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Summerset at Pohutukawa Place (New Plymouth)

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Summerset at Pohutukawa Place (New Plymouth)
70 Pohutukawa Place
Bell Block
New Plymouth 4312
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Martin Hook - 021 197 7405
Summerset Group
Sales Manager
Leonie Davies - 022 639 1322
Sales Care Specialist
Jude Hunt - 021 546 508
Care Centre Manager
Teresa Jurkiewicz - 021 839 133
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Care at Summerset at Pohutukawa Place

We know that moving into care can be a challenging time, so our staff are trained professionals who are passionate about aged care and are there to make the move as easy as possible.

We understand that everyone’s situation is different and here at Summerset at Pohutukawa Place, we offer various accommodation options so you can choose what suits you best.

Care Suites and Rooms

Our care suites and rooms can provide both rest-home and hospital-level care (subject to certification). Our suites and rooms can accommodate a comfortable chair, other small furniture items and personal belongings. All rooms include a TV, a heat pump, and a small kitchenette for making a cuppa.

With all our suites and rooms offering premium accommodation, we have options around how you pay for your room. This may be either a daily accommodation premium or an option for cost certainty by way of Licence to Occupy. Contact our Sales Care Specialist, Jude Hunt to help you decide what is best for you and your family. You can also request our free information pack by clicking on the button at the top of the screen.

Before you move into Summerset at Pohutukawa Place for care, you will need to have had a NASC assessment which determines the level of care you require.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraUnknown
ORA Applies No
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 16
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Yes from $42.00/day up to $72.00/day as at 05 Dec 2023
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Unknown
Updated: 7 Dec 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes All care rooms and suites are large enough to accommodate some of your favourite pieces of furniture special to you
Single Rooms Yes All rooms are spacious ranging from 22sqm to 37sqm
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Large rooms with some spacious enough to comfortably accommodate couples
Ensuite Yes Every room has its own private, large ensuite bathroom fitted with grab rails, heated towel rails, emergency call bells and good storage
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All rooms have their own heat pump
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Cafe Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Outings Yes
Whānau Room Yes We encourage families to use this room.
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have culturally appropriate services in care, we work in partnership with the whanau to ensure a person centred service for our māori residents.
Residents Committee Yes
Family Committee Yes We have regular family and friends meetings where residents' families are invited to attend. When a resident moves into Care, we send out a Move In Survey to their family to check everything went well & they got the info they needed. We send satisfaction surveys to resident's families as well for their views.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes A designated smoking area will be provided for care residents by the Village Manager
Updated: 7 Aug 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, BBQ, Billiards, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Bridge, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Gas Fire, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Mah Jong, Minibus, Massage, Movies, Newspaper reading, Music, Outings, Parties, Pastoral care, Pool, Pool table, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Spa, Swimming, Theatre, Videos
Updated: 7 Aug 2023
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Summerset offers contemporary food menus prepared on site with wholesome, seasonal, fresh, locally grown produce.
Recreational opportunities Onsite Diversional and Recreational Therapists plan and deliver a range of therapeutic recreation programmes that take into account your personal preferences.
Internet access Wifi is available in common areas.
Transport We have a Summerset van and can arrange other transport as required.
Updated: 7 Aug 2023
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diets
Ethnic Diet Status Details
Other Yes We can provide other ethnic meals, please discuss this with the Care Centre Manager.
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Updated: 7 Aug 2023

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