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Maniototo Health Service Ltd (incorporating Chalet) (SDHB) Area Regional Hospitals
Hospital Care
1 Tyrone St
Maniototo District
Central Otago
Southern (Otago)
(03) 444 9420
(03) 444 9663
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Maniototo Health Services Ltd. - (03) 444 9420
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Provides medical inpatient services (15 Swing beds)including acute, Hospital Level and Rest Home Care for the Elderly as well as Respite and Carer Support.
Community services include Meals on Wheels, Home Help and District Nursing.
The Hospital Company is committed to :
Providing realistic, professional, compassionalte health services to the Maniototo.
Our greatest strength is our staff.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 6 Apr 2010
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 12
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 24 Apr 2018
The organisation has adopted a quality approach towards service delivery and incorporating quality into all aspects of care. There is a robust quality and risk management system in place that is implemented and monitored and this generates improvements in practice and service delivery. - HDAuditing report 2012
Updated: 26 Jun 2012
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes PRIME (Primary Response in a Medical Emergency)Nurses provide cover in the absence of a Doctor. PRIME is another specialised rural service.
Registered Nurse 24 hours Yes On all shifts
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Four days a week
Occupational Therapist Yes Two days a week
Own Social Worker No By referral
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Provided under the direction of the OT
Hairdresser Yes On the premises by appointment
Podiatrist Yes By appoinment
Dietitian Yes By referral
Accredited Visitors Yes Church and community groups
Kaumatua Yes Lives locally
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Visiting clergy
Other Personnel Yes GP visits as required
Updated: 26 Jun 2012
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
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Registered Nurses trained in wound care
Diabetic Care Yes By referral
Continence Advisor Yes By referral
Infection Control Yes Infection Control Team regularly meet with Otago/Southland Infection Control Nurses
Stomal Therapist Yes By referral
Psychiatric Care Yes Consultations by referral
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes By referral
Gerontological Care No By referral
Urology No By referral
Clinical Manager Yes Nursing Manager undertakes this role
Other Nursing Specialities Yes IV therapy including cannulation
Psychologist No By referral
Updated: 26 Jun 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: 26 Jun 2012
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Available
Day Care Yes Available
Palliative Care Contract Yes Provided on individual basis
Whanau Room Yes A separate self contained flat is available
Rooms (Single) Yes As single rooms become available,
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Very welcome
Alcohol Permitted Yes After consultation with the Dr.to check the advisability
Pets In Residence No Because we are an acute medical hospital as well as a Long Term Elderly and Maternity service
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Mobile phone available
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents No The premises are not secure
Lounges/seating areas Yes All windows are able to be opened and accessible to the garden
Outings Yes Arranged on individual basis
Rural Setting Yes Large spacious fenced grounds, spectacular mountainous scenery
Sprinklers Yes Fully compliant with sprinklers/alarms /and evacuation procedures
Updated: 6 Mar 2006
Special Features
Special Features
Maniototo Health Services is a small 15 bed hospital.Hospital level elderly care is housed in a separate wing to the medical and maternity wards. The elderly care is delivered from a beautifully refurbished spacious facility with wide open spaces, fresh air and views of spectacular mountain scenery.

The facility is fully compliant with all fire safety regulations including sprinklers, automatic fire alarms, smoke alarms and an approved fire evacuation plan which is reviewed annually by the Fire Service.

A high patient/staffing level is maintained and registered nurses are involved in the care and observation of all residents at all times.

The facility is part of a larger service including a medical centre and GP practice, a small rural medical acute hospital and an accident and emergency stabilization service.A birthing centre is also in the facility.

Community support for the health services and visiting of the residents is one the outstanding features that contribute to the care of the elderly in a rural setting.

Maniototo Health Service is funded by the District Health Board to provide broad based medical care.
Updated: 26 Jun 2012
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Aromatherapy and massage

Arrangements to attent local art classess

Big Print books available and on request

Access to Housie sessions at the local Rest Home

Board games

Breakfast in bed is routine here


Access to Church services and pastoral care

Children welcome and enjoyed by all


Visiting entertainers including school children

Access to email and Fax

Garden and view of mountainous landscape

Piano players on staff and visiting

Singing and sing alongs

Vegetarian meals available

Volunteers visit regularly to chat, play games or take residents out for walks
Updated: 6 Mar 2006
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Choices available, requests met, meals served in dining room or bedroom/bed if person is not feeling well.
Staffing Details Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses and Hospital Aides on all shifts.
Associated Complexes The faciltiy includes a 16 bed level two rest home adjacant to the hospital building. Medical Centre attached to the Hospital.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Cothing purchases,drycleaning,spectacles, dentures,hearing aid purchases,hearing and vision tests by specialists, legal and financial services, individual and specilaised aid to comfort and mobility, hairdressing, podiatry, cost of admission to theatre/shows.
Updated: 11 Feb 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes Interpreter Available
English Yes
Filipino Yes Interpreter available
Maori - Te Reo Yes Kaumatua visits
Rumanian Yes RN on staff is Rumanian born
Swedish Yes Current staff member
Updated: 6 Mar 2006
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Lay preacher visits, no resident minister
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes Owing to isolation and small population many services offered are interdenominational
Presbyterian Yes Local minister visits.
Roman Catholic Yes Resident Local Catholic Priest
Updated: 6 Mar 2006
Public Transport   Hospital Car + Van
Shops 0.50 km Hospital car + Van
Mall   No Mall
Parks 0.50 km Several parks and gardens. Car or wheelchair trip
Library 1.00 km In House Service and requests.
Updated: 11 Feb 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes Some Hospital Aides have this certificate
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Other details Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 26 Jun 2012