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Avon Lifecare (Family Owned)
Hospital Care
437 Armagh Street
Christchurch 8011
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Darlene Dobui - 373 8350
Family owned and operated - 9822165
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Darlene Dobui - 3738354
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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
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 2 Mar 2020
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
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 29
Vacancy No
No we do not have a room available. For more information or to view the facilities please phone: Ricki Anderson 03 373-8350
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 20 Sep 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 6 Dec 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
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: 2 Mar 2020
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
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 2 Mar 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 When beds available.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 2 Mar 2020
Feature Status Details
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: 2 Mar 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Bowls, Housie, Pastoral care (church) , Entertainers, Exercises, Newspaper reading.

See our Activities Programme calendar below.
Updated: 2 Mar 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact manager for list of costs.
Updated: 2 Mar 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
PNG dialect Yes
Rumanian Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 2 Mar 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 2 Mar 2020
Location Distance Details
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: 2 Mar 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 2 Mar 2020

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