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Nazareth House Christchurch
Hospital Care
220 Brougham Street
Christchurch 8023
Postal Address
PO Box 7024
Christchurch 8240
03 374 1900
03 365 2113
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Mirinda Robertson - 03 3741900
Sisters of Nazareth - 033741900
Care Services Manager
Deborah Collins - 033741900
Unit Manager Ground Floor
Susan Matthews - 0275489021
Unit Manager First Floor
Janet Bucag - 0275489135
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The Nazareth Christchurch Community of Care is currently a state of the art aged care community complex on 8 hectares of landscaped grounds in Brougham Street in Sydenham.
The Community of Care offers a continuum of care including 65 independent living Licence To Occupy villas, rest home and hospital level of care . Our chapel can seat 250 people and all denominations are welcome.

The Nazareth Community of Care is a community featuring a hospitality lounge for a day program, café, hairdresser, and a full functional big screen cinema.

For more information, please visit http://www. thesistersofnazareth.co.nz.

If you are interested in the Villas under Occupation Right Agreement, please phone Sr Marie on 0275248733
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 10 Dec 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 50
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No - immediately avail
Premium Room Charges Yes from $25/day up to $35/day as at 12 Aug 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 22 Sep 2020
"Great facilities. Cafe, Movie theatre, Hairdressing salon, Gift shop. Caring staff and good activities for the residents. Set in an ideal location in the heart of Christchurch" Google Review 2019
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have a full complement of registered nurses who oversee the care of the residents. Registered nurses are available 24/7, and is supported by a : Enrolled nurse, Unit Manager on each floor and Care Services Manager
Nurse Practitioner No We utilize all the help that we can get from the DHB Gerontology nurses
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have 1 skilled Enrolled nurse on staff and works under supervision of a Registered Nurse
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our team of dedicated care staff provides care to our residents in a dignified and respectful manner. Daily cares are guided by an individualised care plan.
Physiotherapist Yes Our Physio is located on site and available three days a week. She oversees a strength and mobility programme for the residents and is an integral part of the wellbeing and lifestyle team.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes A diversional Therapist is overseeing the very meaningfull activities programme. She is supported by one lifestyle and wellbeing coordinators.
Hairdresser Yes A hairdresser is situated on site by appointment
Podiatrist No A podiatrist visits every six weeks
Dietitian Yes A dietician is available on referral from the GP or RN
Accredited Visitors No We have a strong volunteer interest and all new volunteers are welcome
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Nazareth Care is the operating arm of the Sisters of Nazareth. Six Sisters of Nazareth provide additional support. Sister Ana is our Sister Superior and Mission Director and pastoral care is supported by the Sisters of Nazareth
Other Personnel Yes There is a small pharmacy on site and is managed by our pharmacist Des Baily. Opening hours 9am-10.30 am during weekdays. The pharmacy is supported by Selwyn Village pharmacy
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen is managed and administered as prescribed by the overseeing GP
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We have a close professional relationship with Nurse Maude
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Sisters of Nazareth assist with pastoral support and bereavement support
Wound Care Yes Referral for external advice from the DHB are sought with complex wounds
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes There is a dedicated continence advisor ( RN) available to support each individual needs
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes There is a dedicated Infection Control advisor. We collate data for statistical purposes and to improve the quality of care.
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Coordinator is supported by a Care Services Manager
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We support Rest home and Hospital level respite care.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes We do not support emergency respite and take bookings in advance subject to available vacant bed
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage to make your room personal
Ensuite Yes Our rooms include an en-suite shower and toilet. Average room size 25m2
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a scheduled Happy Hour once a month. Social alcohol use is permitted within the realm of medication management and clinical oversight
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Each room has a dedicated phone line. Telephone charges are fixed at $10 per week
Wifi Yes Each room has wifI access. The cost of wifi is seperate
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Our building is managed by an electronic Building Management System. Each room also has a separate heating source
Lounges/seating areas Yes 4 Big Lounge areas each with TV and Sky 4 Separate kitchenettes 4 Smaller Lounges
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes At least 2 van outings per month
Whanau Room Yes
Newsletter Yes Monthly newsletter
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Our rooms are spacious with build in features, plenty of wardrobe space. Each room has an En-suite toilet and shower facilities to keep you independent for as long as possible.
Each room has a TV , telephone and Wi-Fi connection
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The activities calendar is displayed in each residents room .The house have plenty of open spaces for group activities and socialisation. Activities are meaningful and also individualised to support each residents needs.
External entertainers are welcomed in our facility. We have our own big screen movie theatre and Chapel. Our programme include Craft, Entertainers, Exercises, Happy Hour, Indoor Games, Massage, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Pastoral care, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Our catering and hospitality service is managed by a qualified chef
Staffing Qualifications and Details Skilled dining room attendants assist with serving and presenting meals. Our dining room has the ambience of a restaurant like service
What's included in your fees and what's not Meal vouchers are available for family members and friends on request. This is available from our reception area and booking needs to be in advanced depending on seating available
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes Our General manager can speak Afrikaans and can understand German and Hollands
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We will source a interpreter services when requested
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes We have monthly Anglican services available
(Other comments) Yes The Sisters of Nazareth is a Catholic Congregation. People of all faiths and denominations are welcome to be part of the Nazareth Community of Care.
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Public Transport 0.30 km Public Transport is available near by
Shops 0.50 km The Colombo stands as one of Canterbury’s elite retail and entertainment establishments. It builds on the region’s iconic and organic character with a distinctive, European-inspired niche that indulges in world class trends.
Mall 0.50 km
Parks 0.30 km Sydenham park and Bowling Club
Library 0.20 km Christchurch Central
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 27 Dec 2019

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