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The Oaks
Hospital Care
88 Main South Road
Christchurch 8042
Postal Address
Same as above
(03) 348 2998
(03) 348 2910
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Karen Blackburn - 021 278 0022
Oceania Healthcare - 0800 333 688
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To provide a quality environment in which each older person in our care feels secure, retains their independence and is supported by staff committed to their wellbeing.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 May 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 29
Vacancy Yes
1 Garden view room with toilet.
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $18/day up to $26/day as at 12 Nov 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 23 Nov 2020
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours per day
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist 24 Yes Physiotherapist assistant on site for 20 hours per week. Physiotherapist on site for 4 hours per week and longer if required.
Occupational Therapist Yes Visits as required
Diversional Therapist 30 Yes Dedicated to the provision of activities for our hospital residents. In addition to this, residents may join in with the rest home, studio, apartment and villa activities programme.
Activities Co-ordinator 30 Yes Assists the Diversional Therapist to provide of activities for our hospital residents. In addition to this, residents may join in with the rest home, studio, apartment and villa activities programme.
Hairdresser Yes On site, two days per week
Podiatrist Yes Twice monthly
Dietitian Yes Consultations as required
Accredited Visitors Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes Subject to sufficient notice and availability of suitable equipment.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes Our Registered Nurses regularly update their wound care training
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By negotiation with the Business and Care Manager
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Arrange with provider directly
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Room temperatures are individually regulated via the main heating controls
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Several lounges available looking on to attractive gardens
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We are able to offer care under the Pegasus DBB scheme
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Bus trips and shopping trips weekly
Residents Committee No Our residents prefer to see the Business and Care Manager individually or to discuss any issues they have at the 2-monthly Residents Meetings
Newsletter Yes Three times per year
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted in a designated area at The Oaks.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Special Features
Special Features
Some of the features of the purpose-designed building are the wider doors, larger bedrooms with electric beds, Sky TV combatable outlets in all rooms and fittings for external telephones connections.

There is plenty of living space as we have 4 lounges and numerous sitting alcoves, all of which have a different outlook and different furnishings. This means that residents can have a changing outlook each day, which adds interest and variety.

Our gardens are flourishing with plenty of outdoor seating allowing sunny spots to sit.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The activities programme is busy and interesting.

Residents in our hospital are encouraged to join in the main activities programme where possible and we have an activities co-ordinator who is dedicated to supporting our frailer residents and providing suitable activities to stimulate them.

Several volunteers provide support to our activities coordinators which allows us to extend what we are able to do.

Activity programme, Advocate,Aromatherapy, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Board Games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Entertainment,Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Library, Lotto, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper Reading, Organ, Outings, Parties, Pastoral care, Petanque, Pianist,Quizzes, Reading, Recreation, Religious services, RSA, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Swimming, Theatre, Videos, Womens Institute
Updated: 18 May 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing Qualifications and Details Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Associated Complexes We have a resthome and retirement units on site. We also are part of the Oceania Healthcare Group of care facilities.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact the Centre for full details about our fees
Updated: 18 May 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Gujarati Yes
Mandarin Yes
Updated: 18 May 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes We have services on site from members of different religions on a regular basis.
Updated: 18 May 2020
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km Bus service from Main South Road entrance gate
Shops 0.75 Km Sockburn dairy, bakery, hairdresser
Mall 1.00 Km Bush Inn
Parks 0.50 Km Coleman Avenue
Library 0.00 Km Library service provided to The Oaks by Upper Riccarton Opposite Oaks on Main South Road
Updated: 18 May 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 18 May 2020

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