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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd

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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd
Calvary Hospital
215 Centre Street
Invercargill 9812
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Southland)
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Margaret Brown - 03 2168099
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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
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 43
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $12.00/day as at 27 Jan 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 17 Aug 2022
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: 9 Nov 2020
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
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.
Nurse Practitioner No We have access to a NP via Southland Hospital should a referral be required.
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 Physiotherapist who visits twice a week. We also have 2 Physio Aides who work during the week and deliver the programme as directed by the Physio.
Diversional Therapist No The Activities Coordinators are working towards their Level 4 Certificates in D.T
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes The Activities Co-ordinator plans and provides a varied activities programme which meets the needs of the patients.
Hairdresser 16 Yes The Hairdresser is available every Wednesday, with 2 on a Thursday, to provide a service to Residents and Patients.
Podiatrist Yes The Registered Podiatrist offers a fortnightly service to ensure good foot care. Residents with diabetes are seen on a regular basis.
Dietitian Yes We have a registered Dietitian who visits monthly and assesses patients dietary requirements. She supervises any special diets and plans winter and summer menus which are balanced and nutritious.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a chapel where daily mass is offered at 11am. Interdenominational services are also offered. Informal combined prayer groups meet, or people can sit quietly alone. We are 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: 9 Nov 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Registered staff support and manage long term oxygen therapy via Oxygen Concentrators.
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.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Staff are trained to give quality nursing care to patients as they cope with the end stages of life. We work closely with the Hospice, who visit as required.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Our Registered Nurses work with the local DHB District Nurses and IV Nurse Specialist to provide this service if neccessary.
Dialysis Yes We can support and manage patients with Peritoneal Dialysis. We liaiase with the Dialysis Unit in Dunedin. We have a room set up for Haemodialysis, which is managed by the Community Dialysis Nurses under the direction of Dialysis Unit in Dunedin.
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 Advice Yes We have our own in-house advisor and have access to the EBOS Continence Advisor and the DHB specialist.
Stomal Therapy 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
ACC Rehabilitation No We offer ACC funded care, before clients return to the DHB for Rehabilitation.
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Control Specialist 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.
Surgical Followup Yes We offer privately funded convalescent care if a bed is available.
Clinical Management 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: 9 Nov 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 All patients coming for Respite Care need approved through the NASC team at SDHB, who will liaise with us. Their medications need blister packed, (arranged with their Pharmacist), and a Covid 19 screening form completed within 48 hours prior to admission (arranged with their GP Nurse).
Carer Support Yes Remember to bring your signed Carer Support form with you. All patients coming for Carer support care need their medications blister packed (arranged with their Pharmacist), and a Covid 19 screening form completed within 48 hours prior to admission (arranged with their GP Nurse).
Private Paying Yes All patients need their medications blister packed (arranged with their Pharmacist), and a Covid 19 screening form completed within 48 hours prior to admission. This needs to be arranged with their GP Nurse.
Booking can be made in advance Yes It is advised to ring and book in advance.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Limited
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes To be negotiated with Manager
Ensuite Yes Limited ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes Limited. We do celebrate special occasions.
Pets In Residence Yes We have a Shitzu named Jack who comes each day with the Manager and brings comfort to many patients and enjoyment to staff. We also have a delightful cat named Henry who spreads himself around the complex once Jack goes home.
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 We supply free Wifi. Check in at Reception for the password.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Some rooms.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
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.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Limited- only after discussion with Manager.
Outings Yes We have our own wheelchair van and our Activity Coordinator has regular outings, weather dependent.
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. Limited meals may be provided for 1 support person and there are facilities for tea and coffee making.
Residents Committee No Regular patients meetings are held and family members are welcome to attend these.
Newsletter Yes Calvary issues a 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 cognitive impairment but we are not a specialised Dementia Unit.
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. Please ask staff where this is. Calvary is Smoke-free to staff and visitors.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Special Features
Special Features
We have Sky available in all rooms. Patients need to provide own TV and Decoder.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a monthly planner for our Activities programme which includes regular outings and entertainment.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details We train our staff through Careerforce, and our Educator supports them to achieve their HealthCare Assistants Level 3 and 4 qualifications.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
Deaf Blind Sign Language No Limited.
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Other Information Yes Translations are now available via cellphone apps.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes We are an interdenominational facility
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Currently being worked towards.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 9 Nov 2020

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