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Selwyn Sprott Village
Hospital Care
29 Messines Rd
Wellington 6012
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PO Box 17330
Wellington 6147
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Established over 100 years ago and previously known as Sprott House, Selwyn Sprott Village, has joined The Selwyn Foundation group offering a range of residential aged care including Independent living, rest home, secure dementia and hospital care.

Selwyn Sprott Village stands in just over 3/4 of a hectare, surrounded by established trees and mature gardens including roses, lavender and many other varieties of flowers as well as deciduous and evergreen trees. It overlooks the valley with glimpses of the harbour.

It is ideally located in the residential heart of Karori in Wellington.

Just a few minutes from Marsden Village, as well as the Karori Mall and 10 minutes from the centre of the city, it is well situated for shopping and is within walking distance from nearby cafes.

Selwyn Sprott Village offers a warm, caring and secure environment for residents and provides a home away from home when total independence is no longer an option and hospital care is needed.


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

The Selwyn Foundation is an independent, faith-based New Zealand registered charity 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 five 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 partnered with Auckland Council to further build on our affordable housing goals in addition to our 81 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: 27 Sep 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 37
Vacancy Yes
ensuite and double rooms available
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $65.00/day up to $260.00/day as at 06 Dec 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 7 Dec 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Contracted to Selwyn Sprott Village from TBI Health
Occupational Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes An activities' programme is in place, run by two full-time activities' coordinators.
Hairdresser Yes Hairdressing and beautician salon on site, massage is available on request.
Podiatrist Yes A podiatrist is available on request
Dietitian Yes Contracted to Selwyn Sprott Village from Food Savy.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Services are held at Selwyn Sprott Village.
Other Personnel No Each level of Service has its own Care Manager who overseas the Caregivers and Registered Nurses, and is responsible for keeping families updated with progress reports.
Updated: 14 Feb 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 27 Aug 2010
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Seven Double rooms for married couples
Ensuite Yes All our single rooms in the new wings have Ensuite
Alcohol Permitted Yes Within reason
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes available on request
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes only in designated area outside
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 19 Feb 2016
Special Features
Special Features
The Selwyn Foundation is a registered charity
Updated: 1 Oct 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Alzheimer's Society, BBQ, Board games, Bowls, Canine friends, Church, Classical Music, Dancing, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Indoor Games, Internet, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Quizzes, Reading, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 14 Feb 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not The following are not included: Beautician, Hairdresser, Massage Therapist, Podiatrist, Specialist Care Phone, Taxis
Staffing qualifications and details We have a full team of Registered Nurses and a full team of qualified caregivers.
Details about meals We have catering services supplied by an external catering service who manage our homely menu, and can cater for any type of diet.
Updated: 14 Feb 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Arabic Yes
Armenian Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Greek Yes
Hindi Yes
Indonesian Yes
Japanese Yes
Korean Yes
Malayalam Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Thai Yes
Tongan Yes
Welsh Yes
Updated: 27 Aug 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Location Distance Details
Shops 1.00 Km
Mall 2.00 Km
Parks 2.00 Km
Library 2.00 Km
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 21 Mar 2013

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