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Palmerston Manor
Hospital Care
117 Botanical Rd
Palmerston North 4412
(06) 357 5919
(06) 354 0361
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Sonja de Lange - (06) 357 5919
Oceania Healthcare
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Tucked away from noisy traffic and framed by pretty rose gardens, Palmerston Manor provides a high standard of rest home and hospital care.

The daily care fee, which is set under our contract with the local health authority, covers a core care package. Other services are available on demand for an additional charge.

The core care package includes:

•Accommodation, meals, cleaning and laundry
•Nursing and other care, plus other health services if prescribed by a doctor
•Doctor’s visits once a month (or every 3 months at the doctor’s discretion) plus emergency visits
•All prescribed medication costs (Pharmac approved)
•An activities programme


Activities and outings

There’s plenty to do for those who are in the mood for recreation – craft activities, games and puzzles, flower arranging, sing-alongs, movies and excursions, just to mention a few. Our recreational therapist keeps programmes varied and interesting.

Delicious meals

Nutritious meals are served in the dining room or in residents’ rooms, depending on preference. Emphasis is always on a tasty menu of family favourites. All meals are prepared and cooked on site by our professional kitchen staff and special diets are catered for.

Various special meals are organised throughout the year to celebrate events.
Morning and afternoon tea is served in the main lounge, complete with home baking.

Visits from friends and family

Family and friends are welcome any time – there are no set visiting hours. You can entertain in your room, or use the home’s lounge areas. Palmerston Manor’s main lounge can be booked for special family occasions. As a family member, you can discuss things as and when you want.

To find out more please phone 06 357 5919.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Yes
Fully redecorated rooms available for use now.Some rooms with ensuite.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 20 Apr 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes A full time activities officer is available to provide a vast range of activities for the residents
Hairdresser Yes Sandi is on site every second Tuesday
Podiatrist Yes We have podiatrist visit 6-8 weekly.
Dietitian Yes We access dieticians from MidCentral Health .Gaye Philpot provides care to residents inhouse. Oceania dietician also available for advice when required.
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes Dave the gardener maintains the gardens and specialises in the rose garden, he enjoys input from residents. Dave is also our handy man who is able to fix most things that residents require.
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our nurses are qualified to care for palliative residents. We also provide LCP. (Liverpool Care Pathways)
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Our nursing staff are trained Enteral Feeding.
Oxygen Management Yes Our Nursing staff are trained in oxygen therapy.
Wound Care Yes We access Wound Nurse Specialists from MidCentral Health
Diabetic Care Yes We have access to Diabetes Lifestyle at MidCentral Health.
Continence Advisor Yes We have a Continence Nurse.
Infection Control Yes We have an Infection Control Nurse.
Stomal Therapist Yes Our nursing staff are trained in Stomal Therapy.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes All our nursing staff are quilified in Stroke Rehabilitation.
Gerontological Care No But refer to the Elder Health team at Midcentral Health
Clinical Manager Yes Our Clinical Leader ensures that GP appointments and medical and nursing requirements are met in a timely manner.
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes A week prior to admission advisable.Admission depends on availability of beds.
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes Hours are negotiated with the guest and family.
Whanau Room Yes We provide a room with Tea and Coffee making, also for families to relax in.
Rooms (Single) Yes All our rooms are single.
Ensuite Yes Not all rooms have this facility. We do have a limited number of full and some with Toilet only.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Treasured posessions are welcome, some furniture as able given safety and space considerations.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Alcohol is consumed during Happy Hours, Nurses need to be aware of other use times to ensure no medications interactions.
Pets In Residence Yes Facility has an Aviary and also houses a residents cat. Aquariam also in Foyer for residents to enjoy.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes As have resident cat.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Most rooms have Jack points and if resident requires their own line it will be at their expense.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes At times but independent and non-invasive to personal space.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Large communal lounge with sky television.
Outings Yes We have access to a mobility van with Wheel Chair access.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated outside areas.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Palmerston Manor residents have individual persons centred care plans as per the intial assessments which determines the individual cares needed.
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Bowls, Bingo, Board games, Big print books, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Classical Music, Communicare, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Park, Parties, Reading, Roses, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Videos
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals There is a dinning room. Main meals are at lunch time with a lighter dinner.
Associated Complexes We are part of the Oceania Health Care .
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please refer to management for details
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes
Malayalam Yes
Pidgin Yes
Punjabi Yes
Sinhalese Yes
Sri Lankan Yes
Tamil Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Public Transport 0.50 km There is a bus service in close porximity to the facility.
Shops 0.10 km There is a shopping complex within a 3 minute walk. This includes a pharmacy, dairy, takeaways, and hairdresser
Mall 4.00 km The two malls are the Plaza and the Downtown, these are accessible by bus or private car.
Parks 5.00 km
Library   We provide a library service in collaboration with the Palmerston North City Library.
Updated: 28 Feb 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 27 Feb 2018