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Talbot Park
Hospital Care
156 Otipua Road
South Canterbury
South Canterbury
(03) 687 9060
(03) 687 9076
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Kathryn Robinson - (03) 687 9060
South Canterbury District Health Board - (03) 687 9060
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Talbot Park - specialists in hospital-level care and committed to maintaining the independence and individuality of each person, assisting and supporting them in their activites of living by a team of enthusiastic staff experienced in care of the elderly
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsUnknown
Updated: 19 Jul 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care0
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
The Hospital Wing is now closed.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 30 May 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes There is a Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours per day and seven days per week.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Enrolled Nurses are an important part of the Nursing team and work under the direction and delegation of the Registered Nurse
Physiotherapist Yes Our Physiotherapist is assissted by two physiotherapist assistants and the service is offered four days per week.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable By arrangement as required
Own Social Worker Negotiable By arrangement as required
Diversional Therapist Yes Full time Diversional Therapist work 9.30 to 6pm and supervises the Activities Co-ordinator and assistant
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activities co-ordinator works with hospital level care residents
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits weekely and by arrangement
Podiatrist Yes Visits Talbot Park at six weekly intervals and this covers routine podiatry
Dietitian Negotiable Visits Talbot Park by arrangement
Kaumatua Yes Our Kaumatua is available to visit by arrangement and able to assist with Pacific Island referral
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Our Chaplain service comprises of visits from the Chaplain and Assistant Chaplain weekly.We have a weekly Wednesday Church service. Individuals are encouraged to maintain contact with their Chaplain/Spiritual Advisors
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 19 Jul 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes A number of staff are experienced in types of gastric feeding. We would be happy to discuss individual requirements
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes We can take residents to appointments within the Timaru area
Wound Care No However we have a Registered Nurse with an interest in this area
Diabetic Care No The Registered Nurses will take care of the day to day management in consultation with the GP however should speicalist care be required the Diabetic Nurse Specialist at Timaru Hospital & Community Services would be contacted
Continence Advisor No The Registered Nurses are able to assess residents and if required the Continence Advisor at Timaru Hospital & Community Services would be contacted
Infection Control Yes Staff are trained in infection control and we meet monthly/as required with a specialist in infection control
Stomal Therapist No We have access to the Timaru Hospital & Community Services Stomal Thearapist
Specialised Dementia Care Yes Please refer to psycogeriatric page
Gerontological Care Yes Some of our Registered Nurses have achieved certificates in gerontological care
Urology No We have a staff member who is skilled in catheter management
Clinical Manager Yes Our facilty is managed by a Registered Nurse and we have a Clinical Charge Nurse
Updated: 19 Jul 2013
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We would assess on a case by case basis
Palliative Care Contract No We provide palliative care management for those people requiring hospital level care who are assessed as unable to remain at home
Whanau Room Yes We have a room set aside for family day use with a private phone.
Rooms (Single) Yes We have 23 single rooms in our hospital
Rooms (Shared) Yes Double rooms are available and accomodate those who like to have the companionship of another person close by. Friendships are often forged and are a great source of support for residents and families
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes See double rooms
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to bring in their own furniture/pictures to personalise their rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have happy hour each Friday and special occasions. You are welcome to discuss your requirements
Pets In Residence Yes We have three lovely cats who have access to the facility-Izzy, Thomas and Tinker, all who offer unconditional affection
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We encourage Residents to have their pets to visit and we would negotiate a pet coming to live with us on a case by case basis
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phones are available on request and a phone in own room can be arranged on request
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Maori Kaupapa No But our Kaumatua will arrange if required
Residents Committee No Residents and Relatives meeting is held quarterly
Family Committee No Residents and Relatives meeting is held quarterly
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a circular lounge with stunning views of the gardens. The lounge is divided into several areas.
Outings Yes Our van has regular outings and available for appointments during the week.
Rural Setting No We are not strictly rural but have a semi-rural aspect with uninterupted views across farmland to the foothills.
Smokers Room No Although we have a smoke free policy within the facility we will look at individual needs
Smoking Permitted No See above
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 19 Jul 2013
Special Features
Talbot Park is set in beautiful surrounds with a semi-rural outlook. The grounds are very large and currently further development is being undertaken in one area. The gardens are lovely, full of flowers, mature trees and sweeping lawn areas. There is ample off street parking and a number of private spaces for families to sit and enjoy the sunshine.

The service is owned by the District Health Board.
Updated: 19 Jul 2013
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Alzheimer's Society, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Children, Church, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Happy Hour, Holidays, Indoor Games, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Organ, Outings, Park, Pastoral care, Pianist, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Vegetarian, Videos
Updated: 19 Jul 2013
Additional Information
Details re Meals Residents are encouraged to select from a menu daily. Home baking is a feature of morning and afternoon teas. Special diets are catered for.
Staffing Details We pride ourselves in our high standard ofnursing care with Registered Nurses on duty 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Registered nurses are responsible for the direction and supervision of Enrolled Nurses and Hospital Aides
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Please contact our Manager for details
Updated: 19 Jul 2013
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 19 Jul 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Brethren Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes
Seventh Day Adventist Yes
(Other comments) No While we have affiliations with some religous groups we recognise the importance of individual beliefs and would work with residents/family/whanau to meet these needs
Updated: 19 Jul 2013
Public Transport 0.10 km The bus is right outside the front gate.
Shops 0.50 km A Dairy is one block away.
Mall 3.00 km Highfield Village Mall is the closest.
Parks 3.00 km We are set in 3 hectares of landscaped grounds which provides a park like setting. The best childrens play area in the vicinity is at the West End Park which is opposite the Highfield Village Mall on Wai-iti Road
Library 3.50 km We have an in-house library. The main library is downtown.
Updated: 19 Jul 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes A high percentage of our staff have, or ar working towards the Certificate in Support of the Older Person/Dementia
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes see above
Updated: 19 Jul 2013