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South Care Rest Home & Hospital
1027 George Street
North Dunedin
Dunedin 9016
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Same as above
Southern (Otago)
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Didi Jundam Fortunato
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Carly Mangulabnan, RN - 021 028 60682
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Located in the historical part of North Dunedin and a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Woodhaugh Gardens, South Care Rest Home and Hospital offers older people requiring rest home and hospital level care a warm and kind environment to call home.

We are proudly part of Sound Care Group, with five homes in New Zealand that deliver holistic care to older people.

Welcome to our home and experience our Culture of Care, where we believe every encounter is an opportunity to make you feel genuinely cared for.

Y.O.U. Plan (Your Own Unique Care Plan)

We plan your care with you and your family from the start and consider your choices at the heart of what we do. Your needs are uniquely your own and your personalised care plan is a recognition of this.

Stay connected and active

You have always lived your life with purpose and passion, and you can stay that way at our home. We design activities that keep you physically active and connected to your loved ones and the community. Our spacious rooms provide the space for both privacy and the level of care you need. While our generous lounge and secure garden area are places for enjoying friendships and views of nature.

Be nurtured and nourished

Our team of managers, nurses, caregivers and support staff are all qualified, highly trained, and share a true passion for care. It’s the same level of care that goes into every nutritious meal deliciously prepared by our in-house chef, and weekly plan of activities that considers your personal preferences.

Contact us to arrange a visit. We’d love to show you our home.

fm@south-care.co.nz | 03 479 9630

Rest Home | Hospital Level | Day Care | Respite
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 22 Dec 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 34
Vacancy Yes
Check with us for hospital level rooms availability
Impending vacancy Yes - Please call us to check
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $15.00/day as at 26 Feb 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 11 Aug 2022
"I personally would like to say
Thank you,
for the changes you have made
at this rest home,
Before you could say
things were stormy, and not safe
now, it’s the opposite
wonderful careers, amazing nurses
warm food, really makes a difference
And I want to personally
thank the managers,
no more stormy weather
it’s summer all year round..."
Ashlyn, Nov 2021

"My husband and I would like to thank you very much for our stay here. Everything has ran according to plan smoothly. It has taken a lot of stress off our shoulders. It has been very comfortable, and we coudln;t have choosen a better place. We would like to thank all your staff as well, a great bunch of girls. We would recommend the home to anybody looking for care."
~ Resident's at Woodhaugh

"Please accept our grateful thanks for the kindness and support you gave 'M' while she was in your care. Also the lovely afternoon for her 86th birthday. it was much appreciated by all her families."
~ Family of resident at Woodhaugh
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have Registered Nurses on site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Nurse Practitioner Yes We are able to access Nurse Practitioners where required and we work closely with them to support residents needs.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have caregivers in the facility 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We have a podiatrist who visits us regularly
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We can arrange an Occupational Therapist as required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We can arrange a Social Worker as required.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a fully qualified Diversional Therapist.
Hairdresser Yes We have a Hairdresser that comes into the facility once a week.
Podiatrist Negotiable We can arrange a Podiatrist up on your request.
Dietitian Yes A dietician is available to best support dietary requirements of residents.
Accredited Visitors Yes Doctors & other allied health providers visit on a regular basis and where required.
Kaumatua Yes Can be arranged up on request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable We have church service visits once a month. This is dependant on the current COVID-19 alert levels.
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We work closely with the Otago Community Hospice and the Nurse Practitioners.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We work closely with the Otago Community Hospice and the Nurse Practitioners.
Wound Care Yes We are able to refer to the Wound care specialist at the SDHB and all our nurses have had training in wound management.
Diabetic Care Yes We work closely with the GP regarding Diabetic care and are able to refer if needing specialist diabetic care.
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes We have an infection control nurse and provide regular training to all staff about best practices in infection control management.
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
High Care Needs Yes This will need to be discussed with the Group Clinical Manager to ensure we are able to meet the needs of the person.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Your room will be furnished with all your needs, however we are happy if you wish to bring all or some of your furniture. We encourage you to make your room as individual as you would like.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms with toilet.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Supervised by/ or staff and family
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This will need to be discussed with management.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Personal telephone also available at residents own cost. See us for more information on this.
Wifi Yes Available up on request - there may be additional costs to this, please discuss with the Facility Manager.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Heaters provided.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have 3 warm and cosy lounges and lovely outdoor areas with seating amongst our beautiful gardens.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We work closely with Hospice and their Nurse Practitioners.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes We have outings available as per our Diversional Therapy calendar.
Whanau Room Yes Private room/space/lounge available on request.
Maori Kaupapa No We can try to arrange this where needed.
Residents Committee Yes We have a 6 weekly residents meetings with support from Age Concern.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents No This will need to be discussed with the Clinical Manager.
Rural Setting Yes Adjacent to Woodhaugh Gardens
Smoking Permitted No We are a smokefree rest-home but we do provide outdoor areas undercover for those who do smoke.
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Our primary goal is to provide a" home" that also has all the clinical support required to care for an older person or a handicapped.

We are adjacent to Woodhaugh Gardens and near to the Botanic Gardens in North Dunedin. We are conveniently located being just 2kms from the City Centre and Dunedin Hospital with the Gardens Shopping Centre nearby.

Our home's layout allows us to offer five separate areas, each with its own lounge and dining area. This creates and feeling of home, and allows residents more options. The overall size and scale of our home means that we can offer a large range of services including outings and activities.

Please call us if you wish to have more information.
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have an extensive Activity programme available that is co-ordinated by our qualified, experienced Diversional Therapist.

Regular activities include Newspaper readings, Quizzes, Housie, our own Library (with Big print books available), Cribbage, Crafts, Church Services, Visits and Concerts from Children from local schools and kindergartens, Entertainers and Indoor Games.

Personal Shopping for necessities is available upon request of families.
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact Management for more information.
Staffing qualifications and details Recognizing that some of our hospital level residents have increased medical needs we have a Registered Nurse on site 24/7. Our home has Doctors who visit two days per week and are available at short notice if needed more frequently. Physiotherapy and other medical related services are available as required. There are caregivers are on duty 24/7 and other staff are here every day. Our staff are available for support amd assistance up on request. Our night staff are available to help if sleep is a problem, even if it is just for a cup of tea and just a chat.
Details about meals All residents are invited out to the dining room or offered breakfast in bed. We provide regular meals including morning tea with snacks. Lunch as a main, and afternoon tea consist of a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, dinner and supper. Fruit is served with all meals and also available on request. Our four week rotating menu changes depending on the summer and winter produce. Each menu is checked and reviewed by dietition. Residents can order alternative meals if they choose. Meals can be served in rooms if desired.
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Roman Catholic Yes Mass available on request
(Other comments) Yes Non denominational services held monthly.
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.01 Km Bus stops just outside of our facility.
Shops 0.01 Km Our local dairy, Willowbank Dairy, is situated in very close proximaty to our facility.
Mall 2.00 Km We are just around the corner from the local Gardens Shopping Centre which has a bakery, bookshops, natural health services, chemist and a supermarket.
Parks 0.01 Km We are lucky enough to be resided right beside Woodhaugh Gardens.
Library 2.00 Km We have a range of books available and also house a selection of books from the Public Library.
Updated: 29 Dec 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Updated: 29 Dec 2021

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