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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
Rental Cottages
Private Hospitals - 150 beds
A Specialised Dementia Unit
Rest Homes

Arts and Crafts Centre
Chapel, Church Services and Chaplaincy
Coffee Inn
Craft Shop, garden plants and seedlings and a pre-loved clothes shop
Cross-town Stagecoach Bus, with frequent services through the Village from the end of Point Chevalier Peninsular to St Heliers Bay, via St Luke’s Shopping Centre and the Greenlane Clinical Centre.
Dementia Day Care
Guest Cottages
Medical Centre
Mini Market - Post Shop and Hairdressing Salon
Residents’ Carpentry Workshop
Selwyn Theatre for recreational and social activities

More facilities
Games Room - Gymnasium - Library and Computer Room
Spa Pool 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. There are coffee and tea making facilities in the TV room kitchen. If you wish to access these facilities before 8.00 am and after 5.00 pm you may obtain a key from Administration for a deposit of $35.00 which is refundable on return.

The village Administration Block is located opposite the Chapel. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm. Saturday & Sunday, 10.00 am - 3.30 pm.

Each house has a library where residents may read or borrow books. Collectively, the libraries have a stock of over 2000 books. Large print books which have been withdrawn from public libraries are given to the village and may be borrowed free of charge.
An Auckland City Mobile Library Bus visits Selwyn Village every Thursday between 9.15 am and 10.30 am and stops outside the main doors of Kerridge. It will not visit on Public Holidays or between the Christmas and New Year period.

The chapel is the focal point of Selwyn Village. Regular services of worship are held in the chapel and broadcast into the rest homes. Services of worship are also held in Brian Wells Lodge and Christ’s Hospital. A brochure is available detailing the chaplaincy service in Selwyn Village. Information on Chapel Services is available in the weekly newsletter.

Situated in the Community Centre, the Coffee Inn is open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily.

The Community Centre is located beside the ASB Bank and the Mini-Market and is available to all village residents who may wish to utilize it.

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.

Guest accommodation for family and friends is available for rent. Please enquire about prices and make reservations through the receptionist at Administration.

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

A volunteer provides a highly efficient service for anyone who has a hearing aid and who needs supplies such as batteries. A Hearing Association member visits the village. Appointments may be made through the Medical Centre.

For rest home residents mail is normally delivered to each ‘house’ by 11.00 am Monday to Friday.
Your address for mail is: Mr / Mrs / Miss, Number / House, Selwyn Village, 43 Target Street,
Point Chevalier, AUCKLAND 1022.
Each ‘house’ has a box for outgoing mail which is cleared at 1.00 pm on weekdays and 4.30 pm on Saturdays. Mail to all independent living areas will be delivered by NZ Post directly to their own mail box. Please ensure your Selwyn Village address is given to NZ Post. If you are unsure of what your address is please check at administration first.

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. The procedure to access one of the above services is as follows:
Monday to Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm contact Administration (ph 846 0119)
After Hours phone 845 0734.

All meals are prepared and cooked on site. A qualified dietician oversees the menu. The main mid-day meal is served in the dining room of Lichfield Towers. There are two sittings:
11.30 am Cottage Residents 12.00 noon Villa and Apartment Residents

The mid-day meal can be ordered by Independent Residents if they wish and/or for guests by signing the reservation book in the dining room by 3.00 pm the day before. You must then purchase a meal ticket from reception in the Administration Office. Meal tickets will be collected by a staff member attending to your table.

Medical Centre hours are Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

This is located in the Administration Block and sells a range of essential items for your convenience.

The Selwyn News is the village newsletter, published weekly on Wednesdays. 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 373 6000.

Our physiotherapists provide a service to all residents in care.

These have been formed by the residents to liaise with the Selwyn Foundation administration. Each house or area of the village has a resident’s committee, with meetings open to all residents of the area concerned.

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

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month: This leaves for Lynmall from outside Lichfield Towers at 11.45 am and leaves Lynmall at 2.00 pm. The transport cost is $3.00 per person.
On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month there is a trip to Pt Chevalier shops. The Bus leaves outside Lichfield at 10.30 am, returning at 11.30 am. The Transport cost is $1.00 per person. This service is for Independent Residents only and reservations are made through the receptionist in Administration.

A no-smoking policy within our buildings applies to all residents, visitors and staff. Those who smoke need to go outside to one of the properly designated smoking areas, all of which are located more than 2 metres away from any window or door opening. 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.

Within the village, transport is provided by buggies driven by our volunteers. They operate from the Community Centre 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm each week day. To request a buggy please phone 846 0119 ext 756. On weekends, please phone 846 0119 ext 819.

VILLAGE FACILITIES - available for hire by our residents
The Community Centre, Theatre and ground floor Lichfield Towers (either the Lounge or TV Room) are available for private functions and bookings should be made through the Activities Co-ordinator.
We charge a $30.00 deposit plus $3.00 per person to hire each area and these charges help to defray the costs in maintaining the standard of these facilities. Hireage includes use of the kitchen facilities, crockery and cutlery. If staff are required to clean up, serve or be in attendance, such costs will be additional. Please consult with the Independent Services Manager for details.

These are people who give their time and support to the life of the village. Most volunteers come from the community, others are themselves village residents.

- 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.
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 - One room available on Monday 1
Additional Room CostsYes
Updated: 18 Jun 2018
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.
Own Social Worker 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
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes On Site.
Stomal Therapist Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes May be accessed through the Auckland District Health Board.
Spinal Injuries Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Anthroposophical Care Yes
Psychologist Yes Negotiable - available when needed.
Psychiatrist Yes Available as required
Updated: 5 Dec 2007
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Where applicable.
Maori Kaupapa Yes
Newsletter Yes The Selwyn News is published fortnightly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes This includes safe, extensive gardens.
Outings Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smokers use their own designated areas.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers 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 re Meals Residents' dietary needs are catered for professionally.
Staffing Details Selwyn Village has two resident doctors.
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include 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 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 & MembershipStatusDetails
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