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Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home and Hospital

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Vacancy
No
Name
Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home and Hospital
Category
Hospital Care
Address
295 Brockville Rd
Brockville
Dunedin
Dunedin
Postal Address
P.O. Box 1214, DUNEDIN
DHB
Southern (Otago)
Phone
(03) 476 2028
Fax
(03) 476 2256
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Sister Rita Nedunthally - 03 476 2028
Owner
Little Sisters of the Poor - 03 476 2028
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Description
Sacred Heart Home, as all facilities owned by the Little Sisters of the Poor, exists to extend hospitality towards the Aged suffering from financial need, loneliness or other difficulties. We do this recalling the words of the Lord "I was a stranger and you welcomed me" Matthew 25.35.

Together with our staff we do this, continuing the charismatic inspiration of Jeanne Jugan our Foundress. Through love filled services for our elderly brothers and sisters and witness to the compassionate love and Mercy of God for all persons.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 2 Jul 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care28
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
We have no vacanies in our Hospital.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 20 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour/7 day cover.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Caregivers in the Rest Home and Hospital.
Physiotherapist 16 Yes The Physiotherapy Clinic is available four mornings a week - the Physiotherapist is employed by Back-in-Motion Physiotherapy and Pilates.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have two diverional therapists who work five days a week throughout the year. They work in the rest home and hospital sections of the Home.
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdresser who visits once a week on Thursdays.
Podiatrist Yes A local podiatrist visits once a month.
Dietitian Yes Dietitian reviews individual needs as required.
Accredited Visitors Yes We have a number of volunteers and also a number of Associate Members.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Chaplin comes daily to celebrate mass and visit residents. In addition, other religious denominations visit residents at their request.
Other Personnel Yes Cleaners - Maintenance workers. We manage our own catering service with a team committed to providing nutritional meals for our Residents.
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes The Palliative care team visits Residents who require palliative care nursing and advise the nursing staff on site how to assist each Resident in this stage of their lives.
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes Our Senior Registered Nurses attend to wound care.
Diabetic Care Yes RN Monitors BSL and dietary intake.
Continence Advisor Yes Continence Advisor assesses each Resident on admission and when needed.
Infection Control Yes A registered nurse is responsible for infection control.
Psychiatric Care Yes A qualified practioner visits the elderly who require specialised treatment. The Little Sisters do not admit the elderly who are classed with major psychiatric illnesses.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Our Home is not equipped to care for the elderly who have Dementia or Alzheimers Disease. We do not have a secure area to care for this type of elderly.
Clinical Manager Yes We have a Clinical Manager is on site.
Psychiatrist Yes
Updated: 16 Aug 2012
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We take the elderly who require respite care from two weeks to four weeks.
Advance bookings taken Yes Yes we ensure there is a register with the dates of those elderly wanting respite care.
Updated: 16 Aug 2012
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Ensuite Yes In the hospital section each Resident has a full ensuite In the Rest Home each room has a toilet and wash basin.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes The new Residents may bring furniture but it has to be suitable for the room space to avoid clutter.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Yes however this has to be monitored to avoid the room being too hot or too cold.
Newsletter Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are several lounges in the Rest Home. The Hospital has a large lounge with a view overlooking Dunedin, the beaches and the ocean.
Outings Yes We have weekly outings for the Residents and for special occasions.
Smoking Permitted No Smoke Free Facility
Semi-Secure Yes Yes
Sprinklers Yes Throughout the entire complex.
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Special Features
At Sacred Heart Home we provide a home like atmosphere for our residents. We along with our staff continually endeavour the charism of our first Little Sister, St Jeanne Jugan by ensuring the residents feel at home, respected, secure and loved.
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Interests & Activities
ACTIVITES PROGRAMME - Gentle exercises - reading the daily news - entertainers - bowls - bingo - outings - library
MY SKY television - films shown on a big screen
SPECIAL PARTIES - by arrangement.
CRAFTS -
SPIRITUAL - Daily Mass in the chapel
GARDENING
FLOWER ARRANGING
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals Breakfast is served on trays to the Residents in their rooms Lunch at midday - Three course meal Evening meal at 5.00.p.m. Morning tea, afternoon tea and supper are provided. We accommodate all dietary restrictions and needs
Staffing Details 24/7 registered nurse Caregivers, laundry, administration and maintenance personnel on site. Kitchen is staffed by the Home. Little Sisters are available in all areas of the Home.
Associated Complexes St Joseph's Home & Hospital located in Auckland.
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes All our Little Sisters and Staff speak English.
French Yes Yes - the religious Sisters speak French
Korean Yes Some staff speak Korean.
Maori - Te Reo Yes Several staff speak Maori.
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes Several staff speak Tongan.
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Yes - we have several Residents of the Anglican faith, The Anglican minister visits every so often
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes The majority of the Residents are of the Catholic Faith
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 5.50 km We have a very regular bus service that runs into town. Bus stop is at the entrance of our Home
Shops   There are several shops across the road from the Home including a pharmacy, a four square store, and a take away.
Mall 5.50 km Three shopping Malls in town -take the bus to George Street.
Parks 6.00 km Rhododendron Dell, Aviary's, Glass Houses and duck ponds - Dunedin Botanical Gardens, North Dunedin.
Library 5.00 km Dunedin Public Library
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes We are members of CANZ as it ensures other aspects of the Aged Care sector.
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our diversional therapy staff have the National Certificate for Diversional Therapy.
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes The Little Sisters are members of NZ Aged Care Association.
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes The audit report is available on request.
Other details Yes HZANZ as our auditing agency.
Care Association New Zealand New Zealand Aged Care Association Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 3 Feb 2017

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