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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd

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At a glance
Vacancy
Yes
Name
Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd
Category
Hospital Care
Address
215 Centre St
Newfield
Invercargill
Invercargill 9812
DHB
Southern (Southland)
Phone
(03) 216 8099
Fax
(03) 216 9019
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Margaret Brown - 03 2168099
Other services
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Description
Our Rest Home and Hospital was formerly run by the Little Company of Mary, but is now governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Our role is to provide a centre of excellence in health care for the aged, the sick and the dying, without regard to religious affiliation.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care42
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We have Respite Care vacancies available- please phone to enquire.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 23 Jun 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
We have written acknowledgements from a local funeral director, and Southland Hospice re the care,compassion and professionalism shown by Calvary staff to patients and families. We also have copies of complimentary letters from families about the care received for their family members.
We have a contract with NZ Nurses Organisation for safe staffing levels.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner No We have access to a NP via Southland Hospital should a referral be required.
Registered Nurse Yes The Hospital has a Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are supported by a Clinical Coordinator who works Monday to Friday.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Enrolled Nurses support the Hospital Aides and Registered Nurse and provide care to patients relating to activities of daily living, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our maximum Hospital Aide:Patient ratio is 1:5 in the morning and 1:6 in the afternoon
Physiotherapist Yes We have a Registered Physio employed part time and a Physio Aide who works Mon-Fri.
Diversional Therapist No
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes The Activities Co-ordinators plan and provide a varied activities programme which meets the needs of the patients.
Hairdresser 16 Yes The Hairdresser is available every Wednesday and Thursday to provide a service to Residents and Patients.
Podiatrist Yes The Registered Podiatrist offers a monthly service to ensure good foot care. Residents with diabetes are seen on a regular basis.
Dietitian Yes We have a registered Dietitian who assesses all new patients dietary requirements and reviews their needs regularly. She supervises any special diets and plans winter and summer menus which are balanced and nutritional.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a chapel where daily mass is offered Monday to Saturday at 11am. Interdenominational services are also offered. Informal combined prayer groups meet, or people can sit quietly alone. We also supported by a team of voluntary Chapel helpers.
Other Personnel Yes Administration staff welcome you into Calvary and provide clerical ,administrative support and financial services. The Kitchen, Laundry and Cleaning staff make sure the complex is well serviced. We provide a light mending service.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have a Registered Nurse with a special interest in Palliative Care. Staff are trained to give quality nursing care to patients as they cope with the end stages of life. We also work closely with the Hospice, who visit as required.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Registered staff provide support to patients requiring Gastronomy/ Nasogastric management as long as the client meets the criteria set out by the local DHB.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Our Registered Nurses work with the local DHB District Nurses and IV Nurse Specialist to provide this service if neccessary.
Oxygen Management Yes Registered staff support and manage Oxygen therapy.
Surgical Followup Yes We offer privately funded convalescent care if a bed is available.
Wound Care Yes We are pro active, with the Clinical Coordinator, Registered and Enrolled Nurses providing excellent wound care with the ability to access the Wound Specialist Nurse from local DHB.
Diabetic Care Yes We provide support from all our nursing staff to our clients with diabetic needs, and have access to the Diabetes Nurse Specialists at the local DHB.
Continence Advisor Yes We have our own in-house advisor and have access to the DHB specialist.
Infection Control Yes We have a Registered Nurse who has extensive knowledge in Infection Control, and we have access to advice from the Infection Control Nurses at our local DHB, and Bug Control NZ.
Stomal Therapist Yes The Stomal Therapist from the local DHB visits any patient with an Ostomy appliance and offers ongoing support and advice as necessary.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Dialysis Yes We can support and manage patients with Peritoneal Dialysis. We liaiase with the Dialysis Unit in Dunedin.
Specialised Dementia Care No Not at this stage.
Gerontological Care Yes We are an aged care facility who specialise in making our clients feel at home and part of the extended community.
Clinical Manager Yes Our Clinical Co-ordinator works closely with the Manager to oversee the running of Calvary. She has an extensive back ground in aged care, particularly in Rehabilitation. She deputises for the Manager in her absence.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We take bookings for Hospital level respite care.
Carer Support Yes As above
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes Limited- only after discussion with Manager.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes We have a Palliative Care room, where 1-2 members of the family/whanau can stay overnight. It has it's own ensuite for family use, and a small enclosed area for privacy. Meals are not provided, but there are facilities for tea and coffee making.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes To be negotiated with Manager
Ensuite Yes Limited ensuites
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Limited
Alcohol Permitted Yes Limited. We do celebrate special occasions.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a delightful cat named Henry who spreads himself around the complex!
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We have a phone number attached to each room. You cannot transfer your current home number. Our line charge is very cheap and you pay for outgoing calls.
Wifi Yes Wifi may be purchased through the administration office on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Some rooms.
Residents Committee No Regular patients meetings are held and family members are welcome to attend these.
Newsletter Yes Calvary issues a quarterly newsletter and this is posted/e-mailed to N O K if details are provided in clinical notes.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We manage mild confusion but are not a specialised Dementia Unit.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 2 lounges, one where Activities are held, and another quieter one if family would like quiet time with their family member.
Outings Yes We have our own wheelchair van available, and utilise St Vincent De Paul bus once per month for outings.
Rural Setting Yes We are set upon one of the few hills in Invercargill with a beautiful outlook to the Takitimu ranges.
Smoking Permitted No There is a designated outside area for Resident smokers. Calvary is Smoke-free to staff and visitors.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Special Features
Special Features
We have Sky available in all rooms. Patients need to provide own TV and Decoder.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a monthly planner for our Activities programme which includes regular outings and entertainment.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes We are an interdenominational facility
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016

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