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Ultimate Care Bishop Selwyn
350 Selwyn St
Christchurch 8024
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Same as above
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Karin van Kuppevelt - 021 117 4371
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Jane Woodill - 027 215 8220
Clinical Manager
Bianca Rickman
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Bishop Selwyn Village has been part of the Spreydon neighbourhood for over 25 years and has built a strong reputation amongst our community.

We encourage residents to bring items from home to personalise their room as we understand the comfort of having familiar things around us. Our nursing staff are fully committed to providing the best possible healthcare service combined with the highest standards of nursing care. And our visiting policy enables family and friends to spend as much time with loved ones as possible, and to remain an integral part of our residents’ lives.

Residents, family and friends are encouraged to enjoy our tranquil garden setting with many restful areas to use. Our bird aviary attracts a lot of attention and is enjoyed by all.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 29
Vacancy Yes
All our hospital rooms have private ensuites and garden views.
Impending vacancy No - We have five rooms available.
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms as at 22 Mar 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: 29 May 2024
Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Suite Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Care Suite Vacancy No
We have one studio unit available. (Rest Home and Hospital level care in studios).
Care Suite Impending vacancy No - We have one room available
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 29 May 2024
"Following a stroke mum was not managing at her previous home so the familiy followed a word of mouth suggestion and checked out Bishop Selwyn and we are very happy we did".

"I enjoy great relationshiops with all the staff".

"I have always found the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Every single staff member says hello to me everytime I visit and know my name".
Updated: 18 Mar 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have a team of committed registered nurses who strive to ensure residents needs are being met. Our team of registered nurses cover all shifts 24/7.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Our excellent Enrolled Nurse is part of our dedicated team of nurses.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a team of caregivers who are committed to providing the best possible care for all of our residents. Our Caregivers undergo regular training and education.
Physiotherapist Yes We can provide Physiotherapy services to our residents as needed.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We have a referral system utilizing the Occupational Therapy services within our local DHB.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a qualified Diversional therapist who oversees our activities programme available from Mon - Fri, ensuring the individual needs of our residents are being met.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities team have an excellent activities programme that caters for all our residents needs available from Mon - Fri.
Hairdresser Yes We have our own salon based on site. You never have to leave the facility to have your hair done.
Podiatrist Yes Our Podiatrist visits upon request.
Dietitian Yes All of our menus have been approved by a dietitian. We can make a referral to dietitian services if this is required for individual consultation
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We can access a Chaplin through the various church groups which visit. This can be arranged on an individual basis as required.
Other Personnel Yes We have a team of experts at our National Support Office that consists of clinical support, financial support and property support as well as having a National Clinical Coach who ensures the clinical aspect of our service delivery is upheld.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We can provide if prescribed by a doctor, and oxygen management.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our staff our suitably trained to manage any gastric/nasogastric requirments.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We have a team of registered nurses lead by our Clinical Services Manager. Our team provide the best quality of care.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. It is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Wound Care Yes We have highly trained clinical nurses lead by our clinical coach who can provide the best care for any wounds requiring treatment.
Diabetic Care Yes All of our registered nurses are skilled to assist with the management of diabetes. We are able to support you with your diabetic needs.
Continence Advice Yes Our registered nurses have been trained to assess for continence requirements and work closely with our suppliers to ensure any continence products you require are of the highest quality.
Stomal Therapy Yes We do not have a stomal therapist on site, however we can access the services if required.
Infection Control Yes We have been highly commended by the 'public health' medical officer for managing our infection control programme. Our organisation has a very robust infection control programme that has been endorsed by the Medical Officer of Health.
Surgical Followup Yes If your coming to stay with us post-surgery we can following an assessment of your needs provide the recovery needs you require.
Psychiatric Care No This is not a service we provide.
Clinical Management Yes We have a full-time Clinical Services Manager who provides support to our Nurses and Caregivers and all care of our Residents.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
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 Yes, we can provide respite care to suit your needs. Please contact us if you are looking for support as we would love to chat with you and advise availability.
Carer Support Yes If you are needing a break as a carer come in and speak with our facility manager.
High Care Needs Yes We assess our residents needs prior to admission to ensure we can meet those needs.
Subsidised Yes Yes, we provided subsidised services.
Private Paying Yes Yes, we provide private paying services.
Booking can be made in advance Yes We are more than happy to work with you for booking in advance. Please contact us for more information and availabilities.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring their own furniture with them (subject to space and safety constraints).
Single Rooms Yes We have homely single rooms. Please contact us for more information and availabilities.
Ensuite Yes We have rooms with their own ensuites. Please contact us for more information and availabilities.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour is held every week. Residents are able to have own alcohol within reason.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A personal phone line can be arranged with a private provider to have a telephone connected to your room. Additional fees may apply.
Wifi Yes Free wi-fi available to our residents and visiting families.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our heating is regulated by the main control switch and is adjusted according to season changes.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes As an organisation our core business is Aged Care. We do however acknowledge that some of our referrals could be for people under the age of 65yrs. We will always consider this person on a case by case to ensure we can meet their needs.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a variety of locations for residents and their families to meet in.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Generally speaking, people who are dying need care in four areas, physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks. Their families need support as well. it is our goal to provide all of this at the end stage of life.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We are committed to providing palliative care under our palliative care contract. Our team are dedicated in this area of specialty working with guidance from the local hospice.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We run a great day care club, were all our residents are welcome to join us for the day, enjoying our meals and our activities.
Outings Yes We have regular fun outings as part of our fun packed activities programme.
Whānau Room Yes We have a whanau room available for use for our families requiring a private moment or for family meetings.
Residents Committee Yes We have an excellent residents committee who provide great feedback and keep us on our toes.
Newsletter Yes We are more than happy to share with you our newsletter.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our organisation prides itself on providing all policies required to meet the Health and Disability standards. We have a policy for managing challenging behaviour.
Confused Residents Yes At times we see confusion with some of our residents. Our team of staff are highly trained to ensure we comfort and support any of our residents that may be distressed or confused at periods of times.
Rural Setting No We are based in the heart of the city.
Smoking Permitted Yes The Ultimate Care Group is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted outside in a designated area.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Special Features
Special Features
Open ended visiting hours

Activities programme

Dietician approved meals and catering for special diets

Registered Nurse on site 24/7

Regular happy hour

Hairdresser, podiatrist and Physiotherapist

Bird aviary

Water fountain

We are close to Shopping Centre, Medical Centre, Local Churches, Library, Bowling Club & Park
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme include: Wheel chair walks, Church, Exercises, Music, Concerts, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Nail Care, One to one, Motivational, Picnic facilities, Reading, Quizzes, Games, Sing-a-longs, Visitors (people and pets) etc.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Standard fees apply. Other costs may be incurred for resident/epoa/family preference. Please contact us for a detailed price list.
Staffing qualifications and details Our staff go through an orientation programme and continue with on-going education. All our staff are committed to providing the best quality of care and maintaining our philosophy of 'We Promise to Care"
Details about meals All meals are home-cooked, our menus are reviewed by a dietitian and nutritionist.
Associated Complexes Our facility operates under the governance of the Ultimate Care Group with 19 care facilities NZ wide.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Japanese Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes We are happy to provide assistance from the translator services.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Other Faiths can be sourced by the Facility to see if there's a local representation.
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Bus stop at gate
Shops Local dairies, fish & chip shop, hairdresser, medical centre, pharmacy.
Mall Barrington Mall and The Colombo
Parks Close to the Gardens
Library In house library and Christchurh Public Library selection available weekly
Updated: 1 Dec 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes We are members of NZACA.
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 1 Dec 2020

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