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Vickery Court
Hospital Care
350 North Rd
Postal Address
PO Box 314
Invercargill 9840
Southern (Southland)
03 215 9059
03 215 9681
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Presbyterian Support Southland - 03 211 8200
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The care of older people in our community, through Enliven, continues to be an important focus for Presbyterian Support Southland, a not for profit/charitable organisation that has been serving the Southland community for over 100 years.

Our Enliven Vickery Court Care Home is located in Invercargill’s suburb of Waikiwi. Our modern 88 bed care home has internal court yards that are surrounded by well kept and beautiful gardens and green spaces. Our care home offers rest home and hospital levels of care.

When you arrive at our care home and throughout your stay, we work closely with you and your family so that we can provide you with the best nursing and supportive care – care that is tailored to your individual needs and personal preferences and delivered with respect and compassion by a dedicated team of nurses and trained carers. Your daily care is overseen by a Clinical Manager and wherever possible, the same team members will care for you each day.

Medical care is provided by our “house” GP who comes to see you as well as our own Nurse Practitioner. They each visit weekly and also provide an “on call” service.

We provide all your meals and snacks from our seasonal menu. Meals are prepared fresh on site, including specialised meals and dietary requirements. In addition to the main meals we provide morning and afternoon tea and supper.

Our private rooms are spacious with pleasant outlooks over gardens, courtyards and green spaces. Personalised touches create a relaxing private room. There are call bells in your room and bathroom, and all our nurses and care staff carry a pager that alerts them when a call bell is rung.

We offer a range of recreational activities and outings and we encourage you to continue to live an everyday life. Visiting family and friends are welcome any time, any day.

We understand the worries that can sometimes be associated with moving from your home into our care. We are here to help and we would be delighted to talk with you and show you around our friendly care home. Please phone …… our Care Home Manager, or just drop in.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 20 May 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 51
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 03 Jul 2020
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 3 Jul 2020
I wish to thank the registered Nurses for the outstanding care they (and their teams) provided to Dad for the eight months he was in their care. They treated dad with respect and showed a genuine interest in him as a person, and we always felt he was treated very special by all the staff at Vickery.
The Registered Nurse and her two support staff nursed dad to a very high standard and treated him with gentleness, care and compassion and made his passing as comfortable as they could.
It was very touching to see over the 8 months the care showed towards dad and we are truly appreciative of all they did for him. Please pass on our sincere thanks.
I will always recommend Vickery to my acquaintances who have parents looking at a home in Invercargill
Janet Boulter

Thank you for admitting Dad at such short notice, for all your reassurances and the work you did to make this happen. Thank you for the wonderful caring and compassionate staff who allowed dad to be pain free and maintain his dignity. As a family we all appreciate how welcome you made us feel and how supportive you were .
Updated: 12 Sep 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 100 Yes There are always Registered Nurses on site at all times.
Nurse Practitioner Yes We have a Nurse Practitioner Candidate for Older People who visits regularly and support our GPs with the care of our residents
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.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Trish is our DT who works as part of the activity team -she delivers an exciting program with enthusiasm and creativity
Activities Co-ordinator 60 Yes Activities staff provide a vibrant activities programme to meet your needs. we have a qualified yoga teacher Lauren, and music therapist Jamie who provide regular one on one and group sessions
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 We have a Pastoral care visitor who supports resident and families .
Updated: 21 Aug 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) 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.
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 Advice Yes We have senior registered nurses who are specialised in this area.
Stomal Therapy Yes Negotiable with Southern Health
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.
Surgical Followup Yes
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
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We welcome people making their room their home.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes 2 double rooms - ideal for couples
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes As above
Ensuite Yes Shared between 2 rooms
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have an expert group of Registered and Enrolled Nurses who specialise in this area.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Negotiated with DHB on an individual basis
Outings Yes Van trips weekly
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
Smoking Permitted Yes In one designated area outside
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
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
Public Transport   At the gate
Shops   Countdown is nextdoor.
Library   Books are delivered
Updated: 24 May 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
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

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