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Vacancy
Soon
Name
Vickery Court
Category
Hospital Care
Address
350 North Rd
Invercargill
Postal Address
P O Box 314 Invercargill 9840
DHB
Southern (Southland)
Phone
03 215 9059
Fax
03 215 9681
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Carol Riddle - 03 215 9059
Owner
Presbyterian Support Southland - 03 211 8200
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Description
Vickery Court has an excellent reputation in the Southland Community.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 20 May 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care58
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
Bed on hold
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 18 Aug 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
We are committed to the provision of excellent nursing care.

"All I can say is that I am VERY impressed with the team at Vickery court, from the manager to the maintenance man, that have an excellent team that are friendly and caring. I wouldn’t hesitate to say they would be the best private hospital I have come across based on the features of being caring and having a great team atmosphere…. It really is something to be noted!" (Rep from a Medical company)

I was speaking to JB yesterday regarding her Dad RB who was at Vickery Court until his recent death.
She could not speak highly enough of the level of care given not only to her Dad but also to the whole family. She stated that every consideration was given, meals were even brought to family members who were sitting with her Dad.Well done all those involved. Social Worker Southland Hospital

For the 18 days that my uncle spent with Vickery Court the staff were wonderful, caring and helpful. When anyone from the family was there, someone from the staff popped in and checked on him and asked if we needed any thing as well.
This was the first time we have had any reason to visit or use Vickery Court and we were impressed. We have told many people how great the care our Uncle received while with you. Thank you so much. Please pass our thanks onto the staff. There is nothing that we feel needs changing, no complaints, just compliments and thanks.

Updated: 26 May 2016
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes We have a Nurse Practitioner for Older People who visits regularly.
Registered Nurse 100 Yes There are always Registered Nurses on site at all times.
Enrolled Nurse 112 Yes There is usually one or more Enrolled Nurse on morning and afternoon shifts.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have a work force of well trained dedicated care staff who work on a rostered basis. Staff are focussed on achieving their Level 3 NZ Certificate in Health & Well being and we have a number of staff who have achieved or are working towards it.
Physiotherapist Yes Lee visits twice a weekly and Helen Hartley works with Residents everyday to promote and maintain mobility.
Occupational Therapist Yes Shannon has just started with us working along side the Diversional Therapists and the Activities Co-ordinators.
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator 60 Yes Our Diversional Therapist and Activities staff provide a vibrant activities programme to meet your needs.
Hairdresser Yes Weekly visits
Podiatrist Yes Monthly visits
Dietitian Yes Our menu has just been revised and we provide meals to a high standard. Individual diet requirements are provided for. Dietitian involvement is available for those with specialised diets.
Kaumatua Negotiable PSS will access as required
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Presbyterian Chaplain is available on call Weekly Christian service on a Wednesday morning Other spiritual mentors are welcome as invited by Residents or families
Updated: 3 Jul 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract No We have a close relationship with the Hospice as well as a team of expert Registered and Enrolled Nurses in this area.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have a close relationship with the Hospice as well as a team of expert Registered and Enrolled Nurses in this area.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Mandy Pagan SDHB wound specialist is available and we also have considerable expertise within our Registered and Enrolled Nurse team.
Diabetic Care Yes Our senior Registered and Enrolled Nurse team specialise in this area.
Continence Advisor Yes We have senior registered nurses who are specialised in this area.
Infection Control No We are very motivated to promote excellence in this area and are fortunate to have staff with skill and expertise in this area.
Stomal Therapist Yes Negotiable with Southern Health
Gerontological Care Yes Margaret O'Connor - Nurse Practitioner visits regularly.
Updated: 3 Jul 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes If beds available
Carer Support Yes If beds available
Subsidised Yes
Updated: 12 Jun 2017
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes Negotiated with DHB on an individual basis
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have an expert group of Registered and Enrolled Nurses who specialise in this area.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes 2 double rooms - ideal for couples
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes As above
Ensuite Yes Shared between 2 rooms
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We welcome people making their room their home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Food Satisfaction Committee
Newsletter Yes We have one available 3-4 times a year to keep Residents and families up to date with what is happening as well as our PSS newsletter - People Matters.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes Van trips weekly
Smoking Permitted Yes In one designated area outside
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 12 Jun 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Vickery Court is beside Countdown so residents are able to take themselves or be taken shopping.
Updated: 26 May 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The Activity programme is planned in conjunction with the residents expressed requests and includes 4 dances a year plus Board games, Canine friends, Church, Children, Craft, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Happy Hour, Jigsaw, Library, Newspaper reading, Outings, Pastoral care and Stroke Group, Blind Foundation
Updated: 24 May 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes We would seek to obtain the services of an interpreter for any identified language need
Updated: 24 May 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes While Vickery Court is a Presbyterian based organisation providing a weekly Christian Church service with the Presbyterian Support Southland Chaplain people of any/all denominations/beliefs/faiths are welcome as are their spiritual mentors
Updated: 24 May 2016
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport   At the gate
Shops   Countdown is nextdoor.
Library   Books are delivered
Updated: 24 May 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes All staff are encouraged to complete Level 3 with Careerforce. PSS runs regular training
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes A number of careworkers have their National Certicate
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 24 May 2016

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