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Waihi Lifecare (2018) Limited

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Waihi Lifecare (2018) Limited
Waihi Lifecare
18 Toomey Street
Waihi 3610
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Wendy Rowe - 0272635853
Steven Wallace - 02102669258
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Waihi Lifecare Hospital has been providing comprehensive care to the local community of Waihi since 1902. This privately owned facility is situated on beautifully landscaped grounds and enjoys close proximity to local bush walks, gardens, beaches, and cafes.

Our facility is proud to offer a newly refurbished room that provides residents with a comfortable and homely atmosphere. Our spacious bedrooms include an ensuite bathroom and are designed to provide a relaxing and stress-free environment.

Waihi Lifecare Hospital provides a wide range of care levels that include Palliative and Respite level care. Our primary objective is to promote and support the highest level of independence for each resident with dignity, privacy, and respect. We believe in providing holistic care in a homelike environment that ensures comfort, dignity, and freedom.

At our facility, residents can enjoy lush gardens and indoor activity rooms for intimate gatherings. We offer a lively activity programme that caters to all residents, and our passionate staff members ensure that our residents enjoy their favourite pastimes. We cook fresh meals on-site, and our menus are tailored to meet the dietary requirements of our residents. We encourage families to get involved in the activities, and we believe that eating is a wonderful social event that promotes good health.

Our team of dedicated aged care professionals is committed to enhancing the lifestyles and wellbeing of our residents. Our 56-bed facility offers single, double, and shared rooms that are furnished in a home style, providing residents with a comfortable and familiar environment.

We invite you to tour our facility and the new accommodation. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 29 Jul 2016

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 40
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $15.00 -$25.00/day up to $55.00/day as at 17 Jul 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No

Updated: 22 Jul 2024

"We cannot fault the care provided to our mother" June 2016 LR

"Thank you to all the staff for the care shown to my mother on a daily basis, much appreciated" February 2016 MR

Updated: 29 Jul 2016

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 168 Yes Registered Nurse is rostered on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a Week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 24 hours a day. Our health care assistants attend regular training and development to ensure that optimum services are provided to our residents each and every day
Physiotherapist Yes Available as required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes A range of activities are available for all residents
Hairdresser Yes Available as required
Podiatrist Yes Available every three months
Dietitian No Our menus are audited by an external dietitian every 2 years
Accredited Visitors Yes St John Volunteer group SPCA: pets as therapy
Kaumatua Yes Access with the local Marae
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Residents own minister can be contacted on request or facility can provide spiritual advisor. Weekly church service and communion available to all residents.
Other Personnel Yes Cleaning staff, laundry staff, kitchen staff, maintenance, painter, gardener, and office administrator

Updated: 9 Aug 2016

Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes oxygen is stored onsite and available to use
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes Waikato District. Hospice Waikato.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Room available for family to stay if required
Dialysis Yes yes as required
Wound Care Yes We have access to the wound specialist based at Thames Hospital.
Diabetic Care Yes We have access to the allocated Diabetic Nurse through Thames Hospital as well as the diabetic nurse in each of the local medical centres.
Continence Advice Yes We have access to a continence advisor who is visiting each three months.
Tracheotomy Care Yes yes as required
Infection Control Yes We have a trained Registered Nurse allocated in charge of our infection control programme in our facility.
Psychiatric Care Yes Mental Health Services for Older People available for consultation as required
Community Health Yes We are an Aged Care facility. We are a member of the Aged Care Association.
Clinical Management Yes Senior Registered Nurse to assist and support all nursing staff

Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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 Respite care available
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes

Updated: 29 Jul 2016

Feature Status Details
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes At the discretion of the Registered Nurse and GP.
Pets In Residence No Waihi Hospital is pet-friendly
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room is thermostatically controlled.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes GP beds available on referral from local GP
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Room available for family to stay if required
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes Arranged by Activities Co ordinator
Whānau Room Yes
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have access via the local Marae.
Residents Committee Yes Residents meeting is once each month.
Family Committee No Families are invited to attend our three monthly resident reviews. Families are welcome to speak with the Registered Nurse and/or Manager.
Newsletter Yes Monthly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Waihi is situated in a rural setting.
Smoking Permitted Yes Outside the premises

Updated: 29 Jul 2016

Special Features
Special Features
Historic building with high ceilings and spacious hallways

Beautifully maintained gardens and grounds

Heating throughout facility

Treatment room available - beauty treatments via appointment with beautician

Ear Health visit monthly

Bay Dentures visit weekly

Total Hearing for all hearing aid needs visit monthly

Updated: 29 Jul 2016

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Waihi Hospital and Rest Home offers its residents a specialised activity programme including arts and craft, library, bingo, board games, bowls, Canine therapy, Church, classical music, exercised groups, an onsite community garden, internet, Sky TV, beautician, massage therapy and hairdressing

Updated: 13 Jan 2017

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Registered Nurse available 24 hours per day. Staffing levels according to legal requirements. Contracted Medical Centers visit weekly.
Details about meals Meals are prepared on site in our own kitchen and delivered to Hospital and Rest home wings. Individual food preferences are respected. Meals on Wheels available to community on request.

Updated: 29 Jul 2016

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Kannada Yes
Malay Yes
Malayalam Yes
Punjabi Yes
Tamil Yes

Updated: 29 Jul 2016

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Salvation Army Yes

Updated: 29 Jul 2016

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km Waihi Hospital has own van available for use
Shops 0.50 Km Dairy less than half a kilometre away
Mall 60.00 Km
Parks 0.50 Km
Library 0.50 Km Waihi Library

Updated: 29 Jul 2016

Credentials & Membership

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