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Cook Street Nursing Care Centre
Hospital Care
141 Cook St
Palmerston North 4410
Postal Address
PO Box 1882, Palmerston North
(06) 358 8530
(06) 358 8518
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Anna Blackwell - 358 8530
Anna Blackwell & Wayne Porter - 021752032
Clinical Lead
Rebecca Winchcombe - 358 8530
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Wayne and I purchased this business on the 22nd November 2017. We are very proud to be the owner operators of this small and special home for older adults. We believe we are the only privately owned and operated facility left in Palmerston North. This gives us a unique opportunity to make decisions on the spot and tailor care to individual resident and family needs. We are also able to accommodate respite care or private recuperation if we have available occupancy.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 14 Sep 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 18
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 14 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse on duty at all times
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes Chris Hattle conducts a 2 physio sessions every Thursday in the facility. One for the Rest Home Residents and one for the Hospital Residents.
Diversional Therapist Yes Linda Barnes is our Diversional Therapist and has a current registration.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Lesley Day - her speciality is hair sets and perms.
Podiatrist Yes Lorraine McCrae
Dietitian Yes Gaye Philpott oversees the winter and summer menu to make sure the residents diets are varied and well balanced.
Kaumatua Yes Bill and Jackie TeAweAwe Larkin
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Jackie Larkin and Bill Larkin.
Other Personnel Yes Danny Karatea-Goddard - Educator on Maori Health and the Treaty of Waitangi.
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Work in partnership with Arohanui Hospice
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Via DN service
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Rebecca Winchcombe
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Brian Momongan - Infection Control
Updated: 9 Mar 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes If a bed is availabe at the time that respite care is needed we are happy to accomodate this.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes If we have any vacancies we are able to provide private convalescence or care short term.
Booking can be made in advance No It is very hard to book too far in advance but ring and talk to Anna to discuss possibilities.
Updated: 9 Mar 2018
Day Care Yes We can arrange for this in some cases - phone to discuss
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We were a pilot site for the Arohanui Hospice SEQUAL project. Our staff were trained and have integrated a palliative approach to our care delivery. We work very closely with Arohanui Hospice when appropriate.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have ensuites
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring in their favourite chair and pictures to make them feel right at home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Under management supervision
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes If you can't bear to part with your pet please let us know and we will do our best to accomodate your request.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes You are able to have a phone connected and bring your own number - talk to your telco provider.Ask them about a 'home' mobile. This looks like a home phone, has a landline number but functions from a SIM card - remember landlines are not the future!
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Residents have a meeting once a month with Anna and Wayne
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes We enjoy taking the residents out in our van to various locations around the city.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 9 Mar 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Cook Street Nursing Care Centre offers a homely atmosphere where it is easy to make friends. With a maximum occupancy of 30 people it enables our staff to get to know all our residents and their families.
Updated: 14 Sep 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme
Big print books
Board Games , Breakfast in bed, Care and Craft, , Church, Cooking, Craft, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Gardening, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Music, Newspaper reading, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Advocate, Age Concern, Art, Blind Foundation, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Minigolf, Minibus, Music
Updated: 14 Sep 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals All meals are cooked on the premises. If you have any special requests this can be discussed on admission
Updated: 14 Sep 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Cantonese Yes We have a resident who speaks cantonese and one of our tutors can speak Cantonese
Chinese dialect Yes
Dutch Yes We have one resident and our supervising housekeeper is from Holland
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Interpreter Yes We can arrange a interpreter when required
Rumanian Yes Our casual cook is from Romania
Tongan Yes One of our lovely housekeepers is from Tonga
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 14 Sep 2016
Public Transport 0.30 km
Shops 0.10 km There is a dairy across the road along with oderings flower centre. Cook St Pharmacy is also located across the road and is open Monday to Friday 8.30 - 5.30
Mall 2.00 km
Parks 0.50 km We are just a stones throw away from The Esplanade.
Library 2.00 km
Updated: 28 Apr 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 14 Sep 2016