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Hospital Care
357 Lower Queen Street
Nelson P C 7020
Postal Address
357 Lower Queen Street
Richmond 7020
Nelson Marlborough
(03) 543 9700
03 5439701
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Stinne Paskins - 03 543 9704
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Andrew Morrison - 03 543 9702
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Thank you for your interest in Oakwoods Lifecare. We are pleased to show you around our lovely care facility and welcome any questions you may have. Oakwood's Village is set in 12 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, our complex also includes 92 villas and 43 serviced apartments. It is a smaller more intimate village, designed for your safety, convenience and comfort, with a friendly, homely atmosphere. Our Nurse Manager and team of trained people have your well-being as their priority. It is their job to give you the best possible standard of care. Our people have been specially selected because they have a genuine concern for
you. As well as this, they participate in an on-going education programme in clinical and non-clinical aspects of care. All staff have fire safety training and there are always staff on hand with first aid training.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 24 Nov 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 22
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 11 Nov 2019
Updated: 23 Oct 2020
"I have been living in the Hospital at Oakwoods since 2010 and the staff here do a great job and I love them all" Joan
Updated: 23 Nov 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Andrew Morrison is Clinical Manager and Christine Borlase is Lead nurse. Both are an asset to the Oakwoods team and bring alot of experience.
Nurse Practitioner Yes We have access to a highly skilled nurse practitioner should this be required at any time.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Caregiving staff levels match national guidelines to ensure continuity of quality care.
Physiotherapist Yes A Physiotherapist will be arranged by the registered nurse should the need occur. Staff are all educated in appropriate manual handling and transfer techniques.
Occupational Therapist Yes Available as required
Diversional Therapist Yes Oakwoods has a on-site Diversional Therapist who organises our activities programme, this changes on a regular basis.. Activites are arranged to cater for all levels of participation and a wide range of interests.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities co-ordinator works closely with the diversional therapist to create and deliver our activites programme.
Hairdresser Yes Oakwoods has a on-site hairdressing salon, this was fully refurbished in 2013 and all equipment is new and designed for your comfort. Our hairdresser is under contract and is on-site every day.
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist visits generally once a month or more frequent if required.
Dietitian Yes All our meals have been approved by a registered Dietitian. Offering residents choice in meals, with buffet breakfast and lunch.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Volunteers, Therapeutic Massager
Updated: 1 May 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 1 May 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes If we have rooms available at the time, we can offer respite care for Hospital or Resthome Level.
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 1 May 2019
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Dependant of availability
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents can have a drink, however this is monitored where medically required. We do have a Happy Hour once a month.
Pets In Residence Yes We do have a mixture of animals that visit the facility on a regular basis including Goats, Dogs and Ponies.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes In some instances, we can have birds, cats and fish. This needs to be discussed with management prior to admission. Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Underfloor heating
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes "The Oak Leaf", Oakwoods Village Quarterly Newsletter, Editor June Ward
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Oakwoods Lifecare will care for confused residents as long as they do not interrupt the smooth running of the facility for other residents and their safety.
Smoking Permitted No Residents who choose to smoke may sit outside in the garden area and smoke, as long as residents are able to use the appropriate containers for disposal of their used cigarette butts in a safe manner.
Updated: 23 Nov 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Diabetic Care
Continence Advisor
Updated: 25 Nov 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Bowls, Cards, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Cooking, Dancing, Electric beds, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Quizzes, Sing-a-longs
Updated: 23 Nov 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Meals are of consistently high standard and determined by a Dietitian approved menu. Our main meal is served at midday which includes a main course and dessert. Tea is served at 5pm which consists of soup, a variety of fresh sandwiches, a light savoury dish and fresh fruit.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We have a stable dedicated and hard working staff who take pride in the attention and personal care that they give to our residents. All our staff have completed the ACE ( Aged Care Education) training programme or are in the process of completing their aged care qualification.
Updated: 23 Nov 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Other Information Yes We aim for each resident to have a full understanding, within their potential, of events in this facility and issues related to their care, therefore we are able to access Interpreter services where there is a actual or perceived need.
Updated: 23 Nov 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes We have a church service on a Tuesday morning in the Ascot lounge in the Care Facility. Denominations vary on a weekly basis. Once a Month the resthome residents are supported to attend the 'Church of Christ' in Richmond.
Updated: 23 Nov 2016
Public Transport 0.50 km Within easy walking distance
Shops 0.20 km Within easy walking distance to Richmond town and Medical centre on our boundary line
Mall 0.50 km Within easy walking distance
Library 0.30 km We also have a on-site library that supplies Oakwoods Lifecare residents with a variety of approximately 2000 books. There are resident liibrarians who manage the library. You may borrow these books at anytime. A large number of books are in large print.
Updated: 23 Nov 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 23 Nov 2016

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