BISHOP BUCKLE HOSPITAL -
Faith, independence, care and wellness.
We believe that providing a home like environmet where elders can live and grow is our Christian mission, and that Christian faith and love must be reflected in the quality of care and services we provide.
We are a modern, purpose-built 29 and 6 flexi bedroom options, these are either Rest Home or Hospital level standard rooms depending on the level of care required by the individual, within Whangarei’s Selwyn Park Retirement Village, at 15 Puriri Park Road, Maunu.
Our 25 premium rooms have an ensuite with a shower and toilet - and we also have 10 ‘standard’ rooms with shared toilet facilities.
Bishop Buckle Hospital has several cosy areas which overlook the grounds or the Maunu Reserve which is rich in native bird life. Built up gardens provide opportunity for gardening and a shared courtyard provides a safe haven for our pets and for families to enjoy outdoor living with their elders in our little "garden of eden"
Selwyn Park Village also provides Rest Home Care, a purpose designed Dementia Care Residential Unit and attractive ‘Villas’ for independent living.
We want you to have an enjoyable time here, and encourage you to talk over any ideas or concerns with our manager. It is a good idea to arrange a time to meet.
Our aim is to provide a warm and friendly environment within which full nursing care is provided. The hospital is staffed with Registered Nurses 24 hours each day. They are assisted by caregivers, trainee diversional therapist and other allied health professional staff as appropriate.
All staff have on-going training as to the particular needs of elders in their care, and safety issues are a priority. Doctors routinely visit the hospital and there is medical coverage over 24 hours seven days a week.
MAKING YOU AT HOME
We welcome visitors and encourage them to take you for regular outings. We can lend you a wheel chair if necessary.
Do bring your photographs,favourite pictures and ornaments. However, we do limit the amount of furniture in Hospital areas to allow our staff the space to use equipment such as shower chairs or hoists. Please ask us before you bring in extra furniture.
We have several sheltered areas where you may sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. There are Tea and coffee making facilities available around the hospital and a BBQ area in the courtyard for you and your family to have a BBQ. All you need to bring is the food and we will provide the extras.
HERE FOR YOU
Our friendly receptionist Hayley is able to help you in many ways. These include . . .
- Ordering a newspaper for you and arrange for payment.
- Make appointments with our visiting hairdresser and podiatrist.
- If you wish, our receptionist will help to manage your money, through operating a personal petty cash account and paying any incidental bills you may incur.
A private telephone may be installed in your room at rental charge through Telecom, although a telephone is also available for you to use in our reception area.
All laundry is done on the premises but we ask that woollens and delicate items be taken home by family whenever possible. All items need to be named. It is a good idea to bring in a small laundry hamper for dirty clothing.
Your meals are prepared with input from a qualified dietician - and individual diets can be arranged for you as required.
The Village Chaplain is based in the Hospital and visits on a regular basis. The Chaplain is available for counselling and spiritual guidance. A service of worship is held in the hospital regularly and daily in the Rest Home at 10am
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
Residents are offered a wide range of activities for their enjoyment, social interaction and to maintain mobility and develop skills. There is access to recreation, exercise and leisure activities, including . . .
- Special Activities. Residents are able to take part in themed events several times each year
- Music, Sing-a-long sessions and entertainment
- Crossword / Word Games
- Indoor ‘Boules’ (Chair Bowls)
- News reading
- Exercises - Book club
- 1 on 1 ‘Pamper time’
- Mini-bus trips
- Birthday Celebrations
- Arts and Crafts
- Caring for pets’ days
Valuables. We have limited storage, so ask that anything of significant value be left with family or friends. While we ask people not to have valuables or money in their rooms, personal effects brought in need to be insured by the resident or their family.
Fire: The Hospital has smoke detectors and sprinklers. Should you hear an alarm, please stay where you are. Our fully trained staff have fire evacuation procedures in place - you can feel safe in their hands.
Visitors Book: Held at the main entrance, we have a visitor signing in/out book which is monitored. This helps to ensure the safety of all our people.
BEING GOOD NEIGHBOURS
Please do not smoke within our building - we do have a smoking area for you..
We ask that you respect your neighbours by not having your TV or radio on too loudly.
THE SELWYN FOUNDATION GROUP – AN OVERVIEW and VISION STATEMENT
- The Selwyn Foundation has been around for a very long time.
Selwyn’s residents mirror New Zealand society as a whole, having people from all kinds of backgrounds, life experiences and interests. These days, people entering our retirement villages are older - now that people are living and remaining active for much longer.
Nevertheless, people residing in Rest Homes as well as those living independently, are encouraged to live as full a life as is humanly possible through maintaining existing links with community activities such as the RSA Club, local churches, Probus, U3A and sports clubs. Organised activities are on offer too – and managers are always interested in hearing of new ideas for activities, outings and social gatherings.
Today’s retirement villages are the culmination of over 50 years of progress. It was towards the late 1940s that the Anglican Church’s Auckland City Mission became very concerned about the plight of elderly people to cope in sometimes dilapidated houses, often too large for them once children had grown up and moved away.
The Mission had already done considerable work with older people by 1954 when the first 20 retired people became residents at Selwyn Village in Point Chevalier. This was the first rest home and retirement complex of its kind built in New Zealand. It still exists, although almost grown beyond recognition.
In 1967, the Mission arranged for the creation of The Selwyn Foundation as a separate charitable trust, specifically set up to look after this special concern for the needs of older people in our society.
Named after George Augustus Selwyn, first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand, the Foundation is an independent perpetual trust and not-for-profit organisation. Selwyn owns or manages retirement facilities in Northland, throughout greater Auckland and in the Waikato. It continues to grow and flourish - it is here to stay!
- Providing quality Christian care for the elderly.
The Selwyn Foundation Group invites you to take a closer look at our commitment to Christian values, quality care, accommodation and services, which continue to make us a leader in the provision of a wide range of accommodation and service options for the elderly in New Zealand.
It is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of all residents through the ‘Selwyn Way’ wellness concept.
The Selwyn Foundation Group owns and manages a number of facilities throughout the North Island, and is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of aged care in New Zealand.
We place a high value on honesty and mutual respect. We strive to see our people fulfilled through the creation of work environments, where openness, communication, teamwork and safety are paramount. Our staff and volunteers share a specific interest in older adults, and undertake ongoing training in the particular needs of those in their care.
We strive to achieve excellence, continually seeking means for improvement and innovation in our care and services. Furthermore, we will, with integrity, adopt the highest standards of ethical behaviour in all our activities: care, legal, financial, environmental and all business practices.
The Selwyn Foundation Group
PO Box 44-106, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1246.
Telephone 09 846 0119.
Fax 09 846 0700.