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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd

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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd
Rest Home
Calvary Hospital
215 Centre Street
Invercargill 9812
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Southland)
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Margaret Brown - 03 2168099
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Our Rest Home and Hospital was formerly run by the Little Company of Mary, but is now governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Our role is to provide a centre of excellence in health care for the aged, the sick and the dying, without regard to religious affiliation.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 25
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day as at 17 Apr 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: 18 Apr 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes During the week we have the Clinical Coordinator and Manager who work with the RN to oversee Residential. The Hospital has a Registered Nurse on duty at all times and is available for this area out of normal working hours.
Nurse Practitioner No We have access to a NP via Southland Hospice, should a referral be required.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Enrolled Nurses and Caregivers provide care to Residents relating to 'Activities of Daily Living' under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes As above
Physiotherapist Yes We have a Physio who visits the Hospital twice a week but is available for advice in Residential. There are 2 Physio Aides during the week, who continue with a regular passive programme. We have an ACC accredited exercise programme which is well received.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Hairdresser Yes The Hairdresser is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays, to provide a service to Residents and Patients.
Podiatrist Yes A Registered Podiatrist offers a fortnightly service to ensure good foot care. Residents with diabetes are seen on a regular basis.
Dietitian Yes We have a registered Dietitian who is in contact with Nurses on a monthly basis. She monitors Residents monthly weights and assesses their dietary requirements, as requested by Nursing staff. She supervises any special diets and plans menus which are balanced and nutritious.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have 2 Pastoral Carers and a chapel where daily mass is offered at 11am. Interdenominational services are also offered. Informal combined prayer groups meet, or people can sit quietly alone with their thoughts.
Other Personnel Yes Administration staff welcome you into Calvary and provide clerical, administrative support and financial services. The Kitchen, Laundry and Cleaning staff make sure the complex is well serviced. We provide a light mending service.
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Registered and Enrolled staff support and manage oxygen therapy via oxygen concentrators, as long as the client meets the criteria set out by the local DHB.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes We have trained staff who can give quality nursing care to any Resident as they cope with the end stages of life.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Our Registered Nurses work with the local DHB District Nurses and IV Nurse Specialist to provide this service.
Wound Care Yes We are pro active with Enrolled Nurses providing excellent wound care under the guidance of the Clinical Co-ordinator, with the ability to access wound advice from the local DHB Wound Nurse Specialist.
Diabetic Care Yes We provide support to our clients with diabetic needs, and have access to the Diabetes Nurse Specialists at the local DHB.
Continence Advice Yes We have access to the DHB specialist, EBOS Continence Advisors and our own in-house advisor.
Stomal Therapy Yes The Stomal Therapist from the local DHB visits any Resident with an Ostomy appliance and offers ongoing support and advice as necessary.
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes We have our Infection Control Nurse Specialist who has extensive knowledge in Infection Control, and we have access to advice from the Infection Control Nurses at our local DHB if required.
Clinical Management Yes Our Clinical Co-ordinator works closely with the Manager to oversee the running of Calvary. She has an extensive back ground in aged care, particularly in Rehabilitation. She deputises for the Manager in her absence.
Updated: 12 Oct 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 All patients coming for Respite Care need approved through the NASC team at SDHB, who will liaise with us. Their medications need blister packed, (arranged with their Pharmacist prior to admission), and we arrange for their medications to be charted by their GP, on our Medication system so they can be legally administered.
Carer Support Yes All patients coming for Carer support need their medications blister packed, (arranged with their Pharmacist prior to admission), and we arrange for their medications to be charted by their GP, on our Medication system so they can be legally administered. There is a top up payment for this level of support- please enquire. Remember to bring your signed form with you.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes It is best to book ahead.
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Limited, and needs to be discussed with staff first.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Negotiated with Manager
Ensuite Yes We have limited rooms with ensuites. There may be a charge for these.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a Shitzu named Jack who comes to work with the Manager. He brings comfort to many patients and enjoyment to staff.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We have a phone number attached to each room. You cannot transfer your current home number. Our line charge is very cheap and you pay for outgoing calls.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes The Diversional Therapist organises regular van outings.
Residents Committee No Residents can voice their concerns or offer their thoughts at the regular Residents Meetings. Family members are welcome to attend these meetings.
Newsletter Yes Calvary issues a newsletter which is posted/e-mailed to the N.O.K, if contact details are provided in Clinical Files.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We do cater for Residents with cognitive impairment, but we are not a secure facility.
Rural Setting No We are set upon one of the few hills in Invercargill with a beautiful outlook to the Takitimu ranges.
Smoking Permitted Yes There is a designated outside area for Resident smokers. Ask staff to show you where this is. Calvary grounds are Smoke-free to staff and visitors.
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
Special Features
Special Features
We have Sky available in all rooms. Residents need to provide a TV, and we have wall brackets. Residents need to bring their own decoder.
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We have a monthly Activities planner which includes entertainment and outings. We encourage this for socialisation, however we respect Residents wishes for quiet time.
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Our Educator supports staff to achieve their Healthcare Assistants Levels 3 and 4 qualifications via Careerforce.
Details about meals We have a Buffet breakfast where Residents can be independent, but have supervision from staff.
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We have access to Interpreters.
Māori - Te Reo Yes We have access to Interpreters
Other Information Yes Translation is now available via cellphone apps.
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes We are an Interdenominational facility.
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km It is a 5 minute walk to catch a bus into town. Taxis and Driving Miss Daisy are also available.
Shops 4.00 Km Our residents can be taken to the shops by their families or, if available, by our Pastoral Carer.
Mall 0.00 Km
Parks 5.00 Km We are fortunate to have access to Queens Park, a well groomed and beautiful park, renowned for it's beauty.
Library We have our own supply of books which Residents may borrow.
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes We are accredited to the Healthcare Providers NZ and HCCAP Food Service.
Police checked Yes Our staff are all Police checked.
Registered Dentist Yes We have the Mobile Dental Unit, from Dunedin, visiting a few times a year. This is a new service to Calvary. Residents can be assessed for free, then charged for any follow-up treatment.
Care Association New Zealand Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 12 Oct 2022

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