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St Albans Retirement Village
Hospital Care
St Albans Retirement Village
41 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Christchurch 8014
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Symone Bruhns - 021 484 535
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Vena Connell - 021 905 778
Clinical Manager
Penny Louisson
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Our aim for St Albans Retirement Village residents is to provide the highest quality of care in a warm, safe, comfortable and friendly environment.

Residents are recognized as individuals who are treated with respect and dignity. Their health and privacy needs are upheld at all times.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 20 Aug 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 8
Vacancy No
Our hospital wing has been recently upgraded and refurbished. All rooms have new ensuites and are newly painted, have new carpet, and the atmosphere is light and airy. The vacant rooms offer a large bay window ideal for displaying your treasures and photographs, or a ranchslider bringing in all day sunshine.
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10/day up to $15/day as at 17 Aug 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 18 Sep 2020
From the partner of one of our residents...

"I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the staff for the wonderful care afforded to Esther in her stay at the village. The courtesy and kindness shown to me was absolutely amazing and more than one could ever ask for.

To take Esther into care was a tremendous relief to me and her family at the time and I cannot thank you enough for that."
Updated: 15 Apr 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Our Professional, Experienced Registered Nurses are on site 24 hours per day.
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have three Enrolled nurses on staff
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our Friendly and Experienced Caregiving team offer personalised care
Physiotherapist Yes Local company 'On The Go Physio' provide physio care and support to our residents
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Wellness Co-ordinator offers a full, varied programme Monday to Friday.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser Sue is available for appointments in our onsite salon every Thursday and Friday.
Podiatrist Yes Riccarton Podiatry visits the village every six weeks
Dietitian Yes All of our food service is overseen by a registered dietitian
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our village enjoys a close relationship with our neighbours, 'the Little Company of Mary', as well as having relationships with other community support people
Updated: 3 Jan 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to provide End of Life care
Wound Care Yes Our nurses are trained in the latest wound management techniques
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes All of our care staff are well trained in continence management.
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes A physio visits weekly
Infection Control Yes All staff receive regular training in Infection Control
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Manager Penny is a registered nurse with many years experience.
Updated: 9 Jun 2020
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We offer hospital level respite care when rooms are available.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 20 Aug 2018
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage our residents to personalise their room with a small amount of appropriate furniture
Single Rooms Yes Our spacious hospital rooms all have ensuites and large windows
Ensuite Yes All rooms have ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Pets may be able to reside with you in your new home, we do have a pet policy. We have 2 village cats, Sooty and Smokey. We also have gold fish.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We can consider individual requests. Please feel free to ask.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes There are phone jack points in every room and residents are welcome to arrange a phone connection with their choice of provider
Wifi Yes Our village has Wifi, but we encourage residents, who want fast and reliable internet, to organise their own broadband connection
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Our heating is underfloor and centrally controlled. However, we will happily adjust it to each resident's needs.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We offer several lounges, with one dedicated hospital lounge. There are also a number of landscaped outdoor seating areas.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are able to offer End of Life care, subject to availability
Outings Yes Our Activities staff arrange regular outings to cafes, events, shopping and sightseeing.
Whanau Room Yes We have a dedicated hospital lounge where family can spend time with our residents
Residents Committee Yes Residents' meetings are held every two months.
Newsletter Yes Our village newsletter is published bi monthly. It is distributed to all residents and emailed to family and friends.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained in the management of Challenging Behaviour.
Confused Residents No Our village is an open facility
Updated: 27 Dec 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Our 18 bed Care Wing is staffed by very experienced and longtime employees. It is a peaceful wing with a garden outlook. All rooms have ensuites.
Updated: 26 Apr 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Wellness Co-ordinator Lee co-ordinates a varied monthly calendar of activities e.g. art & crafts, board games, Church service, cooking & baking, dancing, entertainment, exercises, flower arranging, games, gardening, happy hour, housie, theme events, piano, quizzes, reading, guest speakers, shopping, sing-a-longs, Sky TV, men's group, indoor games e.g. bowls & golf, jigsaw puzzles, library, movies in house and out, music, newspaper readings, further outings e.g. lunches, afternoon teas, exhibitions, preschool, casino, & picnics.
Updated: 21 Aug 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Burmese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Nepali Yes
Rumanian Yes
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 21 Aug 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Updated: 21 Aug 2018
Public Transport 0.50 km An excellent bus route is located close to the village.
Shops 0.10 km Local dairy is within 100mt. The Edgeware shops are ten minutes walk away.
Mall 1.70 km Merivale Mall, City Mall and Northlands Mall are local malls
Parks 1.00 km Local parks are Hagley Park and Abberley Park which both are a short drive away.
Library 0.50 km We have a library available for all residents use. We also offer an in-house library exchange (books supplied by Ch-Ch City Libraries). The Peterborough Library is less than a kilometre away.
Updated: 9 Jun 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Our support and care staff are encouraged to participate in CareerForce training.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes Our village had a favourable audit in 2016 and we were rewarded with four years certification.
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 9 June 2019
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes We are a member of this organisation
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 20 Aug 2018

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