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Merivale Retirement Village
Hospital Care
27 Somme Street
Christchurch 8014
Postal Address
Same as above
(03) 375 4117, 021993943
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Sarah Skinner - 03 375 4117
Jenny Stokes - 021993943
Leah Moore - 021 971 487
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Sarah Skinner - 03 375 4117
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To provide the people of Canterbury with a care facility offering the highest standard of care while making every endeavour to ensure the residents of the village maintain their independence and dignity. To respect their privacy, identity and their individual needs. To fulfill their physical, spiritual, cultural and emotional needs. To provide a secure, caring and happy environment.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Yes
Our staff are experienced in all facets of gerontological nursing and palliative care and would welcome enquiries. Please contact our Clinical Charge Nurse, Mitzie on 03 375-4117. Our business hours are: Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 09 Jul 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 30 Oct 2020
"I have lived at Merivale Retirement Village for nearly 3 years now. The staff and management treat us all with great respect. I am so happy to be in such a gorgeous environment and love to walk in the gardens every day. The care is superb and the staff look after us all so well. Thank you so much"
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hour Registered Nurse Care
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Regular physiotherapy available
Occupational Therapist Yes Access to Occupational Therapist
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator 25 Yes
Hairdresser Yes Thursdays and Fridays every week.
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes Access to Dietitian
Kaumatua Yes Access to Kaumatua
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Access to Catholic and Anglican Services
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes Ready access to community specialists plus experience within our own staff
Diabetic Care Yes Ready access to the Resources at the Diabetics Centre
Continence Advice Yes Ready access to Nurse Maude service
Stomal Therapy Yes Experienced RN's & access to Community Specialists
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Our on site physio works with our clients to regain their mobility. We connect our clients with services available in the community and Burwood Hospital.
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes Ready access to Community Psych specialists
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Access to Nurse Maude & Burwood Speciality teams
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
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: 6 Mar 2020
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes The hospital has 1 x cat called Lily.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No The rooms are individually temperature controlled, so can be adjusted to suit.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee No We hold monthly residents meetings in Silverdale.
Newsletter Yes A quarterly relatives newsletter is being introduced at the end of February.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted No An outside designated smoking area is available.
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Bridge, cards etc interdenominational church services, electric beds, exercises, extensive gardens around the complex, weekly happy hour, indoor games, library, gas log fire, meal options, music, newspaper reading, quizzes, shopping, SkyTV, videos, outings, BBQ, Chapel.
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Main meal - evening - SET MENU - 4 weekly cycle
Staffing Qualifications and Details 24 hour Nursing Care
What's included in your fees and what's not Hairdressing, Dry cleaning, Podiatry (unless prescribed), Non-essential medications, Subscriptions, Manicurist. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Regular service held
Christian Yes Fortnightly Catholic prayer meeting
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Public Transport 0.50 km Somme St entrance to the village
Shops 0.50 km Merivale shopping centre
Mall 0.50 km Merivale
Parks 0.10 km
Library 0.50 km Fendalton/Papanui
Updated: 6 Mar 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 6 Mar 2020

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