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Rannerdale Veterans Care
Hospital Care
59 Hansons Lane
Upper Riccarton
North West
Postal Address
PO Box 6018, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8042
(03) 348 7128
(03) 341 6418
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Steve Shamy - 027 243 8876
Rannerdale Trust
Clinical Nurse Manager
Janine Spiers
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Proud regional South Island Aged Advisor finalist for Rest Homes over 40 beds, Rannerdale Home and Hospital is a not for profit organization and whilst we have a special caring relationship with the wider veteran community including those who have served in the military and / or civillian emergency services as well as their families /dependents. We welcome and accept new, residents, both men and women who have not had any association with the veteran community or armed services but are keen to experience our caring ethos of compassion, commitment to caring and integrity in all we do. Our aim is to provide a high standard of both residential high level hospital care including palliative care and restorative rehabilitation care as well as rest home care.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 18 Apr 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care34
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 26 May 2017
the Christian Brothers complimented staff of their good work and presented a large bouquet of flowers to acknowledge same.
Updated: 28 Jun 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner 40 Yes We have Clinical Nurse Manager who oversees our residential care and homecare nursing services. We also have a clinical coordinator who reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager and provides strong clinical supervision for our nursing workforce .
Registered Nurse 280 Yes Registered Nurses are rostered on the floor 24 hrs a day. There is also a senior nursing leader on call after hours including evenings, weekends and public holidays.
Enrolled Nurse 120 Yes We have an 3 Enrolled Nurses who works across our residential and homecare devisions
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our healthcare Assistants are fully trained, the majority hold the National Certificate in Caring for the Older Person, a nationally NZQA qualification. Healthcare Assistants work under the direct supervision of a registered Nurse at all times.
Physiotherapist 8 Yes The physiotherapist attends weekly and attends our fortnightly multidisciplinary team meeting with 2 physiotherapy assistants on staff. Our physio supervisors our rehabilitation assistants and monitors our rehabilitation GYM classes
Occupational Therapist 24 Yes Our staff Occupational Therapist undertakes ADL assessments, participates in the fortnightly multidisciplinary team meetings and also co-ordinates the residents activities. team
Own Social Worker Yes A social worker is avaliable to work with nursing staff, residents and families if required
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes We have a robust resident recreation and social programme. Our programme 'Active at Rannerdale' has an excellent reputation and incorporates both group activities and activities programmes tailored for individual programmes
Activities Co-ordinator 30 Yes We have a strong volunteer base with volunteers from across the world and ages assisting staff with our social activities
Hairdresser Yes Visits once a month
Podiatrist Yes Visits every six weeks, or more frequently as directed by the Clinical Nurse Manager.
Dietitian Yes The dietitian is available for reviews and assessments of individual residents as requested by the Clinical Nurse Manager
Accredited Visitors Yes GP visits twice a week
Kaumatua Yes We are happy to assist as required on request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Available on demand
Other Personnel Yes Nurse Educator to support staff with training needs
Updated: 25 Nov 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to provide appropriate palliative care through a range of situations & conditions. All palliative care is done in consultation with residents, family and the MDT, including Palliative Services as necessary.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes We are able to care for PEGS & NG's.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes RNs are IV competency certified Rannerdale is able to manage IV antibotic therapy and IV fluid infusions under the direction and supervision of our contracted medical practitioner
Oxygen Management Yes Oxygen therapies can be tailored for each resident's specific needs including oxygen therapy, CPAP and nebulisers.
Surgical Followup Yes Post operative multidisciplinary rehabilitation and restorative focused care
Wound Care Yes Our Registered Nurses are skilled and experienced in wound care including VAC pumps. compression bandaging. Complex wound care is managed in partnership with the community based nurse specialist wound care clinic
Diabetic Care Yes Advice & regular client teachings Diabetes specialists are consulted on a regular basis to keep our clinical staff's practice skills up to date.The clinical charge nurse is also speciality in daibetes care.
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes We are able to care for residents with stomas. When necessary, expert advice is obtained from appropriate sources.
Psychiatric Care Yes Our Clinical Charge Nurse is a skilled mental health nurse. Rannerdale works closely with LifeLinks and accepts residents with dual physical and mental health needs.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Our multidisciplinary team including physiotherapist and occupational therapist are able to provide effective stroke rehab
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes We can manage peritoneal dialysis.
Spinal Injuries Yes Rannerdale is an ACC contracted provider
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Our full time Clinical Nurse manager overseas nursing care plus we provide on call duty clinical manager managers after hours 24hrs per day.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Orthopaedic rehablitation. We also provide medium to level medical respite/ rehabilitation following discharge from the public hospitals.
Psychologist Yes On a referral case by case basis
Psychiatrist Yes On a referral case by case basis
Other Post Graduate Specialities Yes Orthopaedic nursing Brain Injury Diabetes care Veterans Healthcare NCNZ CAP programme provider
Updated: 15 Feb 2016
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 15 Feb 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Rannerdale works closely with LifeLinks, ACC and other health agencies in providing residential support care for persons under 65 years of age with chronic disabilities. Please our Clinical Nurse Manager for further information
Day Care Yes Rannerdale does provide Day Care funded through Ministry of Health Carer Support. We have an active Day Care programme managed by our Residents Activities staff
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes Rannerdale provides palliative care with a strong multidisciplinary family focused approach to care. That includes robust speciliatist medical support 24 hours a day
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Whanau Room Yes Family/Whanau room available to be booked
Rooms (Single) Yes All rooms are single, some have ensuites
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Our large ensuite hospital rooms in the John Masters Wings do support couples
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have an ensuite
Male residents only No We accept both male and female residents
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Negotiable - All furniture is provided
Alcohol Permitted Yes Contact our Clinical Nurse Manager for details We host a happy hour on a Wednesday afternoon and Sunday mornings. Residents are able to invite family and friends.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All rooms have DDI ( direct dial in)lines and phones can be installed for a small fee. a small monthly DDI line charge applies.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes heating controls in rooms
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Meets monthly.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our clinical team is very skilled at caring for and supporting individuals with challenging behaviour and work closely with clinical pyschologists
Lounges/seating areas Yes Four lounges plus conservatory
Outings Yes Regular outings
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside designated smoking areas only
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes Visit our website www.rannerdale.co.nz
Updated: 15 Feb 2016
Special Features
Rannerdale is proudly associated with providing care for veterans and their families, including spouses and specialise particularly in care of those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder as a consequence of their time in the Services.

Rannerdale can also provide for residents who have no connection with the Services.

We have spacious four and half acres of tendered gardens and lawns with plenty of access and seating for residents and their visitors.

Please feel free to contact or visit us without obligation.
Updated: 15 Feb 2016
Interests & Activities
Gardens, gardening, roses, glasshouse and workshop. Happy hour with bar on site. RSA visits, cards, housie, weekly guest speakers, weekly movies on the big screen, concerts, outings, Sky TV, indoor bowls, visiting other homes. Interdenominational church services. Residents computer and email station. Fax machine and Email.
Updated: 15 Feb 2016
Additional Information
Details re Meals Nutritionally balanced meals are served to residents. Rannerdale meets food service and hygiene standards certification requirements.
Staffing Details Excellent staffing ratios. The facility is staffed by registered nurses, enrolled nurses and caregivers
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please refer to our website at www.rannerdale.co.nz for a list of fees.
Updated: 15 Feb 2016
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Mandarin Yes
Punjabi Yes
Samoan Yes
Sanskrit Yes
Urdu Yes
Other Information Yes Interpreter Services Available
Updated: 15 Feb 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baha'i Yes
Brethren Yes
Buddhist Yes
Christian Yes
Confucius Yes
Evangelical Yes
Hindu Yes
Inter denominational Yes Service held once a month
Muslim Yes
Jain Yes
Jewish Yes
Non denominational Yes
Orthodox Christian Yes
Pentecostal Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Ratana Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Communion once a week
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
Shinto Yes
Spiritualist/New Age Yes
Tao Yes
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints Yes
(Other comments) Yes All religions a re welcome and contacts will be made with their religious community on request.
Updated: 15 Feb 2016
Public Transport 0.40 km
Shops 0.30 km
Mall 0.60 km
Parks 0.06 km
Library 0.30 km
Updated: 27 Jan 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes Accredited with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a competency assessor for overseas qualified nurses seeking New Zealand Nursing registration
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 15 Feb 2016