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Nazareth Rest Home and Hospital
Hospital Care
14 Hillside Tce
St Johns Hill
Whanganui 4500
Postal Address
PO Box 4233
(06) 345 8548
(06) 347-2539
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Nazareth Rest Home & Hospital is proud to be able to offer both rest home and hospital level care.

Nazareth provides excellent nursing care, well equipped to take care of all of our resident’s needs. Home cooked meals and friendly homely atmosphere

Vision Statement:
Nazareth is based on Christian principles which recognise and respect the value of each person and acknowledge their wealth of life experience, in the spirit of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.

Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 26 Sep 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 17
Vacancy Yes
hospital level bed available now We have upto 28 dual service beds, and we do operate an active waiting list
Impending vacancy No - Available now
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 19 Feb 2018
Nazareth receives positive feedback from residents, families, staff members and visitors.

Our Philosophy of 'Fullness of life for the earth and its Peoples'

We also offer services in our chapel that are multi-faith, including Catholic, dependent on the needs of the residents.
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 208 Yes Full time Nurse Co-ordination (Monday to Friday) supported by the Registered nurses 24 hours a day
Enrolled Nurse 63 Yes Our 3 Enrolled nurse work 7 days a week to support the RN's
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Caregivers are qualified (ACE) or are working towards qualifications around care of the elderly NZQA level 2- 4
Physiotherapist Negotiable Available when needed.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Available as required via Whanganui District Health Board.
Own Social Worker Yes Can be made available from Age Concern Supporting Families and the WDHB
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a full time and a part time Activities coordinator and a team of volunteers 7 days a week
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser is available on a weekly basis or as required, using are fully quipped salon
Podiatrist Yes Visits regularly or as required
Dietitian Yes Available as required via Whanganui District Health Board.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable Available when needed. Via age concern
Kaumatua Yes Available when needed.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The full time Pastoral Care Team encourage the residents to live their lives fully.
Updated: 21 Nov 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes The Home has a close association with Wanganui Hospice and palliative nursing care is provided when needed
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Part of our continuous level of care
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability No
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes Contracted with the WDHB to provide post operative care
Wound Care Yes Provided by RN's and support from specialist nurse from WDHB
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes The Specialist Continence Nurse is on hand for advice and training.
Infection Control Yes All staff must undertake infection control training and monitoring ensures infections are at a minimum level.
Stomal Therapist Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 26 Sep 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes When beds allow we offer this care service.
Carer Support Yes When we have beds available we offer this service.
Subsidised Yes Subsidy may be available.
Private Paying Yes We welcome people who are self funded
Booking can be made in advance Yes When beds allow we sometimes can pre-book a room.
Updated: 14 Mar 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes Day Care is available daily Monday to Friday
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract No
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Yes under the direction of Hospice
Whanau Room Yes A Whanau/Family room is available for meetings, and family gatherings and a place to share a cup of tea
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Some rooms are large enough for couples, however generally couples prefer to have their own rooms
Ensuite Yes There are 26 ensuite rooms.
Female residents only No We accept people who has been assessed regardless of gender.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents are welcome to bring a selection of their own furniture. So long as it fits the room without causing any obstructions.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have sherry (or lemonade) pre tea and happy hour once a month or on special occasions
Pets In Residence Yes There is a resident cat - Tinkerbell - Fish in Pond and fish tank in TV lounge
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have telephone cables but the onus is on the resident to organise the connection
Wifi Yes Free WiFi in all areas of Nazareth
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee No six weekly residents meetings
Family Committee No Yearly family meeting and ongoing activities
Newsletter No The 'Nazareth newsletter' is published quarterly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Within our Quality Management Programme are procedures for the management of challenging behaviour.
Confused Residents Yes Quality Management Programme procedures followed with respect to confused residents also.
Lounges/seating areas Yes two main lounges and 3 smaller seating areas
Outings Yes Numerous outings throughout the year.
Rural Setting Yes Well kept gardens, overlooking the Whanganui River and city.
Smokers Room No
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes Monitored and maintained as per regulations
Audit report available Yes On the MOH website the report is available for viewing.
Updated: 26 Sep 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Nazareth has well maintain gardens and fantastic views of the city and the Whanganui river
Updated: 11 Mar 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Full activity programme: BBQ, Big print books, Board games, Bowls, Cards, Craft, Chapel, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Dancing, Drives, Email, Entertainment, Exercises, Garden, Games, Happy Hour, Housie, Internet, Jigsaws, Library, Lotto, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Pastoral Care, Pianist, Picnics, Quizzes, Reading, Religious services, Sky TV available, Videos, Visitors, Visits to other facilities, BBQ's, Canine friends, Entertainers, Entertainment.

Special activities around Christmas, Easter, Anzac Day, we remember many significant events and mark with a special celebration

Our grounds are beautiful, with many walking paths. We encourage residents either by walking, wheelchair, or our motorised scooter, to really enjoy their park like surroundings.
Updated: 26 Sep 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals All meals are cooked on site and the menu is reviewed annually by a registered dietician.
Staffing Details Staffing levels are based on the standards association's "Indicators for Safe Aged Care"
Associated Complexes Quinlan Court independent Living for the elderly. Harrison Street Whanganui
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include
Updated: 9 Mar 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Hindi Yes
Malayalam Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Spanish Yes
Updated: 21 Nov 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Anglican Minister visits the Home regularly.
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes We run monthly services for everyone
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Weekly Mass on a Thursday
(Other comments) Yes We are able to accomodate our residents spiritual needs as requeste
Updated: 9 Mar 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 26 Jul 2017