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Vickery Court
Hospital Care
350 North Rd
Postal Address
P O Box 314 Invercargill 9840
Southern (Southland)
03 215 9059
03 215 9681
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Carol Riddle - 03 215 9059
Presbyterian Support Southland - 03 211 8200
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To provide health and welfare services to the people of Southland
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 20 May 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care55
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyYes
Updated: 28 Apr 2017
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
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes We have a Nurse Practitioner for Older People who visits regularly.
Registered Nurse 168 Yes There is always one or more 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
Physiotherapist Yes PSS employs a Physiotherapist who works 8hrs/week at Vickery Court. A physiotherapy aide works 5 hours daily
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Own Social Worker Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator 60 Yes We have a vibrant activities programme to meet your needs
Hairdresser Yes Weekly visits
Podiatrist Yes Monthly visits
Dietitian Yes Visits weekly
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: 26 May 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes Negotiable with Southern Health
Gerontological Care Yes
Updated: 24 May 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes If beds available
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes If beds available
Subsidised service Yes
Updated: 24 May 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes Negotiated with DHB on an individual basis
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes All staff trained in the Liverpool Care Pathway
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
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 3 monthly
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: 24 May 2016
Special Features
Vickery Court is beside Countdown so residents are able to take themselves or be taken shopping.
Updated: 26 May 2016
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
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 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 & 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