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Selwyn Village Sarah Selwyn Hospital
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43 Target Street
Pt Chevalier
(09) 845 0736
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Sarah Selwyn at Selwyn Village is owned and managed by The Selwyn Foundation, an independent charitable trust with Christian values, providing residential care, independent retirement living and community services for older people.

Sarah Selwyn Hospital is a modern, purpose-built 81 bed hospital within Selwyn Village at 43 Target Street in Point Chevalier, Auckland. Sarah Selwyn has several cosy lounges which overlook the grounds of the Waitemata Harbour. All our rooms are single with ensuites which also include showers. Some larger rooms have additional features.

Our aim is to provide a warm and friendly environment within which full nursing care is provided. The hospitals are staffed with registered nurses 24 hours each day. They are assisted by caregivers and other professional staff as appropriate. All staff have on-going training as to the particular needs of those in their care, and on safety issues. Doctors routinely visit the hospital and there is medical coverage over 24 hours seven days a week.

We are happy to respond to all enquiries. Please contact us on the following numbers:

Sarah Selwyn: ph (09) 845 0736

We welcome your visitors and encourage them to take you for regular outings. We can lend you a wheel chair if necessary.

At Sarah Selwyn Hospital, standardised furniture is provided to allow our staff the space to use essential equipment such as shower chairs or hoists, but residents are invited to bring their favourite pictures and ornaments to make their room more homely. Please ask us before bringing in any personal furniture items.

Sarah Selwyn Hospital has several sheltered areas where you may sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. There are tea- and coffee-making facilities available in several lounges around the hospital.

Our friendly receptionists are able to help you in many ways. These include . . .
- Ordering a newspaper for you and arranging for payment
- Making appointments with our visiting hairdresser and podiatrist
- If you wish, our receptionists will help to manage your money, through operating a personal petty cash account and paying any incidental bills you may incur.

- At Sarah Selwyn, 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 the 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 please.

- Your meals are prepared with input from a qualified dietician, and individual diets can be arranged for you as required.

- A village chaplain visits on a regular basis and is available for counselling and spiritual guidance; a service of worship is held in the hospitals regularly.

Residents are offered a wide range of activities for their enjoyment, and to enable them to maintain mobility and develop skills. The ‘At home at Selwyn’ care model provides access to recreation, exercise and leisure activities, including . . .
- The services of a qualified physiotherapist
- Special activities - residents are able to take part in special theme events
- Music, sing-a-long sessions, entertainment and a weekly ‘happy-hour’
- An in-house Communion Service every week
- Crossword / word games/ bingo
- Indoor chair bowls / exercise
- News reading and book club
- Cooking Club / craft sessions
- 1 on 1 ‘pamper time’
- Mini-bus trips
- Animal therapy
- Birthday celebrations.

- Valuables: While we ask residents 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 hospitals have smoke detectors and sprinklers. Our fully trained staff have fire evacuation procedures in place - you can feel safe in their hands.
- Visitors’ Book: We have a visitor signing in/out book which is monitored. This helps to ensure the safety of all our people.


- a balanced community

Located at 43 Target Street, Pt Chevalier, Selwyn Village is set in 26 acres of park-like grounds on the water’s edge of the Pt Chevalier Peninsula. It is central to shopping malls, motorways, bus routes and only minutes from the City. We aim to promote a sense of community and companionship for residents and staff.

Villas and apartments
Private hospitals
A specialised dementia unit
Rest home

- Arts and Crafts Centre
- Beauty Therapist
- Blokes Shed
- Chapel, Church Services and Chaplaincy
- Café
- Cinema
- Community Hub - Sky available
- Craft Shop
- Dementia Day Care
- Dentist
- Hairdressing Salon
- Medical Centre
- Mini Market
- Games Room
- Gymnasium
- Library and Computer Room
- Licensed Bars
- Spa and Swimming Pool

These facilities are situated on the ground floor of Lichfield Towers and are available for the sole use and enjoyment of residents from the entire village.

Cross-town Metrolink Bus, with frequent services through the Village from the end of Point Chevalier Peninsular to Glen Innes, via St Luke’s Shopping Centre and the Greenlane Clinical Centre.

The Village Administration Block is located on the ground floor of Lichfield Towers. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.00 pm

Each house has a library where residents may read or borrow books. Collectively, the libraries have a stock of over 2,000 books. Large print books which have been withdrawn from public libraries are given to the village and may be borrowed free of charge.

The chapel is the focal point of Selwyn Village. Regular services of worship are held in the chapel. Services of worship are also held in Kerridge House, Sarah Selwyn Hospital and Ivan Ward Centre. A brochure is available detailing the chaplaincy service in Selwyn Village. Information on Chapel Services is available in the fortnightly newsletter. Chaplains are available for pastoral and spiritual care.

The Café on Lichfield is located in Lichfield Towers with a wide variety of refreshments and food available. Friends and family are most welcome. The café is open from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm daily.

The Community Centre is located beside the Mini-Market and is available to all village residents. It includes the Hub, games room and music room.

The Craft Centre is located in the Community Centre and is a place where you can continue with your creative and artistic pursuits.

Registered medical practitioners are on duty or on call at all times.

The village hairdressing salon is located in the Community Centre. It is open Tuesday to Friday: please telephone or call in to make an appointment. In addition, hairdressers visit each rest home and the hospital at least once a week.

MAINTENANCE - (All Property Related Matters / Appliance Faults)
Independent residents please note that in order to provide an effective and efficient service the Village has preferred contractors that are on call 24 hours, 7 days a week. These contractors are familiar with the site, the overall infrastructure of the Village and our Health and Safety procedures etc.

All meals are prepared and cooked on site. A qualified dietician oversees the menu. The main mid-day meal is served in the cafe of Lichfield Towers.

The mid-day meal can be ordered by Independent Residents if they wish by contacting a member of the resident services team.

Medical Centre hours are Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.

This is located in the community area and sells a range of essential items for your convenience e.g. stamps and postage items.

The Selwyn News is the village newsletter, published fortnightly on Thursdays. It gives village news and information about activities, entertainment, church service times and other events. It is distributed throughout the village free of charge.

Please arrange your own ‘Herald’ delivery by phoning the Circulation Department on Ph 0800 100 888. Newspapers can be also purchased from Café on Lichfield.

This has been formed by the residents' to liaise with the Selwyn Foundation administration. Each area of the village has a resident’s council representative.

Our security guard patrols the village all night from 6.00 pm until 6.00 am.

Shopping buses depart from outside Lichfield Towers every Thursday to St Lukes at 10.00 am, Pt Chevalier at 10.30am and New Lynn at 11.00 am. The transport cost is $5.00 per person.

A non smoking policy within our buildings applies to all residents, visitors and staff. Residents of rental and ‘Occupation Right Agreement’ areas are permitted to smoke within their own private living accommodation but not in any area of communal activity.

These are available at a reduced cost for attending Hospital Appointments only. Please see the receptionist at Administration.

Transport is provided within the village by a buggy service. The buggy operates from the community centre Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.00pm. Saturday to Sunday 9.00am - 3.00pm on request.

We have a number of rooms throughout the village available to hire for private functions by village residents. The music room, the Hub, theatre and café extension can be booked for a small fee. We can also offer a catering service through our on-site kitchen at an additional cost.

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 charitable focus is three-pronged: to combat social isolation and loneliness, increase social housing and offer hardship support. In all that we do, we do not lose sight of the importance of Tikanga and our Christian faith.

Our activities are grouped in four key areas:.

Enhancing the lives of elders who are vulnerable or in need.
Promoting the welfare of elders in general is an important aspect of the Foundation’s charitable Mission. We therefore distribute more than 30% of our annual operating surplus to charitable and not-for-profit groups working with or for the elderly at both community and national level. This is in addition to funding our community outreach Selwyn Centre programme, our subsidised rental accommodation and village medical centres.

Looking to the future, our charitable focus will be to deliver on our mission in combating
social isolation and loneliness, increase social housing and offer hardship support.

Investing in research and education to deliver quality care.
The Selwyn Foundation supports a wide range of gerontology research. In addition to assisting universities with studies that influence the wellbeing of elders, we also fund The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality and are the principal benefactor of The HOPE Foundation. By investing in quality learning and research opportunities, we aim to enhance the wellbeing of our residents, and of New Zealand’s ageing population as a whole.

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.
Selwyn’s community outreach is most evident in the Selwyn Centres. With 40 venues provided in association with Anglican parishes and serving more than 800 people each week, the programme provides community drop-in centres that enable those who may be living alone and in need of companionship to remain active, healthy and independent in their own neighbourhoods.

Creating thriving communities to age well.
The Selwyn Foundation seeks to create positive environments that promote residents’ independence, eliminate loneliness and add variety to the daily experience. We aim to create open, engaging communities where people have purpose, enjoy choice, and an active lifestyle with family and friends. By developing contemporary new environments and modernised styles of care, we’ll take forward into the future the vision our founders began over sixty years ago.

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
Updated: 1 Feb 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 75
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsYes
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 23 Jan 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes
Enrolled Nurse 24/7 Yes
Physiotherapist Yes During week days, we have two full time physiotherapists.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Occupational Therapy can be arranged as needed.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Available as required
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The hospitals both have their own full time activities coordinators from Monday to Friday.
Hairdresser Yes The hairdresser is available every week for Monday to Friday.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist calls weekly - or as required.
Dietitian Negotiable The services of a dietician is available as residents have a need.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes The services of a Chaplain is available as residents have a need.
Other Personnel Yes Volunteers assist with many activities in our Village.
Updated: 31 Jan 2018
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
Dialysis Yes May be accessed through the Auckland District Health Board.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes On Site.
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Where applicable.
Lounges/seating areas Yes This includes safe, extensive gardens.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes The Selwyn News is published fortnightly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smokers use their own designated areas.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 28 Oct 2010
Special Features
Special Features
One of the spacious lounges in Sarah Selwyn Hospital is the venue for residents to enjoy a multitude of activities - including carpet bowls.

The enclosed garden of Christ's Hospital offers a beautiful and safe area for wailking and reflection.

The Chapel of Christ the King is the spiritual centre of Selwyn Village. All residents have access to the chaplains, worship in the chapel and also in the hospitals themselves.
Updated: 5 Sep 2007
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our hospitals each have their own activities coordinators who, with the help of volunteers, provide a range of activities suited to the residents. These include . . .

Activity programme, Big print books, Carpet Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Church Services, Classical Music, Concerts, Entertainers, Exercises, Games, Garden, Indoor Games, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties and special celebrations, Pianist, Sing-a-longs
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals Residents' dietary needs are catered for professionally.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Selwyn Village has two resident doctors.
What's included in your fees and what's not There are no weekly fees payable for fully subsidised residents. Otherwise private residents are charged $773.08 per week.
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans Yes
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
Chinese dialect Yes
Cook Island Maori Yes
Danish Yes
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Flemish Yes
French Yes
Greek Yes
Interpreter Yes The services of an interpreter are able to be arranged.
Japanese Yes
Malay Yes
Mandarin Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Niuean Yes
Polish Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Russian Yes
Samoan Yes
Thai Yes
Tokelauan Yes
Tongan Yes
Other Information Yes These are some languages spoken by staff and/or residents as at this date. But in such a large community, people of languages and cultures change often. Please enquire should another language be helpful.
Updated: 9 Aug 2012
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes These are some languages spoken by staff and/or residents as at this date. But in such a large community - people of languages and cultures change often. Please enquire should another language be helpful.
Christian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Regular Catholic Masses are celebrated at Selwyn Village.
(Other comments) Yes Staff and Residents are of many Christian denominations, are of other religions, or none. All are welcome.
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Public Transport 0.00 km Stagecoach Buses have two stops within the grounds of Selwyn Village.
Shops 0.00 km Westpac Bank, Mini-Market-cum-Post Shop, Craft Shop, Bric-a-Brac & Used Clothing Shop and Cafe within Selwyn Village. New Clothing is available for sale regularly.
Mall 4.00 km St Luke's Shopping Mall - on the route of 007 buses passing through the Village.
Parks 0.00 km The nearest park is right outside the front entrance.
Library 1.00 km The Auckland Library Bus visits Selwyn Village weekly. Point Chevalier's Public Library is 1 km distant.
Updated: 31 Jan 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 5 Dec 2007

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