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Woodfall Home and Hospital
Woodfall Home and Hospital
4 Bowen Street
Feilding 4702
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Karen Gear - 06 323 8489
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Woodfall Rest home and Hospital is situated in the heart of Feilding approximately 5 minutes walk from the town centre. Woodfall Home and Hospital offers a homely and family friendly environment where our residents come first and their participation in what and how things happen here has their input. Security, care and comfort are given with honesty and love.

With a total of 38 beds that can be used for both hospital and or rest home as levels of care change the residents room remains the same. There are two lounge areas plus a lovely conservatory area where residents can enjoy the sunshine while remaining indoors. Daily activities include outings to local places of interest, shopping, games and cooking. Our homecooked meals and baking are provided by our in home cook who knows each residents nutritional needs and strives to ensure they get the best of what is on offer especially from out our own veggie garden. Our garden areas are visible from multiple decks where residents can sit undercover and enjoy watching what's growing. We have residents that are actively involved in maintaining our garden beds and produce is used in the kitchen. We have an open door policy with regards to visiting, allow friends and family to stop by at any time convenient to them.

An information pack is available by simply requesting one or calling us, and we invite anyone considering Rest Home or Hospital Level care for their loved one to visit us.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Yes
Swing/Dual beds available, respite, palliative care
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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: 30 May 2024
'Thank you so much for the excellent care you gave my mother and the great support you gave our family.'

"Our family would like to thank you all for the wonderful love and care shown to Dad in his stay at Woodfall. He always spoke highly of his time there, he felt comfortable and safe and never had a complaint.

Every time we visited, we always felt welcome and like it was home away from home for him, with everyone extremely pleasant and helpful.

So once again thank you all so much. Regards.."

"Our sincere thanks for the love and care you all gave to Mum (& Dad) over the last 2 1/2 years."
Updated: 9 Apr 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes There is 24 hour RN cover and during the week there is the Clinical Lead on duty.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Our Nurse Practitioner visits weekly and it on call for urgent matters.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 24/7 Yes Our team of Health Care assistants are trained, or in the process of gaining the National Certificate as well as regular upskilling courses to ensure they have the knowledge to care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We have physiotherapists that come and visit residents in the home or hospital.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Our residents that need Occupational Therapist input receive this via referral.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Can be arranged - we work closely with all allied health professionals to meet our residents needs.
Diversional Therapist 27.5 Yes
Activities Co-ordinator 30 Yes Our activities co-ordinator works from Monday to Friday 9am-3pm arranging and running our interesting and varied Activities Programme. The company van takes residents to various shopping and outings.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser provides haircuts at Woodfall each fortnight. Your own hairdresser is welcome to come and see you here too.
Podiatrist Yes A local Podiatist visits every 8 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Our menus are reviewed by a Dietitian every 2 years.
Kaumatua Negotiable Can be arranged as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a monthly church service at Woodfall Lodge led by the local Anglican church. A number of churches are within easy walking distance. Monthly service with Salvation Army. A monthly communion service is also held at Woodfall Lodge.
Other Personnel Yes Woodfall has a personal laundry service, in-house handyman who can hang pictures in bedrooms to make the room more personal, and in-house cooks to provide homecooked meals and baking.
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Available on site if required and can be administered by Registered Nurses
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Available on site if required by Registered Nurses
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes End of life care is provided by our Registered Nurses and trained Health Care Assistants. We work closely with Arohanui Hospice for anyone entering the final stage of their life.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Provided through the community nursing and specialist teams.
Dialysis Yes Woodfall can accommodate residents who require Dialysis at the local Palmerston North Hospital.
Wound Care Yes Managed by the Registered Nurses on site with input as required from the DHB Tissue viability Nurse Specialist.
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetics are closely monitored by the Registered Nurses with input from Diabetes Lifestyle Trust if required.
Continence Advice Yes Our Registered Nurses are trained in continence and overseen by the Clinical Nurse Lead and Facility Manager who have extensive knowledge.
Stomal Therapy Yes Undertaken by Registered Nurses with support from DHB Stoma Nurse.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Registered Nurses will work to rehabilitate residents who have had a stroke to become as independent as possible.
ACC Rehabilitation Yes We work closely with the team at Palmerston North Hospital to assist ACC patients under a Health Recovery Contract.
Tracheotomy Care Yes Registered Nurses on site to provide this care.
Spinal Injuries Care Yes ACC clients are welcome to enquire regarding their ongoing care needs.
Infection Control Yes Our Registered Nurses specialise in Infection Control attending seminars to keep Their skills updated. We are members of Bugs Control where we can access assistance, training and advice.
Surgical Followup Yes Registered Nurses on site 24 hours a day
Psychiatric Care Yes Our Registered Nurses and Clinical Lead are experienced in Mental Health care.
Clinical Management Yes Manager and Clinical Care Manager are both Registered Nurses with many years experience and continue to keep their skills updated by attending courses.
Other Specialties Yes These can be arranged if required.
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
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 We can cater for respite care residents and ensure that your stay with us a home away from home.
Carer Support Yes We can cater for carer support/short stay residents and will ensure your stay with us is a home away from home.
High Care Needs Yes
Subsidised Yes Need to be assessed by NASC Agency as to their level of care required
Private Paying Yes Private paying residents are welcome at Woodfall Lodge. Fees can be quoted on enquiry.
Booking can be made in advance Yes Advance bookings can be taken on availability of beds
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents and families are encouarged to personalise their bedroom. You are welcome to bring your own furniture.
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single and all except 2 have hand basins. There is a very effective underfloor heating system complemented by natural light and sun. Each room has a call bell.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Alcohol is permitted but care is taken as it can impact on certain medications.
Pets In Residence Yes Please enquire if your pet is the right pet for Woodfall.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please do ask.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Please enquire regarding a phone in your room, there is a charge for the phone that links into our phone network. No other charge.
Wifi Yes We have spared Wi-Fi for residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No We have underfloor heating throughout the building, however, should you feel the cold we can accommodate more heating.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Yes, we accommodate under 65 individuals.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two various sized areas as well as multiple decks and a lovely sunroom
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Woodfall offers Care Pathways and is supported by Arohanui Hospice specialist nurses and Doctors.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes All day care residents are welcomed and made to feel a part of our home and the activities as they may wish to participate in.
Outings Yes Shopping outings and, a weekly drive out in the Woodfall van as well as special outings to places of interest.
Residents Committee Yes Monthly residents/management meetings are held in which Residents are encouraged to contribute with the scheduling of outings and special occasions. Minutes of these meetings are displayed on the notice board.
Family Committee No No formal arrangement.
Newsletter Yes There is a monthly newsletter which is displayed on the main entrance notice board for all to read.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Staff have training in de-escalation techniques, we also work closely with the Geriatrician at Palmerston North Hospital and the Mental health team to ensure the safety of residents.
Confused Residents Yes Confusion can be caused by many different elements, lack of hydration is one, so we ensure our residents have access to plenty of fluids throughout the day.
Smokers Room No Residents are able to smoke in a designated sheltered smoking area outside.
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents are able to smoke in a designated sheltered smoking area outside.
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Special Features
Special Features
Woodfall Lodge is renowned for its friendly, welcoming, homely atmosphere.
Situated right in the heart of town, Woodfall Lodge is within walking distance of the RSA, Senior Citizens Club and Library.
Woodfall Lodge is a single story building with no internal steps.
We currently have a few sought after vacancies so please phone Karen and she will show you around.
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Woodfall Home and Hospital is located right in the heart of Feilding, close to all the town’s amenities so residents can walk or drive their motorized scooters or go in a wheelchair to the shops, library, Feilding Senior's, RSA, the Rangitikei Club or any number of clubs and amenities available in the town.

Movie afternoons on weekends, Housie, pampering, card games including Hoy, quizzes, monthly Happy Hour to celebrate residents Birthdays are all part of our social calendar.
Daily exercises and newspaper reading followed by discussion start each day.

Entertainers and school groups come in to sing or play music for us which is a delight.

Many residents have taken up or gone back to artwork as an Activity at Woodfall Lodge.

Deck areas situated around the property are ideal spots to sit and enjoy the sunshine and gardens. Areas of garden, including a veggie plot, are available for any resident who wishes to continue their hobby.

Inter-denominational church services are held monthly, or residents can attend church on Sundays as they are close by.

Families and visitors are very welcome to ‘pop in’ on their way past for a chat.

We encourage you to go out and enjoy your life in the community as you always have if this is your wish.

Blind Foundation, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Classical Music, Craft, Dancing, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Happy Hour, Holidays, Housie, Indoor Games, Jigsaw, Library, Maori Women's Welfare League, Massage, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Quizzes, Reading, Reflexology, Roses, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Travel
Updated: 12 Feb 2024
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Minimum of three staff on at all times one of which is a Registered Nurse.
Details about meals Meals are all homecooked on site with individual needs catered for. A four week menu which is reviewed by a Registered Dietitian.
Updated: 23 Sep 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter Yes can be arranged
Korean Yes
Sign Language Yes Can be arranged.
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Members of the Anglican congregation are available to visit as requested.
Christian Yes Residents also choose to go to local churches within Feidling.
Inter denominational Yes Communion and Salvation Army Church Services open to any residents who wish to attend.
Roman Catholic Yes Communion services held at Woodfall Lodge monthly and are open for any denomination to attend.
Salvation Army Yes A monthly service and singing are held at Woodfall Lodge.
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km Buses, taxis and health shuttle available
Shops 0.50 Km Shops are within walking distance from Woodfall Lodge and some residents have their own scooters
Parks 1.00 Km Kowhai Park is close to Woodfall Lodge where there are plenty of trees, a lovely walk through the rose garden, a duck pond and a number of avaries with various birdlife.
Library 0.50 Km The local library is within a short walk from Woodfall Lodge and has a great collection of historic photos.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Other details Yes Members of Bugs Control Members of Employers Manufacturers Assocation
Updated: 12 Jun 2020

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