selwyn villages, community services and educational functions, and through fundraising, donations, bequests, and sponsorship initiatives and in the future surpluses from commercial partnerships. We have partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our affordable housing goals in addition to our 81 rentals.

Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.

The Selwyn Institute takes a holistic approach to the wellbeing of older people and helps inform our charitable and business functions through knowledge-sharing, research, trials, innovations, and technology development.

The Selwyn Foundation is committed to opening up growth and skill opportunities that help our staff, their families and our residents.

Providing care and support to elders in their community.

Recognising that village life is not for everyone, The Selwyn Foundation is expanding its care and services to those who choose to remain living in their communities. Helping older people to remain connected through our Selwyn Centres, providing cost effective transport, health and fitness programmes, and providing products and services that they both need and want. All of this delivered through The Selwyn Way – our approach to care.

Creating thriving communities to age well.

We continue to build thriving communities, mindful of the potential need for continuum of care. With the development of The Selwyn Way, our approach to care, so too we have developed purpose-built residential care housing that allows us to provide residents with a more homely environment where they can find meaning and self-fulfilment.

The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.
Email: mail@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Website: www.selwynfoundation.org.nz
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 1 Feb 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 80
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Yes from $20.00/day up to $70.00/day as at 01 Apr 2022
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: 28 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Enrolled Nurse 24/7 Yes
Physiotherapist Yes During week days, we have two full time physiotherapists.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Occupational Therapy can be arranged as needed.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available as required
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The hospitals both have their own full time activities coordinators from Monday to Friday.
Hairdresser Yes The hairdresser is available every week for Monday to Friday.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist calls weekly - or as required.
Dietitian Negotiable The services of a dietician is available as residents have a need.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The services of a Chaplain is available as residents have a need.
Other Personnel Yes Volunteers assist with many activities in our Village.
Updated: 31 Jan 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Dialysis Yes May be accessed through the Auckland District Health Board.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes On Site.
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Where applicable.
Lounges/seating areas Yes This includes safe, extensive gardens.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes The Selwyn News is published fortnightly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smokers use their own designated areas.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 28 Oct 2010
Special Features
Special Features
One of the spacious lounges in Sarah Selwyn Hospital is the venue for residents to enjoy a multitude of activities - including carpet bowls.

The enclosed garden of Christ's Hospital offers a beautiful and safe area for wailking and reflection.

The Chapel of Christ the King is the spiritual centre of Selwyn Village. All residents have access to the chaplains, worship in the chapel and also in the hospitals themselves.
Updated: 5 Sep 2007
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our hospitals each have their own activities coordinators who, with the help of volunteers, provide a range of activities suited to the residents. These include . . .

Activity programme, Big print books, Carpet Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Church Services, Classical Music, Concerts, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Garden, Indoor Games, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties and special celebrations, Pianist, Sing-a-longs
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not There are no weekly fees payable for fully subsidised residents. Otherwise private residents are charged $773.08 per week.
Staffing qualifications and details Selwyn Village has two resident doctors.
Details about meals Residents' dietary needs are catered for professionally.
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
Danish Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Flemish Yes
French Yes
Greek Yes
Interpreter Yes The services of an interpreter are able to be arranged.
Japanese Yes
Malay Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Polish Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Russian Yes
Samoan Yes
Thai Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes These are some languages spoken by staff and/or residents as at this date. But in such a large community, people of languages and cultures change often. Please enquire should another language be helpful.
Updated: 9 Aug 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes These are some languages spoken by staff and/or residents as at this date. But in such a large community - people of languages and cultures change often. Please enquire should another language be helpful.
Christian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Regular Catholic Masses are celebrated at Selwyn Village.
(Other comments) Yes Staff and Residents are of many Christian denominations, are of other religions, or none. All are welcome.
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Stagecoach Buses have two stops within the grounds of Selwyn Village.
Shops 0.00 Km Westpac Bank, Mini-Market-cum-Post Shop, Craft Shop, Bric-a-Brac & Used Clothing Shop and Cafe within Selwyn Village. New Clothing is available for sale regularly.
Mall 4.00 Km St Luke's Shopping Mall - on the route of 007 buses passing through the Village.
Parks 0.00 Km The nearest park is right outside the front entrance.
Library 1.00 Km The Auckland Library Bus visits Selwyn Village weekly. Point Chevalier's Public Library is 1 km distant.
Updated: 31 Jan 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 5 Dec 2007

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