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George Manning Lifecare
Hospital Care
1 Hennessy Place
South West
(03) 338 9164
(03) 338 7028
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At George Manning Lifecare we offer our residents a home away from home in a residential care environment catering for rest home and hospital care. The complex consists of a 64 bed hospital, 15 bed rest home and 34 independent living cottages.

George Manning Lifecare believe in providing a high quality level of care and support in a friendly and welcoming environment.

We place an emphasis on staff education to ensure all staff are trained and experienced in delivering quality care to the residents. We value the importance of Registered Nurses leading our team to provide professional nursing care, and employ a high number of experienced RNs to ensure a consistent standard of care at all times.

The Facility consists of 80 single rooms, all with their own ensuites. There are two sheltered courtyards to which some rooms have direct access. The Facility is currently undergoing a comprehensive repair and refurbishment programe after the Christchurch earthquakes. These repairs are being staged to minimise disruption, and the residents are kept informed as each stage is completed.

Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with mementos like a favourite chair, pieces of furniture, pictures, photos and ornaments so they can feel as ‘at home’ as possible. We support residents to enjoy George Manning Lifecare as they would their own home.

Residents are able to participate in a wide variety of activities within the Facility. Games, exercises, crafts and housie are popular, as are the weekly outings in our mini buse. A weekly Happy Hour is combined with live entertainment throughout the afternoon, and church services are also held on a weekly basis. For those residents who prefer a quieter lifestyle there is a choice of lounges and lovely quiet sunny courtyards with outdoor seating to enjoy and share with their visitors.

As we understand the importance of residents' connections with the community, we have an open door policy with regards to visiting, allowing friends and family to stop by at any time convenient to them. Residents are welcome to have their husband/wife join them for meals from time to time (a small fee is charged for the meal). Family are encouraged to treat our Facility like their home when visiting their family members, and tea and coffee making facilities are available.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 36
Vacancy Yes
We currently have two vacancies in our hospital facility for Long Term and Respite Care. You are welcome to come and view at any time, or contact our Facility Manager to make an appointment to view.
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 20 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours per day.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes We have an Exercise and Mobility Programme led by 2 experienced Physiotherapy Assistants, under the supervision of our visiting Physiotherapist.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable As required
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a qualified Diversional Therapist who leads our Activities Programme, supported by two experienced Activities Assistants who are completing relevant training
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Our Hair Salon is open 2 mornings per week.
Podiatrist Negotiable Our contracted podiatrist visits every six weeks.
Dietitian Negotiable Our contracted dietitian is available on an as-needed basis.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Weekly church services. Our visiting spiritual advisors are available as required for extra visits.
Other Personnel Negotiable We have three house doctors, as well a number of local GPs who support our residents.
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
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
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes Post-operative care available.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes All dietary requirements met.
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes Stomal care available.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Post stroke care available.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Management team of four senior Registered Nurses on call to support the Registered and Enrolled staff who are on duty in the facility 24 hours a day.
Psychiatrist No Available on an as-required basis.
Updated: 4 Jul 2012
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Whanau Room Yes Family room available.
Rooms (Single) Yes All rooms are single with ensuite, and many have direct access to our attractive courtyards.
Rooms (Suit Couple) No We endeavour to allocate adjacent rooms to couples who wish to be close to each other.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have full ensuite facilities.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Furniture can be brought into our Home as long as it can be accommodated in the room.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have some goldfish in residence, however pets are welcome visitors and give our residents a great deal of pleasure.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Residents can personalise the temperature of their room, however the temperature is automatically adjusted to a comfortable level.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Residents' spiritual and cultural needs are met. Outside cultural advisers available on an as-needed basis.
Newsletter Yes Monthly newsletter.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Some residents have an element of confusion however we do not provide specialised dementia care.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have several small comfortable lounges in addition to the two main lounges. Tea making facilities are available and families are welcome to use these facilities.
Outings Yes We have a mini-van available for outings.
Smoking Permitted Yes Sheltered designated smoking areas in our courtyards.
Sprinklers Yes Smoke alarms and sprinklers throughout the facility.
Audit report available Yes Available from the Ministry of Health Website.
Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Special Features
Special Features

It is the mission of George Manning Lifecare to achieve excellence in the provision of services to the older person while ensuring the business remains viable within the health care industry.
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Comprehensive activities programme. Mini van. Library on site.

Advocate, Age Concern, Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Blind Foundation, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Digital camera, Exercises, Email, Fax, Games, Gas Fire, Golden Oldies, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Interdenominational, Internet, Jigsaw, Massage, Meal choices, Men (a good proportion of men to women), Minibus, Motivational, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Park, Parties, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Recreation, Religious services, Roses, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Vegetarian, Videos, Visitors
Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals All meals prepared on site and any dietary requirements met. Our cooks are very experienced and provide delicious and nutritious meals and snacks, using good quality ingredients and fresh produce.
Staffing Details Residents care needs met by trained and experienced caring staff. Two clinical supervisors oversee the daily operation of the facility and assist our Charge Nurses, Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Care Assistants to ensure our residents receive the very best of care.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include As per District Health Board Contract
Updated: 4 Jul 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Interpreters accessed as required. Charges may apply.
Malayalam Yes
Spanish Yes
Tamil Yes
Updated: 22 May 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Services once a month
Baptist Yes Services once a month
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes Services once per month.
Presbyterian Yes Services once per month.
Roman Catholic Yes Mass four times per month.
Salvation Army Yes Services once per month.
(Other comments) Yes Individual spiritual care.
Updated: 20 Sep 2013
Public Transport 0.03 km Bus stop at gate, and the Orbiter bus stop is a short walk from George Manning House.
Shops 0.30 km The local dairy and fish and chip shop are just across the road from the main entrance
Mall 0.50 km Barrington Mall
Parks 1.00 km Barrington Park
Library 0.50 km Barrington Mall Complex
Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) 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
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Please see Ministry of Health website
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Our associated Retirement Village, Paulger Courts Retirement Village, is a member of the RVA
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 20 Sep 2013