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Pohlen Hospital
Hospital Care
56 Rawhiti Avenue
Postal Address
Po Box 239, Matamata, 3440
(07) 881 9100
(07) 881 9101
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Suzanne Lawes - 07 - 881 9100
Pohlen Hospital Trust Board
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Pohlen Hospital is a Charitable Trust Hospital which strives to provide appropriate health care of a high standard for the people of Matamata and the surrounding community.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 19 Mar 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care16
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
We currently have vacancies for long term care, and Vacancy/(ies) for short term care.
Talk to us about your continuing care needs and our waiting list (if necessary).
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 22 Nov 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 200 Yes 24 hour cover x1 plus additional cover during office hours
Enrolled Nurse 40 Yes rostored shifts alongside nurse aides
Physiotherapist Yes Physiotherapist is available for assessment and treatment
Occupational Therapist Yes Contracted OT brought in as required
Own Social Worker Yes Contracted on an as needs basis
Diversional Therapist Yes 5 days a week 10.00 - 3.30pm Monday - Friday. Extra cover on special occaisions
Hairdresser Yes Local hairdressers come to the hospital.
Podiatrist Yes Visiting podiatrist.
Dietitian Yes All menus are rgularly audited by a Dietician and modified seasonally. The dietitian will be consulted if required for individual patient needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes A number of community volunteers visit and read to patients, sing play muusical instruments. The local primary school also provides entertainment.
Kaumatua Yes Can visit.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Chaplains visit on a regular basis and services are also held in the lounge.
Other Personnel Yes Local singers visit each month to entertain the residents.
Updated: 13 Mar 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Organised on a case by case basis with Disability Support Link
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes experienced in the provision of care required for gastrostomy/ nasogastric management.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes All Registered Nurses are competent to administer IV fluids and Antibiotics.
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen management equipment available including oxygen concentrators and piped oxygen.
Surgical Followup Yes Broad range of visiting consultants hold outpatient clinics at Pohlen and we have an endoscopy /minor day surgery theatre suite on site.
Wound Care Yes All Matamata GPs are tenants on site
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetes Nurse Educator based on site
Continence Advisor Yes Through the DHB
Infection Control Yes A designated infection control nurse
Stomal Therapist Yes Through the DHB
Psychiatric Care Yes Waikato DHB has Psychiatrist clinics on site
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Waikato District Health board have funded rehabilitation clients for allocated amount of time. The focus of Pohlen Hospital is to enhance the individuals ability to perform daily living tasks and will liase with the funding agent for the client.
Primary Rural Health Care Yes All Matamata GPs are tenants on site
Gerontological Care Yes DHB Gerontologist Clinics
Urology Yes Visiting specialist
Community Health Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Psychologist Yes Visiting Psychologists and therapists
Psychiatrist Yes visiting service
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes Broad range of visiting consultants hold outpatient clinics at Pohlen and we have an endoscopy /minor day surgery theatre suite on site.
Updated: 13 Mar 2014
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We can accommodate.
Day Care Yes If pre-arranged. Daily fee.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes GP Bed contract in place
Palliative Care Contract Yes Palliative care provided on an individual basis
Whanau Room Yes Multi purpose room used to meet individual needs.
Rooms (Single) Yes Seven
Rooms (Shared) Yes Six
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes Each room has an ensuite.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes This may be negotiated to meet hospital requirements.
Alcohol Permitted Yes 'Happy Hour' in the evenings.
Pets In Residence Yes One cat, a visiting dog, two budgies and some fish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phone available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room has its own heat pump
Maori Kaupapa No The facilities residents are predominantly pakeha, however we do have a Kaumatua, - Waaka Gage
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes 'Pohlenation'
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two lounge areas; one general, one televison snug.
Outings Yes For special events in the town.
Rural Setting Yes Situated in Matamata
Smoking Permitted No We are trying to keep the site smoke free and signage is in place.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 13 Mar 2014
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Monthly meetings of the Arthritis Society available in Matamata, RSA within walking distance/in a wheelchair, cards, email access will be provided by office staff, exercises twice weekly, raised garden beds, views of lovely gardens, happy hour, able to access pool at town complex, good library facilities in the town, newspaper reading, quizzes, videos, outings (if a special event is on we will arrange for residents to attend).
Updated: 15 Apr 2007
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Dining room. Private area can be arranged for family functions. Special dietary needs are accomodated.
Staffing Details Registered Nurse 24 hours.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please see manager.
Updated: 15 Apr 2007
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: Unknown
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Non denominational Yes All denominations will visit the hospital.
Updated: Unknown
Public Transport   Not available. Taxi service.
Shops 0.50 km
Parks 0.10 km
Library   In town.
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
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 Joint Winners of the INSite Overall Excellence in Care Awards, 2009; Winner of the Quality Health NZ Innovative Delivery Award, 2009 and Finalists in the Community Connections Award, 2009
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. No See Special Category comment below
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 27 Aug 2012