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Woodhaugh Rest Home & Hospital
Hospital Care
1027 George Street
North Dunedin
Dunedin 9016
Postal Address
1027 George Street
North Dunedin
Dunedin 9016
Southern (Otago)
(03) 479 9630
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Jane Sefo (Clinical Manager) - (03) 479 9630 / 0276050880
OTAGO CARE LIMITED - (03) 479 9630
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Yaroslav Divnov - (03) 479 9630
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Our home is situated in the historical part of Dunedin, near a beautiful Woodhaugh Gardens at 1027 George Street, in North Dunedin. Our newly restored & renovated building has it’s own history & character. It consists of North & South wings, and it has two floor levels with elevator. We are equiped with a modern commercial kitchen, a spacious fully functioning dining area & plenty of comfortable lounge spaces. We have ares with book shelves for quiet library reading, and a piano for our music enthusiasts. Woodhaugh also has a relaxing outdoor area for those sunny summer days. We are more than a hospital. Woodhaugh is welcoming everyone who want’s to make it their home!

Our residents are encouraged to maintain their independence and hobbies through professional support, physical activity, and carefully tailored program planed for each individual. All our residents have a right to be involved in the events that surround them in our Home. Residents live with us for years and are a part of our big Woodhaugh family. They interact with our staff and build meaningful friendships and bonds that mean so much to them. Diet profiles, organised activities, regular concerts & performances, bus trips and outings, family involvement, and other important factors are just some of the things helping our residents get on with their everyday lives.

Our skilled staff consists of a diverse team of individuals, with different backgrounds & cultures. All of them work together to provide the best, quality care for all our residents. Our nurses are smart & highly trained, our caregivers are kindhearted and skilled with experience, and our management team is approachable & reliable. It is our duty to make sure everyone is well looked after and feels right at home, residents & employees.

Woodhaugh provides rest home level services, short term respite, health recovery care & hospital level services. Our facility operates 24/7 with our nurses always being on call. We have regular visits from the doctors & other health care professionals to keep up to date with all health needs. Any additional services can always be arranged to suit an individual.

At Woodhaugh we try to be transparent about all events and activities that are happening around the residents. We encourage families & friends to stay in touch, to visit more often and to participate in the lives of their loved ones. Join them in a game or an exercise class, have a tea party with them once a week, or a quiet reading session and a book club discussion. There are no strict visitation rules in place, so you can visit them any time just as you would at home!
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 12 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 20
Vacancy Soon
Check with us for hospital level rooms availability
Impending vacancy Yes - Please call us to check
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 13 Dec 2019
"A big THANK YOU to all the Staff and Nurses at Woodhaugh Rest Home for all your care and support. Hugs, Love Kindness will never be forgotten. Thank you for card and attending bills funeral. Was very nice of you all. Please accept this as my acknowledgement of you all. "
~Kind regards, Rosalie Hewitt.

"I thought I would write and thank you for your company during our stay at Woodhaugh. It helped us a lot, during which to us, was a pretty traumatic time, and made our stay a lot easier than it could have been."
~ Resident's at Woodhaugh

"Too all the staff past and present at Woodhaugh. Thank you for all the care, fun and entertainment you gave me. Best wishes to you all."
~ Resident at Woodhaugh

"Thank you to all of the staff who helped our good friend "N" in his last weeks. Especially Barbara and Paul."
~Family member of resident at Woodhaugh

"My husband and I would like to thank you very much for our stay here. Everything has ran according to plan smoothly. It has taken a lot of stress off our shoulders. It has been very comfortable, and we coudln;t have choosen a better place. We would like to thank all your staff as well, a great bunch of girls. We would recommend the home to anybody looking for care."
~ Resident's at Woodhaugh

"Please accept our grateful thanks for the kindness and support you gave 'M' while she was in your care. Also the lovely afternoon for her 86th birthday. it was much appreciated by all her families."
~ Family of resident at Woodhaugh

“Thank you for everything you do for my mum, you have given her independence and at the same time made her life easier by taking on all the little things that held her back. She is happier now and I am also at ease.
~ Family of resident at Woodhaugh
Updated: 27 Mar 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes We have Registered Nurses on site 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Nurse Practitioner Yes Our Manager works Monday to Friday.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes We have caregivers in the facility 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Physiotherapist Negotiable We can arrange a physiotherapist as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We can arrange an Occupational Therapist as required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We can arrange a Social Worker as required.
Diversional Therapist Yes We have our own Diversional Therapist with experience in caregiving.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We employ a qualified and experienced Activities team made up of senior caregivers and activities manager. We have a range of visiting entertainers coming in, and our staff organize a range of physical & mental activities.
Hairdresser Yes We have a Hairdresser that comes into the facility once a week.
Podiatrist Negotiable We can arrange a Podiatrist up on your request.
Dietitian Yes We have a Food Services Manager that liaises with a dietician to provide our residents with a range of options for different dietary needs.
Accredited Visitors Yes Doctors & other providers come in on regular basis.
Kaumatua Negotiable Can be arranged up on request.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable We have church service visits once a month. Other services can be provided up on request.
Other Personnel Yes We have an administrator at reception Monday to Friday and a Relations Manager as well. Also have a pool of volunteers come in regularly.
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
High Care Needs Yes On a case by case basis, up on approval of the Clinical Manager.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Your room will be furnished with all your needs, however we are happy if you wish to bring all or some of your furniture. We encourage you to make your room as individual as you would like.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Some rooms with toilet.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Depending on the pet.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Personal telephone also available at residents own cost. See us for more information on this.
Wifi Yes Available up on request.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Heaters provided.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a range of lounge and outdoor areas.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes We have outings available as per our Diversional Therapists calendar.
Whanau Room Yes Privet room/space/lounge available
Residents Committee Yes Every 6 weeks we have residents meetings with Age Concern
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Adjacent to Woodhaugh Gardens
Smoking Permitted No We are a smokefree rest-home but we do provide outdoor areas undercover for those who do smoke.
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Special Features
Special Features
Our primary goal is to provide a" home" that also has all the clinical support required to care for an older person or a handicapped.

We are adjacent to Woodhaugh Gardens and near to the Botanic Gardens in North Dunedin. We are conveniently located being just 2kms from the City Centre and Dunedin Hospital with the Gardens Shopping Centre nearby.

Our home's layout allows us to offer five separate areas, each with its own lounge and dining area. This creates and feeling of homeliness, and allows residents more options. The overall size and scale of our home means that we can offer a large range of services including outings and activities.

This home was founded by the Brown family in 1982 and has a comfortable family atmosphere.

Recognising that our residents have increased medical needs we have 24/7 Registered Nurse cover. Our house Doctors visit two days per week and are immediately available to us from their nearby practice.

We would be pleased to welcome you and your family to visit us at a time that suits you.
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have an extensive Activity programme available that is co-ordinated by our qualified, experienced Diversional Therapist.

Regular activities include Newspaper readings, Quizzes, Housie, our own Library (with Big print books available), Cribbage, Crafts, Church Services, Visits and Concerts from Children from local schools and kindergartens, Entertainers and Indoor Games.

We also provide activities outside of the rest home, for example the Octagon Club, and have transport available for this.

We have an Age Concern Advocate that comes in for our regular residents meetings to where concerns from residents can be aired in a safe environment, free from judgement.

Personal Shopping for necessities is available upon request of families.
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals All residents are invited out to the dining room or offered breakfast in bed. We provide regular meals including morning tea with snacks. Lunch as a main, and afternoon tea consist of a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, dinner and supper. Fruit is served with all meals and also available on request. Our four week rotating menu changes depending on the summer and winter produce. Each menu is checked and reviewed by dietition. Residents can order alternative meals if they choose. Meals can be served in rooms if desired.
Staffing Qualifications and Details Recognizing that some of our hospital level residents have increased medical needs we have a Registered Nurse on site 24/7. Our home has Doctors who visit two days per week and are available at short notice if needed more frequently. Physiotherapy and other medical related services are available as required. There are caregivers are on duty 24/7 and other staff are here every day. Our staff are available for support amd assistance up on request. Our night staff are available to help if sleep is a problem, even if it is just for a cup of tea and just a chat.
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact Management for more information.
Updated: 18 Mar 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 8 Jan 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Roman Catholic Yes Mass available on request
(Other comments) Yes Non denominational services held upon request Edit
Updated: 8 Jan 2015
Public Transport 0.01 km Bus stops just outside of our facility.
Shops 0.01 km Our local dairy, Willowbank Dairy, is situated in very close proximaty to our facility.
Mall 2.00 km We are just around the corner from the local Gardens Shopping Centre which has a bakery, bookshops, natural health services, chemist and a supermarket.
Parks 0.01 km We are lucky enough to be resided right beside Woodhaugh Gardens
Library 2.00 km We have a range of books available and also house a selection of books from the Public Library.
Updated: 8 Jan 2015
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Updated: 1 Dec 2015

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