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SARAH SELWYN HOSPITAL - SELWYN VILLAGE
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
MAKING YOU AT HOME
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.
HERE FOR YOU
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.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
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
A specialised dementia unit
- Arts and Crafts Centre
- Beauty Therapist
- Blokes Shed
- Chapel, Church Services and Chaplaincy
- Community Hub - Sky available
- Craft Shop
- Dementia Day Care
- Hairdressing Salon
- Medical Centre
- Mini Market
- Games Room
- 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
BOOKS AND LIBRARY SERVICE
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.
CHAPEL OF CHRIST THE KING
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.
CAFE ON LICHFIELD
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.
INDEPENDENT RESIDENTS COMMITTEE
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 – AN OVERVIEW and OUR MISSION
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.