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Kemp Home and Hospital

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Kemp Home and Hospital
21 Te Pene Avenue
Titahi Bay
Porirua 5022
Postal Address
PO Box 52081
Titahi Bay
Porirua 5242
Capital & Coast
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Valelia Gibb - (04) 236 8099
Wellington City Mission - (04) 477 5960
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The staff at Kemp Home and Hospital undertake to provide
a professional and caring environment with opportunities for elders to live a dignified and fulfilling daily life.

We believe in:

the individuality of those in our care and their right to make informed choices through our interaction with them and their families,


in creating a pleasant living environment with professional care and the encouragement of activity, both mental and physical, to maintain the optimum quality of life.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 7 Mar 2012

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No - 0
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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: 21 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 8x40 Yes Registered nurses on all shifts supervise and take responsibility for all care
Enrolled Nurse 2x40 Yes
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes Services available as prescribed. Physiotherapist visits at least weekly.
Social Worker (on site) 0.00 No All services provided by Capital Support and Capital Coast staff.
Hairdresser Yes Available Tuesdays. Very reasonable rates for both men and women.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits twice monthly.
Dietitian Yes Annual Dietician audit of all meal servcies
Accredited Visitors Yes Accredited canine visitor, weekly.
Kaumatua Yes For both Maori and Pacific Island clients
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Anglican Chaplain on staff. Anglican Church Service each Thusday. Services for people of other Christian denominations and other faiths as requested. Chapel and hall available.
Other Personnel Yes Medical Officer, experienced in geriatric care available at all times.

Updated: 13 Feb 2015

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes Currently undertaking advanced qualifications
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Registered nurses have advanced qualifications and/or experience in gerontology.

Updated: 20 May 2009

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
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Limited to availability

Updated: 22 Mar 2013

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes Shared
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents 'Happy Hour' each Saturday
Pets In Residence Yes We currently have two cats, budgies and fish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Clients pay for private line, or cordless phones available for use in each Wing.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Adjustable heating available in each room.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Eleven areas of varying sizes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes Also play room for children
Residents Committee Yes Independent chairperson, families welcome.
Family Committee Yes As residents committee
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Suburban setting with extensive sheltered gardens including rose garden and gazebo.
Smokers Room Yes Two smoking areas available for residents.
Smoking Permitted Yes We have an allocated smoking area
Semi-Secure Yes Facility locked at 5pm each night.

Updated: 22 Mar 2013

Special Features
Special Features
Suburban setting with extensive sheltered gardens including rose garden and gazebo.

Nursing students from Whitiriea Polytechnic and care giver students from a variety of institutions undertake learning experience and add to our daily experiences.

Updated: 20 May 2009

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme: We have an extensive daily activity programme with a variety of activities suitable for clients of all abilities. Some activities such as Pacific Island music and drumming for people of other cultures.
Family members welcome

Advocacy Services, Age Concern and Alzhiemers visits on request and as required

Massage and Aromatherapy: used by nursing staff

Big print books: An extensive collection

Blind Foundation and Hearing Association Affiliations

Board games and Jigsaw Puzzles: We have a large collection. Quiz sessions weekly


Meal choices, Breakfast in bed and special diets catered for. Vegetarian option available

Canine friends visit weekly. Budgies and fish in house

Care and Craft (some rsidents go to Care 'n' Craft on Wednesdays, held at local Church).

Chapel: available to all denominations and faiths. Weekly Anglican and Catholic Services. Anglican Chaplain on staff.

Children welcome. Playroom and toys available. Some rooms overlook Kura school

Singing and sing a longs weekly and weekly classical music appreciation group

Concerts and entertainment: regularly

Cooking; Maori/Pacific Island cooking monthly, at Kemp's Maori/Pacific Island Club.

Dancing and Socials

Electric beds

Exercises for all levels of ability daily

Fax available

Garden: extensive sheltered gardens and barbecue area. An outstanding rose garden.Gardening club

Happy Hour every Saturday afternoon

Housie/Bingo weekly

Library: Inhouse and Porirua library service

Maori Women's Welfare League,

Minibus and regular outings, shopping trips to Porirua (North City Plaza) Thursdays. Titahi Bay shopping centre next to the facility.

Newspaper reading daily

Organ and pianos available for use

Park: Kemp Hospital is situated next to Kura Park and opposite Kura school

Parties: Families are welcome to celebrate family occasions in our hall. Catering and catering facilities available

RSA: We are within walking distance of the local RSA and have close association with them. Many of the men and women in our facility are RSA members

Views from most bedroom and lounge windows

Visitors welcome at all times.

Updated: 20 May 2009

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not All hotel services including personal laundry provided in cost.
Staffing qualifications and details Each unit is staffed by a team of Registered Nurses and Caregivers, led by a Nurse Manager who is responsible for the day to day running and quality of care in the unit.
Details about meals All meals provided including morning and afternoon teas and snacks as desired. Facilities for tea and coffee and heating food in each unit
Associated Complexes Also listed as Rest Home.

Updated: 20 May 2009

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes
Japanese No We are situated in Porirua and participate in the Sister City exchanges with Nishio, a city similar to ours and S.E. of Ngagoya
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Details Yes Tokalau, Cook Island Maori & All Pacific Island languages
Other Information Yes Staff at Kemp Home and Hospital wish to make admission and stay at Kemp as pleasant and supportive as possible for clients of all cultures and ethnic groups. There are people on the staff who are fluent in Maori, all Pacific and several Asian languages.

Updated: 29 Jun 2010

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Kemp Chaplain Brenda Stade provides a Church service each week on Thursday, at St Nicholas Chapel, Kemp Home.
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Christian, L.D.S, Buddhist. Muslim
(Other comments) Yes Open to people of all Christian denominations and other faiths. Clergy and religious representatives are welcome and we will strive to provide support in any way possible.

Updated: 5 Apr 2013

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.03 Km On main bus route to Porirua station and shopping centres. Bus stop outside.
Shops 0.20 Km Adjoining local shopping centre
Mall 3.00 Km Extensive shopping and parking at North City plaza (5 minute drive)
Parks 0.10 Km Adjoining local sports ground
Library 2.00 Km Porirua library and museum with restuarant at Pataka (4 minute drive)

Updated: 20 May 2009

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Other details Yes Ministry of Health: Hospital Licensing and Ministry of health: Health and Disabilty Services Certification.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 20 May 2009

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