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CHT Onewa Care Home
Rest Home
202-204 Onewa Road, Birkenhead
North Shore
Auckland 0626
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Sarada Pandey - 09 481 0447
CHT - 09 522 4585
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Surrounded by native trees, birds and beautiful gardens, CHT Onewa Home & Hospital in Birkenhead feels a world away yet is situated close to the Northern motorway for guests and organised resident outtings.

Spacious lounge and dining areas offer social settings while quiet spaces provide privacy for rest home, hospital and dedicated respite care unit residents and guests.

Quality care, compassion and a strong connection to the community is at the heart of CHT Healthcare Trust. For over 55 years we have been taking great care of older people in the Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty areas. Each of our properties provides a sense of home for residents, seamless transition across levels of care and support for families.

As an independent healthcare trust, CHT focuses all energy and resources into caring for residents, their families and communities.

Amenities provided:

• Gardens
• Outdoor seating spaces
• BBQ area
• Shared lounge spaces
• Shared dining room
• Activities programme
• Organised outtings
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 2 Nov 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 26
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $12.50/day up to $25.00/day as at 19 Jan 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 24 Apr 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Registered nursing cover is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Physiotherapist Yes Visits once a fortnight. Resident's can choose to use their own physio if preferred at their own cost.
Occupational Therapist Yes Is on site for approximately 1 and a half days per week.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable A social worker can be accessed through the local DHB if required.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The activities coordinator is on site 5 days per week and runs an interesting and varied activity programme that encourages residents to maintain links and contacts they have in the community as well as extending these.
Hairdresser Yes The hairdresser visits 1 day a week and pampers residents in our onsite saloon. Residents are free to choose their own hairdresser at any time at their own cost.
Podiatrist Yes The podiatrist visits on a six weekly basis.
Dietitian Yes Our menus are prepared with a dietitican's input. We are also able to access dietitians for individual advice through the Waitemata District Health Board.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable We have many volunteers who come to visit our residents from the local Hospice and the RSA to name a few organisations.
Kaumatua Negotiable We have links to local kaumatua within the community whom we can contact if required.
Updated: 4 May 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 4 May 2022
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 operate a diary system for respite bookings, so please phone the manager for enquiries and bookings.
Carer Support Yes We operate a diary system for respite bookings, so please phone the manager for enquiries and bookings.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 21 Mar 2013
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes All residents are welcome to bring their own ornaments, pictures and furniture to make their room feel like home. This is subject to space and safety contraints however.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Ensuite Yes All rooms have ensuites attached.
Alcohol Permitted Yes While we have happy hours where the residents enjoy a drink individual alcohol consumption is monitored to ensure there are no medication or safety issues.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents are able to have their own phones in their rooms.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have three dining areas and four lounges available so there are plenty of places to sit and relax, read a book or just enjoy the sun.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes Weekly outings are organised by our activities coordinator in our minivan. Destinations are interesting and varied.
Whānau Room No While we do not currently have a whanau room, families are welcome to use one of our respite rooms if they are vacant at the time required. This enables families to be closeby if a loved one is very ill.
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings are to be held monthly with management so residents can discuss any concerns or suggestions for improvement to services.
Newsletter Yes We currently have a noticeboard and a planner available for all residents to be able to keep up with up coming events and news.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please refer to management if you wish to view a copy of this policy.
Confused Residents Yes As this is not a secure dementia we only have mildly confused residents and this is managed well by staff and residents alike.
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents are able to smoke outside the building and all lower level rooms have access to balconies.
Updated: 10 Mar 2011
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
As part of our organised Activity programme our residents are able to participate in the following activities: , Art, Bingo , Board games, Bowls, Cards, enjoy Classical Music, Concerts in the community, Craft, various Entertainers, Exercises including Tai Chi, Games, Gardening if they wish, Housie, Indoor Games, Movies, Music, Reading, Sing-a-longs and Videos.

A weekly outing on a Thursday is also organised in the minivan and this usually involves afternoon tea out and about at various locations.
Updated: 18 May 2010
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not We do not apply additopnal room charges. Please contact the manager for up to date information on what fees do and do not include.
Staffing qualifications and details While we have some long serving staff we have recently acquired a new manager, registered nurse and activities coordinator providing valuable new ideas for service improvements.
Details about meals We have onsite contracted catering services who provide varied and tasty meals with a dietitician's input. Morning, afternoon tea and supper are all served with delicious home baking and it's not unusual to see the manager joining the residents for meals!
Associated Complexes We are a part of the CHT group of facilities - one of nine facilties throughout the greater Auckland area. CHT is one of Auckland’s leading providers of residential care for older people. We have a proud history of innovative facility design and service delivery. With nearly 50 years experience we have the knowledge and capability to run rest homes and hospitals you can trust. As a completely independent Charitable Trust we can focus on meeting the needs of our residents. As we have no other demands on our funds, we reinvest all of our surpluses back into our facilities and our services.
Updated: 7 Nov 2012
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cook Island Maori Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Rarotongan Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 18 May 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Roman Catholic Yes We have a weekly visit on a Wednesday by a local Roman Catholic priest.
(Other comments) Yes We also have close contacts in the community with several other church groups and are able to call on these for our residents if requested.
Updated: 18 May 2010
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km Just outside the rest home
Shops 1.00 Km Highbury shopping mall is close by and many of our residents walk here. The mall has a wide variety of shops and services including supermarkets, doctors, chemists, banks and post office.
Mall 5.00 Km Glenfield Shopping Mall and Northcote Shopping Mall are both approximately 5kms away - just a short drive.
Parks 0.00 Km We are situated on the boundary of Leroys Bush Reserve which has a walkway. In Highbury, 1km away there are also playing fields and a public swimming pool.
Library 1.00 Km Birkenhead Public Library is a short drive away. Library books can also be delivered to the rest home on request.
Updated: 18 May 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 14 May 2010

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