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Atawhai Assisi Home & Hospital
Hospital Care
158 Matangi Rd
South East of City
Postal Address
158 Matangi Rd RD 4 Hamilton
(07) 856 3019
(07) 856 8816
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Our Mission is to enhance the quality of human life by continuing the life-giving mission of Jesus, as we follow the vision of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.
Our Vision is that we will be a leader in the provision of high quality residential care for the elderly, and that we honour staff for their contribution to the mission.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 5 Mar 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 46
Vacancy Yes
For enquiries please contact Anne Sweeney, Clinical Manager at clinical.manager@assisi.co.nz and feel free to look at our website at www.assisi.co.nz
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 22 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Two registered nurses on 24 hours per day in the Hospital, plus additional clinical management hours.
Enrolled Nurse Yes An enrolled nurse works under the supervision of the registered nurse to asist with resident care and supervision
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Contracted therapist, also undertakes staff training in Manual Handling. Assisi also has a Physiotherapy Assistant Monday to Friday mornings (4 hours each per day).
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Contracted as required.
Own Social Worker No Referrals to Community Social Workers if necessary
Diversional Therapist Yes Therapists cover 6 days per week. Diversional Therapy hours are 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday plus 3.5hrs on Saturdays.
Activities Co-ordinator No see Diversional Therapy
Hairdresser Yes Our Hairdresser comes in 4 days per week. This is a user pays service.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrists visits on site monthly
Dietitian Negotiable Contracted Dietitian service.
Accredited Visitors No Our Sisters of Mercy on site provide support for residents and their families. We also have a group of pastoral care visitors.
Kaumatua Yes One of our long serving Maori staff members provides support as requested.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Priest says Mass 3 days per week at 10.30am. A communion service is held on Tuesdays & Fridays at 4pm Other religious services are provided once per week (Wednesdays). Assisi has a strong Pastoral care service.
Updated: 17 Nov 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide palliative care to all our residents as they require end stage care. We also admit people for Palliative care.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Registered Nurses skilled in this activity. We also have access to resource nurses at the DHB.
IV Antibiotic Capability No District Nurses currently provide this ativity.
Oxygen Management Yes We own an oxygen concentrator, and have an oxygen supply on site at all times, for those with prescribed needs
Surgical Followup Yes We provide general post surgical follow up for those residents who require this care.
Wound Care Yes Registered nurses have undertaken extra training in wound care management. We utilise the DHB Nurse Practitioner for wound care as required.
Diabetic Care Yes Our nurses are up to date in diabetic management. We utilise specialist nurses from the District Health Board as necessary.
Continence Advisor Yes Product consultants are utilised as required. DHB personnel available.
Infection Control Yes All registered nurses and enrolled nurses are skilled practitioners in infection control.
Stomal Therapist No Registered nurses are skilled in stomal management.
Psychiatric Care No Mental Health Services for the Elderly are utilised as necessary.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Our staff are experienced in post stroke management of persons admitted for long term care.
Tracheotomy Care No We will train staff should the need arise to provide this care.
Dialysis Yes We have staff trained in CAPD management.
Specialised Dementia Care No We accept residents with early stage dementia. We refer on to speciallised dementia care as requied.
Gerontological Care Yes Our nurses attend conferences & study days to keep themselves up to date with current trends.
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 17 Nov 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No We do not routinely provide respite care services, unless we have a vacancy at the time of request, when we will consider a short term admission
Carer Support No We will consider a request, if we have a vacancy at the time of enquiry.
Subsidised Yes Yes, if the person qualifies.
Private Paying Yes Yes if we can meet the needs at the time if request.
Booking can be made in advance No We are unable to take advance bookings as we do not have dedicated respite beds.
Updated: 31 Mar 2017
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes On a case by case basis.
Palliative Care Contract No Palliative Care funding is available following assessment via the palliative care team and Disability Support Link.
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Assisi's Whanau Room has it's own ensuite, telephone, couch, table and chairs, and is across the hall from a kitchen for tea and coffee. Meals may be purchased from our Food Service Dept
Rooms (Single) Yes All our rooms are single.
Ensuite Yes All but 9 of our 46 Hospital rooms have access to a shared ensuite (One ensuite between 2 rooms)
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This can be discussed prior to admission. Own furniture is limited to size and safety for the residents.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Unless contra indicated. Please discuss with the nurse in charge at the time of admission. Alcohol is limited, and managed by the nurse manager.
Pets In Residence Yes Assisi has an aviary, fish pond and 1 cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Our building layout is not suitable to individual pets.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Assisi operates a switchboard from which residents can have a phone in their room, with an internal extention number. There is a small monthly charge with all cell and toll calls on charged.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes To a degree, the heating system is thermostatically controlled.
Residents Committee Yes A monthly Resident Committee is held, this is open for all Residents to attend. This meeting is chaired by the Executive Manager
Family Committee No However, we have regular family meetings involving members of the multidisciplinary team and the residents nominated family members.
Newsletter Yes Assisi puts out a Christmas newsletter to families. Families are also encouraged to participate in our annual familiy satisfaction survey.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy in place.
Confused Residents Yes Yes, as long as they can be managed in a large setting
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are a number of lounges through the facility for both large and small gatherings. There are covered seating areas in our extensive grounds.
Outings Yes Outings are encouraged for those residents who are able.
Rural Setting Yes Assisi's 3 acres of grounds is set within a further 10 acres of farm land and is surrounded by lifestyle blocks and small farms. We are 15 minutes from cenral city and a large shopping mall.Cafes are nearby.
Smokers Room No Our facility is totally smoke free for all staff & residents
Smoking Permitted No We are a totally smoke free environment.
Semi-Secure No While we have gates on our driveways we are not a secure site.
Sprinklers Yes Sprinklers & smoke detectors are through out the building.
Audit report available Yes Families may request to see our most recent audit report on site.
Updated: 31 Mar 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Atawhai Assisi has 16 premium rooms in our hospital.
These rooms are larger than other rooms, and have access to a full ensuite shared with one other person. A surcharge applys. Please contact us for details.
Updated: 19 Jun 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity Programme: Assisi has a strong activity & outings Programme, utilising volunteers where possible.

Bingo is played weekly and enjoyed by many of the residents.

Bowls: Residents play for a trophy weekly. Target bowls is also played weekly.

Breakfast in bed: Most residents have breakfast in bed / in their own room.

Chapel: We have a large dedicated Chapel on site. Services are held regularily.

Entertainment: Assisi has various groups entertaining on a regular basis, providing a range of entertainment,including music.

Exercises: Exercise to Music is a daily Monday to Friday programme with the Physiotherapy Assistants.

Garden: Assisi is situated in 3 acres of flat, parklike grounds, with over 500 roses.

Our volunteer librarian visits weekly and obtains books pertinent to resident interests. An reasonable library of big print books are also available on site.

A range of board games are available. We have some keen scrabble players, and where numbers are available, various card games are supported.

Children are always welcome and school children visit, most frequently around Christmas time.

Cooking- Occasional cooking programmes are held with residents. Recent activities have included jam and pickle making.

Electric beds- Most beds are electric, able to be operated by the residents in most circumstances, with all new purchases being beds that go very close to the floor.

Email- some parts of the hospital are email capable.
Our office staff are happy to receive emails for our residents.
Updated: 5 Apr 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Assisi offers a continental Breakfast each day. We offer a light midday meal with the main meal is in the evening.
Staffing Details The Hospital has 24 hour / 7 day a week registered nursing cover. Caregiver ratio's are based on care levels.
Associated Complexes Waiatarua Mercy Parklands Auckland, St Catherines Resthome Auckland, Mercy Hospice Auckland.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Hairdressing costs, own newspapers, a phone in their room, podiatry costs in most instances plus any other personal spending.
Updated: 19 Jun 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes We have some Afrkaan speaking staff willing to assist with interpretation.
Dutch Yes Some staff members happy to assist if necessary.
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes Staff members able to assist
Filipino Yes Some assistance available
Interpreter No Services avaailable for some languages
Maori - Te Reo Yes Staff members willing to assist if required.
Samoan Yes Staff able to assist
Tongan Yes Staff able to assist
Updated: 29 Apr 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes An inter-demoninational service is held every Wednesday afternoon. All resideents are welcome at the Catholic services.
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Assisi is a catholic facility owned by the Sisters of Mercy Aotearoa NZ. Assisi was built in 1971 by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood. Mass is held 3 mornings per week, and a communion service twice per week.
Salvation Army Yes
(Other comments) Yes Catholic services are held 5 days per week, all residents are welcome, inter-deminational services services are held weekly by varying denominations.
Updated: 2 Aug 2011
Public Transport 2.00 km Assisi is 1.5 kms outside the city boundary. The nearest bus route is 2 kms away.
Shops 2.00 km The Hillcrest shopping centre is our nearest centre, this provides full services. A New World supermarket is also around 2km away. Not accessable via mobility Scooters.
Mall 6.00 km The City Centre is 10 minutes away. Westfield Shopping Centre (Chartwell) is approximately 15 minutes away.
Parks 4.00 km Hamilton City Gardens offer beautiful walkways, cafe and is wheelchair accessible.
Library 2.00 km Assisi has a voluntary Librarian who visits our residents, gets to know their tastes in literature, then sources books from the Hillcrest Branch of the Hamilton Public Library. Assisi also has a number of books in our in-house library.
Updated: 29 Apr 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes Several staff have completed the National Certificate, others are working towards it.
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Two staff members have National Certificate.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We are a member of NZACA
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. No Available from request to the Executive Manager
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 19 Jun 2015