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Dixon House
Hospital Care
6 Brunner St
Greymouth 7805
Postal Address
6 Brunner Street
Greymouth 7805
West Coast
(03) 768 5347
03 768 5349
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Rosemary Kennedy - 037685347
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To provide care for people in Rest Home and Hospital Level Care. We believe people are important. We accept their right to be cared for and assisted towards their fulfillment and well-being. In this we look at the uniqueness of each person,emotional,mental, physical and Spiritual. So we can deliver person centered Care to allow equal opportunities for all people in our care.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 16
Vacancy Soon
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 01 Sep 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 28 Oct 2020
We as a family would like to acknowledge your love and compassion caring of our ...........We did have the privilege of visiting Greymouth when.......entered into your care. We were so comforted to know what marvelous hands ..........was in. Dixon House was a "Home" in every sense and for it to be the final destination gave us great comfort.

We so appreciate you help and support through.......final journey. You all made the stressful and sad experience easier for us.
Thank you to all the staff for the wonderful love and caring towards our ....... over the years that ......has resided in Dixon House.
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse on 24/7
Nurse Practitioner Yes In conjunction with the G.P.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Referral system
Occupational Therapist Yes Referral system
Social Worker (on site) Yes referral system
Diversional Therapist Yes 4 days a week
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 4 days a week
Hairdresser Yes In house monthly
Podiatrist Yes 3 monthly visits
Dietitian Yes Referral System
Accredited Visitors Yes Education presenters Business Reps Consultant
Kaumatua Yes Visits arranged
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Denominations provide services weekly.
Other Personnel Yes Musician school groups Gloriavale singing
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Provide service when required
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes Provide service when required
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Contracted
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Provide service in liaison with the Palliative Care Nurse Specialists, Oncologist and families.
IV Antibiotic Capability No Do have the capability.
Dialysis Yes Abdominal Peritoneal Dialysis only
Wound Care Yes Daily
Diabetic Care Yes Daily
Continence Advice Yes Daily and staff education on continence
Stomal Therapy Yes Can provide service
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Can provide service
ACC Rehabilitation No We could provide this service.
Spinal Injuries Care Yes Can provide this service
Infection Control Yes Daily
Community Health No Liaise with Community Health Teams
Clinical Management Yes Daily management
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Contracted
Carer Support Yes Contracted
High Care Needs Yes Can provide service.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes Is an option.
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Memorabilia-photos pictures. Furniture
Single Rooms Yes Mainly single rooms
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy Hour Sunday
Pets In Residence Yes One cat
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients No Currently no day care clients
Outings Yes Van outings
Whanau Room Yes Inside flat
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes
Smokers Room Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, BBQ, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Greypower, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pastoral care, Petanque, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Videos, Views, Womens Institute
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Nutritious homely meals reviewed by a Registered Dietitian and approved. All meals baking is prepared onsite and enjoyed by the Residents.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Registered Nurses/ Enrolled Nurses with ongoing education in relevant topics. Careerforce courses for caregivers/cleaners/kitchen staff Altura on line learning for all staff covering our yearly mandatory training CPR and first aid courses Palliative Care Study Days/ Nikki Pump Education/ Presenters giving education sessions on relevant topics e.g. Respiratory,Stroke/Diabetes/Cardiac/Civil Defence.
Associated Complexes Outside Flats for independent living
What's included in your fees and what's not GP consultations and prescription costs Ambulance transfers Laundry services outings
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes Can access
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Public Transport   Taxi Service
Shops   Close proximity
Mall   Shopping center
Parks   Close
Library   Library service available
Updated: 27 Aug 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 27 Aug 2019

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