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Lynton Lodge Hospital

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Lynton Lodge Hospital
45 William Denny Avenue
Auckland 1022
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Sue Lee - 0272459018
Sunrise Healthcare Limited - 093763502
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We strive for an improved quality of living and our particilar aim is to provide atteentive care that will enhance the medical, psychological, spiritual, cultural, physical and social well being of our patients, so they can live as independent and active a life as possible within personal limitations.

Set in the leafy suburb of Westmere, we are just around the corner from the beach at Cox's Bay and five minutes from the cafes at the Westmere shops. You can often hear the tuis singing in the old pohutakawa tree in the front garden and there is a family of grey warblers to be seen enjoying life in the camellia bush. When you sit on our front verandah you can see the sea and breathe in the coastal air all year round.

We served home cooked, nutritionally approved, fresh, seasonal food and our chef is always very attentive to the special dietary needs of all patients.

The hospital is clean, shiny and bright and visitors often comment on how welcoming and pleasant it is as they step through the door. We strive to maintain a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere whilst ensuring the efficient smooth running of a fresh and up to date hospital environment.

There are pastime and hobby interests every weekday morning and a bus outing to somewhere different in Auckland weekly. Trivia quizzes are well-liked and visitors are always welcome to join in. Pamper sessions are popular with the ladies who love a manicure and nail polish makeover. Assisted cooking demonstrations are good fun when there are pike-lets and savory delicacies to share around.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 21 Dec 2021

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Vacancy Yes
or come by during the day to look around. Our number is 09 376 3502, or send an email to lynton@sunrisehealthcare.co.nz
Impending vacancy No - We have vacant beds
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $13.00/day up to $40.00/day as at 20 May 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No

Updated: 22 Jul 2024

A review for Lynton Lodge from Margaret G

A few years ago our family needed to find PH for our elderly Aunt.
She was in care peviously in a large institution which proved very distressing to her and the wider family. We needed to find a more homely environment.
We found Lynton Lodge ( L.L) a beautiful old Homestead in a tree lined street amoungst private homes, north facing over looking a stunning view of the harbour !
This new home was similar to Aunty,s old home . The veranda,gardens and view all familiar and so as expected she settled in immediately.
One walks into a very friendly non threatening atmosphere. There is always a staff member near by over seeing, interacting with patient’s and visitors. It is a welcoming ,busy professional place. Staff are friendly and help ful and many have shown a real interest in Aunty,s back ground.
The home has many small lounges which helps avoid large crowded impersonal spaces.
A handful of patients with similar disabilities are assigned to each lounge.
In Aunty,s lounge most clients are in a very comfortable reclining lazyboy chair on wheels. All looking well groomed and dressed according to the conditions.
Recently I had suggested they may like to play soft music instead of the TV and was thrilled to observe this on my next visit.
The bed rooms are a good size ,uncluttered and spotlessly clean. The hospital always smells fresh.
Because the hospital is small , washing is returned quickly.
One of the greatest benefits of L.L is that they cook food on the premises.Not only is the quality excellent, but delicious smells of food permeates the home giving everyone a lift. It is a pleasure to visit and see the staff helping individuals with their meals and making it easy for families to be involved as well.
Aunty is always put to bed with care at L.L. She is well covered, has had her eye drops , and looks very cosy.It is easy to visit her at night and we appeciate this fact.. There are very rarely times when bells are ringing at L.L which is great sign every thing is under control and patients are happy and well cared for.
We thankyou for the care of our dear Aunty


Lynton Lodge review from Jane B.

In January 2014 sadly I had to admit I could no longer look after my husband who was suffering from dementia and frailty. I spent some time looking at various secure facilities in Auckland which had hospital level care. I also listened to numerous reports and horror stories. I rang Senior Line who gave me some suggestions including Lynton Lodge.

When I went to visit I was impressed. The staff I spoke to were helpful and friendly. I liked the building which had a homely feel to it. I especially liked the fact that nearly all the rooms had French doors which could be opened onto small courtyards or a veranda – lovely in the summer. However, my main concern was for the quality of care.
I made further enquiries from various health professionals and heard nothing but praise. It was also close to home. My decision was made.

I have had no regrets and am grateful to know he is being well looked after. The nursing staff are caring and sensitive to his needs. The caregivers are patient and understanding. His room is always spotlessly clean and his clearly marked clothes kept freshly laundered. Nothing has been lost.

I am grateful to the staff who work to keep the patients stimulated with activities and outings and also to those in the kitchen who provide him with nutritious and appetizing meals. He has gained in some much needed weight.

Thank you Lynton Lodge!

Updated: 1 Jul 2015

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Twenty-four hour experienced Registered Nurse cover at all times
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable Available as required
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Experienced health care assistance provide a high standard of care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Yes Physiotherapy sessions five mornings each week
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Can be contacted as required
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available on request
Diversional Therapist Yes Raya, who is a registered diversional therapist and provides our residents with theraputic activities.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Raya provides our residents with cooking demos, trivial quizzes, pamper sessions and organises a bus trip each week
Hairdresser Yes Six-weekly hair cuts. Other services by arrangement
Podiatrist Yes A qualified podiatrist visits approximately every eight weeks
Dietitian Yes Monitors the menu's annually and visits 3 monthly to advise on individual nutritional requirements for our residents.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable On call
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Local ministers visit for monthly communion services, and other as required and catholic priest calls to provide communion every week.
Other Personnel Yes There are regular musical entertainers. Pet therapy every week.

Updated: 21 Dec 2021

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Available on site administered by trained staff.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes As required
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes See specialist palliative care section
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes IV antibiotic are available to be administered through POAC.
Wound Care Yes Experienced registered nurses provide wound care. Wound care specialist nurses available for expert advice if required.
Diabetic Care Yes As required
Continence Advice Yes As required
Stomal Therapy Yes On request
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes As required
Tracheotomy Care Yes As required
Infection Control Yes Carefully monitored by infection control coordinator. Bench marking of our infection control statistics is provided by Simple Solutions.
Surgical Followup Yes Can provide post op convalescent care.Assisted to attend appointments after surgery.
Psychiatric Care Yes As required
Clinical Management Yes On site at least five days each week.
Other Specialties Yes As required

Updated: 11 Aug 2017

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 Respite care patients are encouraged to take part in daily activities, lunch at midday as well as morning and afternoon teas, fun theme day activities, bus trips etc.
Carer Support Yes Depending on bed availability. We also offer day care facilities. Give us a call, there is always someone helpful to answer questions, or pop over and have a look around.
Subsidised Yes Mercy Hospice may be able to help. Seniorline may be able help too.
Private Paying Yes We can take private patients for post-surgery respite care and day care services.
Booking can be made in advance Yes Depending on bed availability, please give us a call or email.

Updated: 17 Jul 2015

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Our staff must be able to go about their duties safely. We encourage residents and families to personalise their rooms. Its easy to connect the TV, to hang pictures and photos or to enjoy a personal bedspread or favourite chair.
Single Rooms Yes There are twenty single rooms, some with their own toilet. All of them have a hand basin are are in easy reach of a shower.
Shared Rooms Yes There are ten shared rooms. Some of our residents are happy to share with another and we always discuss this with families.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes There are large rooms which can accommodate a couple and this can work very successfully. We are happy to talk about this to families should the need arise.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have a shared ensuite. They are clean and spacious.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents may drink alcohol in moderation - medication permitting. There is Happy Hour at the weekend.
Pets In Residence Yes We have one cat, one resident budgie and various visiting cats and dogs. Sometimes a resident will bring an animal and we do our best to accomodate them, cats, birds and small dogs have lived for a while with their owners.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We will try asssist with pet cares if necessary and happy to discuss this.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes There is a phone connection in all rooms although we encourage residents to have a mobile phone because they are much easier to manage. There is wifi to log on to of course.
Wifi Yes Available on site.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No The hospital has central heating throughout so that a warm and comfortable environment is maintained, however the temperature can be altered at patient request.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We are contracted for Younger Persons
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have three spacious lounges and a dining room. There are plenty of seats for visitors and in the warm summer months residents, families and friends may use the sheltered verandah and courtyard areas.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We take respite care patients, privately or funded.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our nursing staff are well experienced in caring for palliative care patients and their families. They attend regular upskill and training programmes both in house and off site.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We maintain close contact with Mercy Hospice and Auckland hospitals.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Day care includes lunch at midday with morning and afternoon teas, weekly bus trips ( a small charege will apply), morning activities and occasional afternoon musical entertainment. Please ask us if you are interested.
Outings Yes There is a weekly outing to an Auckland destination. The bus can also take three wheelchairs and they take morning tea to enjoy at a chosen spot. There is a small charge for each trip
Whānau Room Yes We can offer overnight accommodation - bed, shower, tea and coffee etc - for visiting families and this is a good space for family gatherings.
Māori Kaupapa Yes Available upon request.
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings are held quarterly and families may attend if they wish. The management always endeavour to attend to complaints and requests wherever possible.
Family Committee No Families are welcome to attend resident meetings.
Newsletter No Lots of wall hung information of coming events, and photo displays on wall of past events
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy and Objectives in place. Please discuss this with the Nurse Manager if it applies.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained and experienced with the management and care of residents with dementia.
Rural Setting No We boast glorious views out over the Upper Harbour and down to Cox's Bay and our gardens provide some tranquility in a safe and quiet residential street whered the neighbours are friendly and there is easy parking.
Smoking Permitted Yes We normally enforce a No Smoking rule.
Semi-Secure Yes Our indoor and garden areas provide a secure environment.

Updated: 11 Aug 2017

Special Features
Special Features
A cottage hospital by the sea.
The original Lynton Lodge was built in 1890, and has been extensively renovated in the cottage style to provide a purpose-built facility for the long term care of older and younger persons.

We are situated between the leafy suburbs of Herne Bay and Point Chevalier.
The north western outlook ensures warm and sunny rooms, gardens and verandahs.

Meals are provided by our excellent trained chef who can manage special diets as required.
Fun meals such as barbeques or theme specials, are also provided from time to time.
Special formal silver-service morning teas for the birthdays of the month are enjoyed with residents and guests.

Enquiries are welcome, and information can be posted or e-mailed on request: lynton.lodge.hospital@xtra.co.nz. You are always welcome to come and have a look around and
handout information packs are available by the front door.

Updated: 2 Jul 2015

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activities are developed within the ability of each patient. Social events, formal parties, festive days and seasonal celebrations are always popular and we endeavour to cover a wide range of cultures and pastimes. An ongoing activity programme is developed by our Diversional Therapist with input from residents and staff. We always welcome ideas and contributions from families and friends.

Group activities include bingo, bowls, movement and music, word games and the very popular trivia quizzes. Residents join in with painting, and art and craft sessions. There are a number of visiting musicians who provide different sorts of entertainment and sometimes the local primary school visit with displays of cultural song and dance.

Visits to clubs, when possible, is encouraged, for instance Stroke Club, cultural clubs, Communicare and the local RSA.

Residents enjoy an outing on the mobility bus each week. We take morning tea and visit somewhere different to take in the view and see another part of Auckland.

Updated: 11 Aug 2017

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Six-weekly hair trims, professional podiatry service, bus or taxi trips, special outings, non subsidised medication and other aids as required.
Staffing qualifications and details There is a registered Nurse on duty twenty-four hours every day as well as health care assistants Education sessions for staff are held both on site and off site. Staff are involved with Aged Care Education programmes and Dementia Care series. Staff are encouraged to paticipate in external education programmes.
Details about meals Our menu changes seasonally, the main meal is served at midday, tea, coffee and milo, with home-style baking, snacks and fresh fruit. We present festive meals for special occasions and there is a birthday morning tea each month for residents to celebrate with family and friends. Our chef can cater for vegetarians and those who have special dietry requirements. We are always happy to talk to families about special catering needs.

Updated: 11 Aug 2017

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Gujarati Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Access to services available
Korean Yes
Mandarin Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Tongan Yes

Updated: 14 Apr 2014

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Monthly services
Baptist No As required
Buddhist No As required, we are close to the Buddhist Centre in Grey Lynn
Christian Yes Monthly visits from St Columbos in Grey Lynn
Confucius No As required
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes Anglican, Catholic, Multi denominational services
Hindu No As required
Inter denominational Yes As required
Muslim No As required
Jehovah Witness Yes
Jewish No As required
Methodist No As required
Non denominational No As required
Ratana No As required
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly visits with communion, annointing
Salvation Army No As required
Seventh Day Adventist No As required
Sikh No As required
Shinto No As required
Tao No As required
(Other comments) Yes All denominations are always welcome

Updated: 17 Aug 2012

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.25 Km Bus, Taxis
Shops 0.50 Km Local Westmere shops, the butcher, cafes, wine shop, fruit, dairy
Mall 3.00 Km St Lukes is the closest. Ponsonby shops are not far, and Grey and West Lynn are with in strolling distance.
Parks 0.20 Km Coxes Bay Park Reserve, Meola Reef
Library 2.00 Km Grey Lynn, Ponsonby, Pt Chevalier

Updated: 1 Jul 2015

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes Member
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 23 Sep 2011

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