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St Patrick's Rest Home and Hospital

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Vacancy
Yes
Name
St Patrick's Rest Home and Hospital
Category
Hospital Care
Address
3-7 Wilding Ave
Epsom
Central Auckland
Auckland
Postal Address
1023
DHB
Auckland
Phone
09 6388258; 096388454
Fax
(09) 638 9101
Mobile
0275140543
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Jenny Liu - 0275140543
Owner
David Rankin - 0276027493
Clinical Manager
Chao Geng - 0210301151
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Description
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
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Updated: 4 Nov 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 43
Vacancy Yes
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 Yes - We have one single hospital ro
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 18 Jan 2019
Testimonials
Testimonials
We maintain a folder of "Positive Feedback" from our former and current residents/families which is available for perusal.
Updated: 27 Sep 2011
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We provide 24 hour onsite Registered Nurse 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.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Available from Auckland District Health Board when required
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 Negotiable A qualified occupational therapist is available as required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable 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 Yes St Patricks Home and Hospital are fortunate and proud of our Director Mr David Rankin, Ngapuhi leader, Big Maori Chief to provide Kaumatua service for our residents and family.
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: 3 Aug 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen therapy at St Patricks. All of our nurses are trained with Oxygen management and Oxygen therapy. We have looked after patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) on Oxygen.
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.
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes Yes, we have one bariatric bed.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes St Patricks Home and Hospital work under the contract of Auckland DHB.
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) deliver 24 hours continuous medication infusion.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes All our RNs at St Patricks are IV certified. We are able to manage IV antibiotics. We have looked after patient with Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) feeding via Central Venous Catheter (CVC) line
Dialysis Yes All our RNs are trained and qualified to look after Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We have currently five residents on PD and we work closely with PDU Greenlane and Acute Dialysis at ACH to manage our PD patients care.
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 nursing staff receive training on the management of diabetes. Our registered Nurses monitor patients blood sugar regularly. We manage diabetes with proper exercise, healthy eating, administering oral medication and insulin injection.
Continence Advice Yes We have the continence advisor from industy to provide regular inservice training. All senior staff have received full training in the management of incontinence. We promote continence by regular toileting programme.
Stomal Therapy Yes All nursing 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.
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.
Spinal Injuries Care Yes We have one ACC resident with spinal injury under our care
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.
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.
Psychiatric Care Yes We work closely with ADHB Old People Mental Health service to look after patients with mental health issues.
Clinical Management Yes Jenny is a NZ trained RN with BN degree, and Master of Nursing degree from the University of Auckland. With experience on Rehab and OPH at ADHB, she ensures Nursing team trained with high nursing skills to deal with complicated clinical issues.
Updated: 3 Aug 2018
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
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to have their own furniture to help make their room their own.
Single Rooms Yes Most of our hospital rooms are single rooms. There are a few double rooms as well.
Shared Rooms Yes We have a few double rooms at this level of care.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have double rooms and Unit suit for couple
Ensuite Yes Most rooms have a shared or its own ensuite toilet and hand basin.
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 Your own room have access to telephone on your own expense
Wifi Yes We have free wifi cover the whole facility.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No St Patricks has thermostatically controlled air or underfloor heating.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have four lounges for residents and two lounge with library reading area.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients 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.
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.
Whanau Room Yes St Patricks Home and Hospital have small lounge can be used as Whanau Room
Maori Kaupapa Yes St Patricks Home and Hospital are fortunate and proud of our Director Mr David Rankin, Ngapuhi leader, Big Maori Chief. We celebrate culture diversity at St Patricks. Currently we have one Maori residents and three Pacific Island residents.
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 regular 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.
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.
Updated: 3 Aug 2018
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. Downstair there are Seven motel-like units and four bedrooms in a former owners house (Grandma's Cottage). They fully integrate with the facility and its activities. In addition, St. Patrick's has 47 hospital beds for our less able residents.

As owners/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 15 minutes of the facility and we also work as RNs/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. We have well-developed quality assurance systems with regular audits and monitoring to ensure we maintain the very highest of standards.
Updated: 3 Aug 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our activity programme, which is co-ordinated by Divertional therapist, includes all of the following: regular visits from our resident advocate (Vera Gillard), 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 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: 3 Aug 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details about Meals All meals are home cooked on the premises by professional chefs who have worked in rest homes and hospitals for many years. St Patricks provide two set of meals, one set is European meals and one set is Chinese meals, to cater our culture diversity residents. We have a four week rotating menu for European residents. Chinese meals have been lots more exciting with lots of great work.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Our staff are all well chosen and well trained. We train our staff to treat our residents as our uncle, untie, grandparents. St Patricks Home and Hospital is a big family, include our residents, family and staff.
Updated: 3 Aug 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
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
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
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 & Membership RCStatusDetails
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

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

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