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Selwyn Oaks Village
Hospital Care
21 Youngs Road
Postal Address
21 Youngs Road
Papakura 2110
Counties Manukau
(09) 297 2079
(09) 297 2238
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Niccy Brougham - 09 297 2079
The Selwyn Foundation Group - (09) 845 0838
Village and Care Manager:
Niccy Brougham - 09 297 2079
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Reflecting best practice from around the world, The Selwyn Foundation is set to deliver holistic care and support to the elderly which is focused totally on the individual, their needs and what they want out of life. The physical design of our facilities, and our staffing structures, are focused on overall wellness, not just clinical care.

The new care suites within the Lees Centre at Selwyn Oaks is a manifestation of this new model of care, where communities are based around small clusters of resident ‘households’ within the larger care community. Provision of rest home and hospital care from this purpose-built facility enables residents to continue living on site as their care needs change over time.


Located on the first and second floors, 4 small communities or 'households' are home to a total of 48 residents. Each household functions like a home, with its own living room and open plan kitchen and large balcony for relaxing. Whanau and friends are able not just to visit, but also use the household kitchen and even stay overnight.

Each household has:
- its own 24/7 care partners
- its own front door, with a door bell for use after hours
- lounge with fireplace
- dining area (with one large dining table)
- domestic open plan kitchen for staff, residents and whanau to use as they please
- a den or whanau room for residents and families to use during visits, or for whanau to stay overnight complete with (fold-out couch)
- a guest toilet close to the whanau rooms

Each resident’s room has:
- its own ensuite (bidet optional)
- a generous wardrobe
- smart TV with access to SKY TV and
- Netflix
- wifi

In addition there is:
- a nurse onsite 24/7
- a small domestic laundry that both residents and families can use should they wish to (a regular commercial laundry service will also be available).

The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.

The Selwyn Foundation is an independent, faith-based New Zealand charitable trust providing services to older people and their families. We have been leading the way in improving the quality of life of our elders for over sixty years. As pioneers of the retirement village model and of rest home care in this country, we are uniquely experienced in providing residential care, independent retirement living and community outreach services for older adults.

With the dramatic rise of New Zealand's ageing population, the work of The Selwyn Foundation is more important than ever. Building on our achievements to date — and in keeping with our original Mission to provide quality care for elders — we will continue to innovate, diversify and offer a continuum of flexible care options that meet the present and future needs of ageing people and their families.

In keeping with our mission:
To deliver quality services that are responsive to the ageing person and their family, ensuring that our charitable outreach supports those who are vulnerable or in need.

Our activities are grouped in four key areas:

Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.

To support our mission we reappraised our definition of 'vulnerability' and developed new, practical ideas on how our charitable mission could affect the quality of life of older people. We identified three particular areas where our help can make a substantial difference to those in need:

• Social isolation/loneliness
• Affordable housing
• Hardship support

These priorities are funded through surpluses derived from the various Selwyn villages, community services and educational functions, and through fundraising, donations, bequests, and sponsorship initiatives and in the future surpluses from commercial partnerships. We have recently partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our social housing goals in addition to our 57 rentals.

Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.

The Selwyn Institute takes a holistic approach to the wellbeing of older people and helps inform our charitable and business functions through knowledge-sharing, research, trials, innovations, and technology development.

The Selwyn Foundation is committed to opening up growth and skill opportunities that help our staff, their families and our residents.

Providing care and support to elders in their community.

Recognising that village life is not for everyone, The Selwyn Foundation is expanding its care and services to those who choose to remain living in their communities. Helping older people to remain connected through our Selwyn Centres, providing cost effective transport, health and fitness programmes, and providing products and services that they both need and want. All of this delivered through The Selwyn Way – our approach to care.

Creating thriving communities to age well.

We continue to build thriving communities, mindful of the potential need for continuum of care. With the development of The Selwyn Way, our approach to care, so too we have developed purpose-built residential care housing that allows us to provide residents with a more homely environment where they can find meaning and self-fulfilment.

The Selwyn Foundation
PO Box 8203, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Telephone (09) 846 0119.
Fax (09) 846 0700.
Email: mail@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Website: www.selwynfoundation.org.nz
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 2 Apr 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 48
Vacancy Yes
Please contact Niccy, Care Manager, for enquiries about Hospital care. ph 2972079.
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsYes
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 24 Jul 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes A registered nurse is always on duty
Nurse Practitioner Yes Our Nurse Practitioner is just a phone call away and visits once a month
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 24/7 Yes Experienced and trained care assistance is available at all times
Physiotherapist Yes We have a contracted physiotherapist available as needed
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Occupational therapy is arranged as it is required.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our Assistant Diversional Therapist, Sherri, works together with residents on their life enrichment program
Activities Co-ordinator No Our Assistant Diversional Therapist, Sherri, works together with residents on their life enrichment program and our care partners assist residents in this regard
Hairdresser Yes Appointments are made with our hairdresser on two days each week.
Podiatrist Yes Our podiatrist calls by arrangment as residents have a need.
Dietitian Yes This service is provided by our contracted caterers.
Kaumatua Yes Our Kaumatua is on call.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes As well conducting Sunday Worship Services and meeting personal needs as required, our Chaplain is available to residents with or without appointment every Tuesday and Frday from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm.
Other Personnel Yes A team of Volunteers assists with weekly activities, transport, entertainment, home groups and the like.
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes In liaison with Diabetic Specialists at Middlemore Hospital.
Continence Advice Yes We act on advice from specialists at Middlemore Hospital.
Stomal Therapy No Counties Manukau DHB specialists advise as required.
Stroke Rehabilitation No The services of the Stroke Foundation Field Officer are accessed when required.
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control No We work according to advice from specialists from the Counties Manukau DHB.
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care No Care is facilitated through Mental Health Services - South Auckland, through Counties Manukau DHB.
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 18 Oct 2007
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Carer Support Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Private Paying Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Booking can be made in advance Yes Diana.okeme@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes There are 48 single rooms available in our hospital
Ensuite Yes All hospital rooms have full ensuite - premium rates apply.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Sel & Wyn Canaries. Tropical Fish Tank. 3 Chickens.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Available at a specialised facility on-site in conjunction with the local Anglican Parish workers. Ph: 297 2238
Outings Yes Regularly
Whanau Room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes No specific staff member, but provided through Foundation Staff and access though the local marae.
Residents Committee No A monthly meeting is held for all residents
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Updated: 22 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
The Lees Centre - our new community centre and care home is now open.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Life enrichment program for all residents, Activity programme, Age Concern, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Outings, Shopping, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Breakfast, Mid-day meal, evening meal and supper provided
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Flemish Yes Flemish is accessible through our Residential Services Manager.
Interpreter Yes Either through a staff member or the local DHB Interpreter Service.
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Other Information Yes With staff members and residents from many different countries, we are often able to meet residents' needs - please ask our manager for help.
Updated: 27 Jun 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Sunday weekly Services are held in the main lounge. The Chaplain is available to all.
Inter denominational Yes All are welcome at worship - or to avail themselves of the Chaplain's service.
Updated: 15 Dec 2017
Public Transport 1.00 km Stagecoach bus services stop nearby on. the Great South Road. The train station is about 3 kilometres away at Papakura.
Shops   A mini-market convenience store operates in the Village, and there is a dairy just outside, close to the main gate.
Mall 3.00 km Selwyn Oaks Village is an equal distance from two shopping centres at Papakura and Takinini respectively.
Parks 3.00 km Central Park is the closest large area, although there are smaller park-like grounds nearby as well.
Library   A readers library is on-site and the Papakura Library Bus visits regularly.
Updated: 18 Oct 2007
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 18 Oct 2007

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