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Whangārei Park Village - Bishop Buckle

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Whangārei Park Village
15 Puriri Park Road
Whangarei 0112
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15 Puriri Park Road
Whangarei 0110
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Stephanie Ducrot - (09) 438 1099
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Kerensa Gillespie - 027 200 8314
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Shalimar Bawayan - (09) 438 1099
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Restrictions - critical visitors only
We are a modern, purpose-built 29 and 6 flexi bedroom options, these are either Rest Home or Hospital level standard rooms depending on the level of care required by the individual, within Whangarei’s Metlifecare Park retirement village, at 15 Puriri Park Road, Maunu.

Our 25 premium rooms have an ensuite with a shower and toilet - and we also have 10 ‘standard’ rooms with shared toilet facilities.

Bishop Buckle Hospital has several cosy areas which overlook the grounds or the Maunu Reserve which is rich in native bird life. Built up gardens provide opportunity for gardening and a shared courtyard provides a safe haven for our pets and for families to enjoy outdoor living with their elders in our little "garden of eden"

Metlifecare Park also provides Rest Home Care, a purpose designed Dementia Care Residential Unit and attractive ‘Villas’ for independent living.

We want you to have an enjoyable time here, and encourage you to talk over any ideas or concerns with our manager. It is a good idea to arrange a time to meet.

Our aim is to provide a warm and friendly environment within which full nursing care is provided. The hospital is staffed with Registered Nurses 24 hours each day. They are assisted by caregivers, trainee diversional therapist and other allied health professional staff as appropriate.

All staff have on-going training as to the particular needs of elders in their care, and safety issues are a priority. Doctors routinely visit the hospital and there is medical coverage over 24 hours seven days a week.

We welcome visitors and encourage them to take you for regular outings. We can lend you a wheel chair if necessary.

Do bring your photographs, favourite pictures and ornaments. However, we do limit the amount of furniture in Hospital areas to allow our staff the space to use equipment such as shower chairs or hoists. Please ask us before you bring in extra furniture.

We have several sheltered areas where you may sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. There are Tea and coffee making facilities available around the hospital and a BBQ area in the courtyard for you and your family to have a BBQ. All you need to bring is the food and we will provide the extras.

Our friendly receptionist Hayley is able to help you in many ways. These include . . .

- Ordering a newspaper for you and arrange for payment.
- Make appointments with our visiting hairdresser and podiatrist.
- If you wish, our receptionist will help to manage your money, through operating a personal petty cash account and paying any incidental bills you may incur.

A private telephone may be installed in your room at rental charge through Telecom, although a telephone is also available for you to use in our reception area.

All laundry is done on the premises but we ask that woollens and delicate items be taken home by family whenever possible. All items need to be named. It is a good idea to bring in a small laundry hamper for dirty clothing.

Your meals are prepared with input from a qualified dietician - and individual diets can be arranged for you as required.

The Village Chaplain is based in the Hospital and visits on a regular basis. The Chaplain is available for counselling and spiritual guidance. A service of worship is held in the hospital regularly and daily in the Rest Home at 10am

Residents are offered a wide range of activities for their enjoyment, social interaction and to maintain mobility and develop skills. There is access to recreation, exercise and leisure activities, including . . .

- Special Activities. Residents are able to take part in themed events several times each year
- Music, Sing-a-long sessions and entertainment
- Crossword / Word Games
- Indoor ‘Boules’ (Chair Bowls)
- News reading
- Exercises - Book club
- 1 on 1 ‘Pamper time’
- Mini-bus trips
- Gardening
- Birthday Celebrations
- Arts and Crafts
- Caring for pets’ days


Valuables. We have limited storage, so ask that anything of significant value be left with family or friends. While we ask people not to have valuables or money in their rooms, personal effects brought in need to be insured by the resident or their family.

Fire: The Hospital has smoke detectors and sprinklers. Should you hear an alarm, please stay where you are. Our fully trained staff have fire evacuation procedures in place - you can feel safe in their hands.

Visitors Book: Held at the main entrance, we have a visitor signing in/out book which is monitored. This helps to ensure the safety of all our people.

Please do not smoke within our building - we do have a smoking area for you..
We ask that you respect your neighbours by not having your TV or radio on too loudly.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 20 May 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 39
Vacancy No
2 room, 2 swing rooms
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $9.23/day up to $30.75/day as at 01 Aug 2022
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 11 Aug 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Yes
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes We have a team of trained diversional therapists one is trained in Tai Chair lessons and runs this every week for our residents,
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes We have a dedicated pool of volunteers happy to provide safe transport, help with letter writing arts and crafts and assistance at meal times.
Updated: 22 Nov 2018
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 Stephanie.Ducrot@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Carer Support Yes Stephanie.Ducrot@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Private Paying Yes Stephanie.Ducrot@selwynfoundation.org.nz
Updated: 22 Nov 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 22 Nov 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 22 Nov 2018

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