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CHT St Christopher's Home & Hospital
Hospital Care
230 St George St, Papatoetoe
Postal Address
PO Box 74341
Auckland 1546
Counties Manukau
09 278 4637
09 278 0244
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Christine Beukes - 09 278 4637
CHT - 09 522 4585
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CHT St Christopher's Home & Hospital offers a charming sense of home amongst peaceful gardens with easy walking paths and outdoor areas.

Local shops, parks and public transport are a short walk away in the heart of Papatoetoe while open plan social spaces keep residents active and engaged and quiet spots offer secluded private time.

Quality care, compassion and a strong connection to the community is at the heart of CHT Healthcare Trust. For over 55 years we have been taking great care of older people in the Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty areas. Each of our properties provides a sense of home for residents, seamless transition across levels of care and support for families.

As an independent healthcare trust, CHT focuses all energy and resources into caring for residents, their families and communities.

Amenities provided:

• Gardens
• Outdoor seating spaces
• BBQ area
• Shared lounge spaces
• Shared dining room
• Activities programme
• Organised outtings
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 4 Sep 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 39
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes - Long term or short term care (
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 18 Oct 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24hrs Yes We provide 24 hour registered nurse care.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 24hrs Yes
Physiotherapist 4hrs Yes
Activities Co-ordinator 35hrs Yes Please refer to activities and interest section below for further information
Hairdresser Yes We have an onsite hairsalon. Hairdresser comes here every week.
Podiatrist Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable Available on request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Various religious advisors visit on a regular basis - please refer to Religious affiliation section below.
Other Personnel Yes GP - residents may choose their own doctors. The Cook is also well known to residents.
Updated: 4 Sep 2017
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
IV Antibiotic Capability No Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy No Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
Stroke Rehabilitation No Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
Tracheotomy Care No Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
Spinal Injuries Care No Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care No We access psychiatric specialist care from MHSOP MMH
Community Health No Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
Other Specialties No Clinical Nurse specialist available from MMH
Updated: 10 May 2010
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage all residents to bring personal items and furniture to make their space feel more like home.
Single Rooms Yes Spacious and individually decorated
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have some rooms with a joining doors that will suit couples.
Ensuite Yes 25 rooms have ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes Within reasonable linits and subject to medication and medical condition
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents have to contact Telecom and pay for their connection
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Some rooms are heated individually and others by underfloor heating which is controlled by central thermostat
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We receive referals from Taikura Trust
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 3 lounges/seating areas that residents may use.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes We have a once a week Bus Trip to a variety of different destinations.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings are held once very 6 weeks
Family Committee Yes Families can join resident's meetings if they wish.
Newsletter Yes Every 3 months
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes ACE training programm on Challenging behaviours provided to all staff
Confused Residents Yes Aspects of dealing with confused residents is also covered by ACE staff training
Rural Setting No We have peaceful, well-kept gardens and grounds and residents benefit from this beautiful setting.
Smokers Room Yes Smoker's designated area available which is outside but undercover.
Smoking Permitted Yes
Updated: 12 Oct 2017
Special Features
Special Features
St Christopher's Hospital and Residential Home is a modern care facility operated by CHT. In our Hospital Wing we offer 26 single bedrooms and 1 twin-share room with all en-suite facilities. In our Residential Wing we have 20 single bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. Residents in this wing enjoy their own dining area and lounges for reading, socialising or for pursuing a favourite hobby.

We encourage all residents to bring personal items and furniture to make their space feel more like home. We have peaceful, well-kept gardens and grounds and residents benefit from this beautiful setting.

We hold concerts and enjoy and arrange social and recreational activities including regular outings in the CHT bus. We also have an onsite hairsalon. Delicious and nutritious meals are freshly prepared onsite each day. Special dietary needs are taken care of.

Residents may choose their own doctors and we have a full compliment of skilled medical staff on-hand to provide the best care possible and a high standard of service at all times.

We look forward to caring for your needs and providing you with the best. Your satisfaction is important to us and we work hard to maintain a high standard of service at all times. We welcome any ideas that will help us improve this service.

Services we provide:
Residential Care of Elderly and Young Disabled, GP, Medical Care, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Divisional Therapy, Dietetics and Speech Language Therapy, Registered Nurses, Personal Care, Recreation and Social Activities
Updated: 7 Nov 2012
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
As part of our Activity programme we have Art, Bingo, Cards,Bowls, Classical Music, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Happy Hour, Games, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, and Sing-a-longs.

We also have Advocates who visit to assist residents with any issues they may have and have regular contact with
Age Concern, Blind Foundation, Maori Women's Welfare, and the Parkinson's Society.

Residents are able to enjoy breakfast in bed if they wish and we have email facilities available which we will assist resident's to use to keep contact with friends and family.

Also on site we have a BBQ for the warmer weather, Big print books, Picnic facilities and Sky TV.

We also have regular visits from church and childrens groups and enjoy making a special effort for holiday celebrations such as Christmas and Easter.

A minibus is available for weekly outings. Shopping trips are also enjoyed by the residents.

We also have lovely gardens which residents are welcome to help with at anytime.
Updated: 10 May 2010
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Delicious and nutritious meals are freshly prepared onsite each day. Special dietary needs are taken care of.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We have mixiture of long serving staff and new staff. We have regular ongoing ACE training. All our staff are selected based on compassionate and caring skills in line with Christian Health care Trust philosophies.
Associated Complexes We are one of the nine CHT organisation facilities in the greater Auckland area.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please refer to management for fee details
Updated: 7 Nov 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
Deaf Blind Sign Language No Access to Braille books from the blind foundation
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Malay Yes
Mandarin Yes
Nepali Yes
Niuean Yes
Punjabi Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 4 Sep 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Fortnightly service
Baptist Yes Fortnightly service
Christian Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Priest visits every Friday
Updated: 10 May 2010
Public Transport 0.50 km The nearest bus stop is half a km away.
Shops 1.00 km This is the Hunters Corner shops.
Mall 1.50 km Manukau Shopping Mall is 1.5 kms away and has a wide range of shops.
Parks 1.00 km Park close by with gardens and playground.
Library 1.00 km Papatoetoe Library
Updated: 10 May 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes Health Ed Trust
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 10 May 2010

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