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Vincentian Home & Hospital
Hospital Care
2a Stanley Street
Wellington 6023
Postal Address
Same as above
Capital & Coast
(04) 380 0294
(04) 389 2137
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Sue Delahunt - (04) 380 0294
Wellington Catholic Homes Trust - (04) 380 0294
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Vincentian is owned by the Wellington Catholic Homes Trust providing care and services for elderly people expressive of Christian principles. In terms of Gospel values we recognise:

*Each resident as a unique individual
*Each person's right to privacy and dignity
*Each person's right to achieve maximum independence and self determination
*Each person's right to safety in all aspects of life
*The skills experience and compassion of those who provide the care and services
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 7 Mar 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy Yes
respite room currently available
Impending vacancy No
Additional Room CostsNo
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 17 Sep 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 248 Yes A Care Manager and an RN are on duty Monday to Friday mornings and two Registered Nurses work the morning shift each weekend. There is one Registered Nurse on duty for the afternoon and night duty. The Manager is also a Registered Nurse
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 805 Yes The Majority of our healthcare assistants have completed their Community Support Services (Residential)certificates. We also have a number of overseas registered RN's working as care assistants
Physiotherapist 8 Yes We have a contracted physiotherapist who visits twice a week. She is also available to do some extra hours as and when required.
Occupational Therapist 32.5 Yes We have a fully qualified Occupational Therapist on staff. Cathy works 9am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday.
Hairdresser Yes Barbara, our hairdresser visits once a week, usually on Thursdays.
Podiatrist Yes We have two visiting podiatrists. Paul Craig and Jason Lubranski.
Dietitian Negotiable We have access to a dietician when required. We also have our menus audited by a dietician once every two years.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes There are regular Catholic services held on the premises and at nearby St Joachim's Church. Sister Cecilia visits for devotions and to provide personal pastoral care.
Other Personnel Yes Our Residents' Advocate, Natalie Brockie, visits every two weeks. She does a wonderful job looking after the flowers and is available for a chat when anyone feels the need.
Updated: 7 Mar 2013
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 7 Mar 2013
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You may bring anything to personalise your room so long as it does not compromise yours, or the staffs', safety.
Single Rooms Yes All rooms are single, extremely spacious and all have their own vanity unit and handbasin.
Ensuite No Hospital rooms do not have en-suites but commodes are available. Large walk in showers and toilets are situated in each wing of the hospital to enable carers plenty of room to assist with personal cares.
Alcohol Permitted Yes A small amount of alcohol is welcome.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A telephone is available for local calls. Alternatively, all rooms have a telephone jack (or installation can be organised on request) so it is possible to have your personal line. Line and call costs will be paid for by the resident.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Radiators in each room can be adjusted to suit your comfort level.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Resident's tea and coffee making facilities and private lounge areas enable you to make your visitors feel at home. Both of our two main lounges have large screen televisions for movies. We also have a number of smaller lounges within the home.
Outings Yes You will be encouraged to join our regular organised outings to events, places of interest such as to gardens, galleries, other rest homes for bowls competitions, movies, luncheons at restaurants and much more.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes Although we do not have a dementia unit a number of our residents do suffer some degree of memory loss and confusion. All of our care givers are trained to manage such problems.
Smokers Room Yes We have a designated smoking room for the use of residents only.
Smoking Permitted Yes As above, smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking room on the ground floor of the building.
Updated: 1 Nov 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Vincentian's recreation programme makes each day fulfilling and rewarding and is thoroughly enjoyed by residents. The entertainment and therapeutic activities, for groups and individuals, are organised by our highly experienced occupational therapist. When you arrive we will ask about your particular interests and try to include these pursuits just for you.

Typically daily activities can include:

Morning exercises tailored to your ability
News and views on headlines, history, weather and other topics
Group crosswords and word games
Table games and housie
Bowls, quoits and other games
Art and craft projects and other creative activities

If you like music you will enjoy our CD collection of old-time, classical, Irish and easy listening music. There is a regular Saturday Music Morning and each month we have sing-a-long sessions with visiting singers or musicians on piano, piano accordion or guitar.

If reading is one of your past-times we have a good selection of books (including large print) and magazines in our library. Also, the WCC Household Library Service calls regularly with more choices and Talking Books.

Both of our two main lounges have large screen televisions for communal movies (we have a good film library) and agreed TV programmes, such as Coronation Street and the 6pm News. We also have a number of smaller lounges throughout the home for relaxing and enjoying the sunshine.
Updated: 7 Mar 2013
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals There are varied, nutritious meals and special requirements such as vegetarian and diabetic diets are provided for. Pureed meals are prepared for those who cannot eat full diet. Supplementary fortified drinks are also available.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Both the rest home and hospital are staffed 24 hours a day by a dedicated team of registered nurses and experienced care givers. Our registered nurses have a special interest in aged-care nursing and all care givers are required to have, or complete, the National Certificate in Support of the Older Person. Staff turnover is very low so they get to know our residents individually ensuring attention to their personal needs. We have a contracted Physiotherapist and a General Practitioner who visits weekly and provides 24 hour, on-call medical cover. Both of these services are free to all residents.
What's included in your fees and what's not Additional services for which charges may be incurred, include but are not limited to: hairdressing; dry cleaning; podiatry; clothing; personal toiletries; private phone rental and calls; insurance for your belongings; personal newspaper.
Updated: 7 Mar 2013
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Hindi Yes
Samoan Yes
Somali Yes
Tagalog Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 7 Mar 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Facility owned by Wellington Catholic Homes Trust. Daily services at nearby St Joachims church and twice weekly Mass in the main lounge of the facility.
Updated: 7 Mar 2013
Public Transport   We are situated on the Island Bay bus route and buses leave every 1/4 hr or so for Newtown and Courtenay Place. The Berhampore bus stop is a five minute walk from the Home.
Shops   Island Bay, Newtown and Kilbirnie shops are only a short bus ride away. Berhampore shops, a five minute walk, include a dairy, coffee shop and take aways.
Parks   We have a sheltered back garden that backs onto council ground and MacAlister Park is at the end of our driveway.
Library   If reading is one of your pastimes we have a good selection of books (including large print) and magazines in our libraries. The WCC Household Library Service calls regularly with more choices and Talking Books.
Updated: 7 Mar 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Other details Yes Age Related Residential Care contract with CCDHB. Younger Persons with Disabilities contract with CCDHB Respite Care cintract with CCDHB
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 7 Mar 2013

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