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St Patrick's Rest Home and Hospital
Hospital Care
3-7 Wilding Ave
Central Auckland
Postal Address
09 6388258; 096388454
(09) 638 9101
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Jenny Liu - 0275140543
David Rankin - 0276027493
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Chao Geng - 0210301151
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St Patricks Home and Hospital
Our philosophy is:
We are committed to providing quality care and excellent services, where everyone is treated as an individual.
Our emphasis is on maintaining a strong sense of dignity and independence for all residents to meet their services needs and promote their health and wellbeing.
We believe that our care and service must be delivered with compassion, professionalism and empathy in a safe environment that supports individual values, beliefs and cultures, free from discrimination.
We are fully certified and operate to a consistently high quality standard.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 4 Nov 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 43
Vacancy No
We specialize in hospital level care dealing with various medical issues include stroke and ACC patients, with a warm family atmosphere and attention to the individual. RN cover 24/7. We have double room available for couple
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 22 Jun 2018
We maintain a folder of "Positive Feedback" from our former and current residents/families which is available for perusal.
Updated: 27 Sep 2011
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes Available from Auckland Hosptial when required
Registered Nurse Yes We provide 24 hour nursing coverage. The RN team are highly skilled and experienced, able to care for clients with high and complex needs, for example managing transparent parenteral nutrition (TPN) and peritoneal dialysis.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a high coverage of qualified senior healthcare assistants who provide personal care to residents. We pride ourselves on the level of training provided and our staff are continuously learning and developing, keeping up to date with best practice.
Physiotherapist Yes A physiotherapist attends the service regularly to promote the rehabilitaion of residents. A physical therapy assistant works Monday to Friday with the guidance of the physiotherapist.
Occupational Therapist No A qualified occupational therapist is available as required.
Own Social Worker Yes We have access to the ADHB Care Team social workers for all residents and work with them to ensure that all residents receive an appropriate level of care.
Diversional Therapist Yes A diversionl therapist works monday to friday providing a range of therapeutic programmes, for example music, art and dance therapy.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We employ an activities co-ordinator Monday to Friday who provides a range of recreational and entertainment activities on site and in the community. A musician attends daily to play live music. The last Friday each month is a 'happy hour' social event.
Hairdresser Yes A qualified hairdresser attends weekly to provide hairdressing care to residents.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist attends regularly. Senior staff provide basic toe nail cutting and the podiatrist provides professional treatment for more difficult nails, diabetic nails and others on request.
Dietitian Yes A dietician attends regularly to oversee menus and provide dietary plans for residents with specific dietary requirements.
Accredited Visitors Yes We have a visiting residents advocate who attends weekly. We also have various volunteers from local schools and other community agencies who spend time and do activities with residents.
Kaumatua Negotiable Kaumatua and Kuia support can be arranged as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes A Catholic deacon from the local parish visits weekly and offers mass. An Anglican chaplain also attends weekly and provides a monthly service. Other denominational assistance can be made available as required.
Other Personnel Yes Dr Roderick Mulgan from a local medical practice attends weekly to provide medical care for all residents, and is available after hours as required.
Updated: 4 Nov 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide End of life/Palliative care with high nursing skills, i.e. sub-cuts fluids and syringe driver (pump)delivered meds. We have received many commendations from families in our End of life/Palliative care management.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes All our RNs at St Patricks are trained with Gastronomy/Nasogastric management. We are able to take care patients with percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Feeding, Nasogastric Tube (NG) feeding etc.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes All our RNs at St Patricks are IV certified. We are able to manage IV antibiotics. Actually, we are looking after patient with Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)feeding via Central Venous Catheter (CVC) line.
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen therapy at St Patricks. All of our nurses are trained with Oxygen management and Oxygen therapy. We are looking after patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) on Oxygen.
Surgical Followup Yes We manage surgical followup and rehabilitation on request or when one of our residents has had surgery. We regularly take residents for rehabilitation following surgucal treatment.
Wound Care Yes Our nursing staff have developed a great expertise in healing wounds that others have found slow to heal. We manage wound care as a part of our core care.
Diabetic Care Yes All staff receive training on the management of diabetes. Our registered Nurses monitor patients blood sugar regularly. We manage diabetes with proper exercise, health eating, administering oral medication and insulin injection.
Continence Advisor Yes We use the continence advisor from our pad provider. All senior staff have received full training in the management of incontinence. We promote continence by regular toileting programme. We provide all residents who require pads according to their needs.
Infection Control Yes St Patricks belongs to a bench marking group to compare our management of infections with approximately 20 other facilities around New Zealand. We have an excellent and embedded programme to manage infections.
Stomal Therapist Yes All staff have received training in the management of stoma cares. We are working closely with ADHB stoma nurse specialist looking after patients with colostomy bags, ileostomy bags etc.
Psychiatric Care Yes We work closely with ADHB Old People Mental Health service to look after patients with mental health issues.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes With 10 years experience of rehab nursing, Our clinical manager,along with RNs and management team, and the input of our physiotherapist team, we are good at catering for the rehabilitation of residents who have had a stroke.
Dialysis Yes All our RNs are trained and qualified to look after Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We work closely with PDU Greenlane and Acute Dialysis at ACH to manage our PD patients care. We also look after haemodialysis patients, with HD 3 times a week at ACH
Gerontological Care Yes We provide a homely and comfortable environment for our aged frail residents, under the guidance of our GP and the Auckland Gerontology Dept. This includes residents who have dementia, but who do not require a specialised dementia unit for their care.
Urology Yes St. Patricks nursing staff are well trained with Suprapubic Catheter (SPC) care and Indwelling catheter (IDC) cares. We are looking after patients with SPC and IDC.
Clinical Manager Yes Jenny is a NZ trained RN with BN degree. She also awarded Master of Nursing degree from U of A. Worked 10 years at Rehab + and OPH wards ADHB, she ensures Nursing team trained with high nursing skills to deal with complicated clinical issues.
Updated: 4 Nov 2016
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 respite care.
Carer Support Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 17 Dec 2013
Day Care Yes We can provide regular day care for anyone who needs it. This includes meals and outings. Often a good introduction to residential care when this becomes needed.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes Most of our hospital rooms are single rooms. There are four double rooms at this level of care.
Rooms (Shared) Yes We have four double rooms at this level of care.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
Ensuite Yes Most rooms have a shared or its own ensuite toilet and hand basin.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to have their own furniture to help make their room their own.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have a monthly happy hour with entertainment. Alcohol is offered as one of the drink choices at this time. Residents can have their own alcohol (provided that medical clearance has been given) which is kept in a locked room.
Pets In Residence Yes We have "Patrick" our facility burman cat, and several residents have brought their pwn cats.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No St Patricks has thermostatically controlled underfloor heating.
Residents Committee Yes Our residents have a monthly meeting. The occupational therapist takes minutes which are passed to the management for any action or review. Feedback is provided at the following meeting.
Newsletter Yes A monthly newsletter is sent to families, either by post or by email.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We do not restrain our residents but do have a policy in place. This is a Ministry of Health requirement.
Confused Residents Yes The precentage of confused elderly is very small. Appropriate individual care and medical plans are provided on an as required basis.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have four lounges for residents and a library reading area.
Outings Yes We have three regular van outings a week and usually have at least one other special outing a month. Some residents also go to Communicare each week.
Rural Setting No There are beautiful views of Mt. Eden and the Epsom area as St. Patrick's is located in an elevated position with gardens.
Smoking Permitted Yes A covered verandah is provided for smokers.
Semi-Secure Yes We have digital locks on the gates. Residents who may wander are prevented from doing so. However, the lower floor is open to a driveway and if residents can manage the lift they may be able to get out. Prospective residents are reviewed individually.
Sprinklers Yes St. Patrick's is fully sprinklered
Audit report available Yes In April 2013 we had our re-certification audit and only minor issues were identified. Subsequently we were issued with a 3 year certificate, expiry 2016
Updated: 17 Dec 2013
Special Features
Special Features
This facility is owner operated and is situated in a quiet no-exit street. It covers about 2/3 acre in the heart of picturesque Epsom. The grounds are park-like with flowers, native trees and seating in shady spots for our residents. Most of St. Patrick's is purpose built while the original villa remains at the front. We are indeed fortunate to be in the heart of the city yet in such a quiet and peaceful street with all amenities close by.

A variety of accomodation is offered at St. Patrick's. For rest home residents there are five motel-like units and four bedrooms in a former owners house (Grandma's Cottage)for semi-independent living. They fully integrate with the facility and its activities. In addition, St. Patrick's has 37 hospital beds for our less able residents.

As owner/managers we are dedicated to providing the very best of care and we have many testimonials from families of former and current residents. We live within eight minutes of the facility and both work as caregivers/management. All staff are expected to attend our regular in-service training sessions to keep updating their skills. We often use outside educators for more specialised training. The very highest standard of care and cleanliness is expected at all times by management from staff. We are certified to provide hospital and rest home services until April 2016. We have well-developed quality assurance systems with regular audits and monitoring to ensure we maintain the very highest of standards.
Updated: 17 Dec 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our activity programme, which is co-ordinated by our occupational therapist, includes all of the following: regular visits from our resident advocate (Vya), Alzheimer's Society, housie, board games, breakfast in bed, canine friends, cards, children, religion, Communicare, concerts, craft, entertainers from outside, exercises, games, garden, gardening for those so inclined, happy hour with entertainment, jigsaw, massage, movies, newspaper reading, parties, pastoral care, pianist, quizzes, reading, shopping, sing-a-longs, vegetarian, videos. Truly wonderful!!

Activities are available most days of the week but not all residents are able to participate at this level. No resident is excluded and everyone is catered for to suit their needs.

Entertainment in the form of piano and piano accordion is provided on a regular weekly basis. Our happy hour with nibbles, drinks and entertainment is held on the last Friday afternoon of each month at 3:30 p.m. to which we welcome the inclusion of resident family members.

We endeavour to get our residents off the property from time to time. We have our own 11 passenger minivan which takes regular Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday trips. These are a real highlight. We also attempt to visit the movies (The Lido cinema is one block over.), and other places of interest such as SnowPlanet, Butterfy Creek, the beach, St. Lukes mall and outside concerts.
Updated: 17 Dec 2013
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals All meals are home cooked on the premises by professional chefs who have worked in rest homes and hospitals for many years. We have a four week rotating menu and special diets i.e Chinese food and Vegetarian diet are catered for.
Staffing Details Our staff are all well chosen and well trained. We support our staff to provide the best care, and have a low staff turnover as a result. We also have had no external complaint investigations as a result!
Updated: 4 Nov 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Cantonese Yes Staff member.
Chinese Yes Staff members
English Yes All staff members.
Fijian Indian Yes Staff
Filipino Yes Staff members.
Hebrew Yes
Hindi Yes Staff member.
Interpreter No Can be arranged.
Korean Yes Staff member.
Malayalam Yes Staff members.
Mandarin Yes Staff Members
Samoan Yes Staff members.
Sri Lankan Yes Staff members.
Thai Yes Staff member.
Tongan Yes Staff members.
Ukranian Yes Staff member.
Updated: 4 Nov 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes Communion is available monthly. Priest visits weekly.
Baptist Yes Service monthly and all welcome.
Christian Yes All denominations represented.
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes All denominations represented.
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Communion provided weekly.
(Other comments) Yes We are happy to cater for all religious affiliations. Almost all of our staff have their own religious affiliation.
Updated: 27 Sep 2011
Public Transport 0.01 km Bus stop at street corner.
Shops 0.40 km One block away which includes a cinema.
Mall 2.00 km Royal Oak and St. Lukes
Parks 0.50 km Cornwall Park/One Tree Hill.
Library 1.00 km Epsom public library. We also have our own library.
Updated: 24 Sep 2011
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Other details Yes New Zealand Association of Gerontology.
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 24 Sep 2011