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Avon Lifecare - Fitzgerald Hospital

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Avon Lifecare
Category
Hospital Care
Address
437 Armagh Street
Avonside
Christchurch 8011
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
(03) 9822 165 ext 3
Fax
(03) 9822 164
Email
View Email Address
Web
Visit Website
Personnel
Manager
Louise Nash - 373 8350
Owner
Family owned and operated
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The staff are wonderful

It's a nice place. No one wants their parents to end up in care and with a diagnosis of Dementia and when our mum had to move in to care very quickly after a series of bad falls we were understandably sceptical and apprehensive. The staff made an effort to get to know not just our mum but her family and friends, always make us welcome and also make themselves available to chat to if and when we needed some support in coming to terms with things. Residents have activities every day and the staff make an effort to be inclusive of needs and abilities and to promote and support independance as much as possible. It's never going to be like being at home, but the staff acknowlege this and try to make it as homely as they can.

Description
Fitzgerald is in the process of transferring ownership to that of a family operator and we are delighted that Fitzgerald will continue to operate as a care facility. We offer a sunny, spacious and homly environment that provides hospital care run by a professional team of registered nurses and care staff.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 31
Vacancy Yes
No we do not have a room
Impending vacancy No - No we do not have a room
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 14 Nov 2019
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 14 Nov 2019
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The Revd Jill Keir
Updated: 10 Jan 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes When beds available.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have an ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have an alcohol policy attached to our Admission agreement
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please talk to us to see what we might be able to accommodate.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have one communal lounge and plenty more options for a quiet chat with family - both inside and outside.
Outings Yes Our wheelchair/easy access bus is used regularly for outings and shopping trips.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside only.
Updated: 10 Jan 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Bowls, Housie, Pastoral care (church) , Entertainers, Exercises, Newspaper reading.

See our Activities Programme calendar below.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact manager for list of costs.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
PNG dialect Yes
Rumanian Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.10 km Metro Route 60 - Hillmorton/Southshore
Shops 0.20 km Linwood Village and Stanmore Road local shops including KiwiPost and New World supermarket.
Mall 2.00 km The Palms shopping centre is just down the road.
Parks 0.25 km 5 minute walk to Beverley Park
Library 1.50 km Linwood Library - 1st Floor of Eastgate Mall, Buckleys Road
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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

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