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Fitzgerald Complex
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437 Armagh Street
North East
(03) 9822 165 ext 3
(03) 9822 164
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Chris Webster - 373 8350, 021 1034581
Anglican Living - 943 0891
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The staff are wonderful

It's a nice place. No one wants their parents to end up in care and with a diagnosis of Dementia and when our mum had to move in to care very quickly after a series of bad falls we were understandably sceptical and apprehensive. The staff made an effort to get to know not just our mum but her family and friends, always make us welcome and also make themselves available to chat to if and when we needed some support in coming to terms with things. Residents have activities every day and the staff make an effort to be inclusive of needs and abilities and to promote and support independance as much as possible. It's never going to be like being at home, but the staff acknowlege this and try to make it as homely as they can.

Respected as a Christchurch centre of excellent elderly care our friendly team are second to none. In our sunny, spacious 38 bed hospital our professional team of registered nurses and care staff offer dedicated 24 hour care.

The Anglican Living mission is to enhance quality of life within a Christian family environment by:

- relating to all people with Christian compassion, dignity, trust and respect.
- working in partnership to encourage independence and well-being.
- respecting people's cultural, spiritual and ethnic backgrounds.
- ensuring best practice and continuous improvement.
- acknowledging all people as unique individuals.
- providing a safe and secure environment.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 38
Vacancy Yes
For more information or to view the facilities please phone:
Fe Taganas RN, Unit Manager 03 373-8355 or Facility Manager, Chris Webster 03 373-8350
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 20 Apr 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Avi Chand is our unit manager - 03 373 8356
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a team of 6 co-ordinators who work around all the units at Fitzgerald.
Hairdresser Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes Meals are provided by Medirest at Compass Group NZ Ltd offering 2 menu choices for both lunch and dinner
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The Revd Jill Keir
Updated: 11 Apr 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes When beds available.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have an ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have an alcohol policy attached to our Admission agreement
Pets In Residence Yes Our two feline friends Sylvester & Oscar are constantly on the prowl, checking everyone's OK
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please talk to us to see what we might be able to accommodate.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have one communal lounge and plenty more options for a quiet chat with family - both inside and outside.
Outings Yes Our wheelchair/easy access bus is used regularly for outings and shopping trips.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside only.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Bowls, Housie, Pastoral care (church) , Entertainers, Exercises, Newspaper reading.

See our Activities Programme calendar below.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact manager for list of costs.
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
PNG dialect Yes
Rumanian Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Public Transport 0.10 km Metro Route 60 - Hillmorton/Southshore
Shops 0.20 km Linwood Village and Stanmore Road local shops including KiwiPost and New World supermarket.
Mall 2.00 km The Palms shopping centre is just down the road.
Parks 0.25 km 5 minute walk to Beverley Park
Library 1.50 km Linwood Library - 1st Floor of Eastgate Mall, Buckleys Road
Updated: 21 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 Jul 2016