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Cardrona Rest Home & Hospital
Rest Home
16 MacKenzie Street
Putaruru 3411
Postal Address
16 Mackenzie Street
Putaruru 3411
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Debbie Beer - 078833708
Doreen & Trevor Beer - 078833708
Clinical Operations Manager
Katherine McLeod - 078833708
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"A home away from home"

Offering you and your loved ones a family atmosphere and quality care

Cardrona Rest Home and Hospital takes pride in catering to the needs of our community by providing personal, hands on care for all of our residents.

Offering 24/7 registered nurse care, spacious rooms, nutritious home style cooking and a friendly staff. The team at Cardrona are dedicated to hosting our residents and their families in a comfortable and cheerful environment.

For all enquiries please contact Debbie Beer, General Manager or Katherine McLeod, Clinical Operations Manager on

Phone: (07) 883 3708 Email: office@cardronahome.co.nz

We look forward to meeting with you
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 26 Jun 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 27
Vacancy Yes
Double room
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $10.00/day as at 16 Jun 2022
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: 28 Jun 2022
A big thank you from me for all your help and considerate care of me the past few weeks. Remembering everyone's names and their special needs and having endless patience makes such a difference. I think all of you do a wonderful job and thank you again from me. - M.R
Updated: 23 Apr 2020
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes We have friendly and skilled Registered Nurses rostered on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes A great team of dedicated caregivers are on hand to help with all residents personal cares. Many have been with us for years. We staff according to need and this changes as required.
Physiotherapist Negotiable This is assessed as required for each resident
Occupational Therapist Negotiable This is assessed as required for each resident
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Cardrona has two lovely ladies who run a wide variety of activities for residents Monday - Friday. This includes arts and crafts, current events, music, games and regular walks and outings in the van when the sun is shining. Throughout the COVID lock down and ongoing visitor restrictions we have also put on Activities over the weekends to keep everyone's spirits up.
Hairdresser Yes We have a wonderful hairdresser who comes to the home regularly/ upon request
Podiatrist Yes We organise a podiatrist to visit the home regularly as required
Dietitian Yes All menus are regularly reviewed by a dietitian. Extra services can be arranged as required
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular church services are conducted at the home across a number of denominations
Updated: 22 Jan 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our staff are trained in end of life care and provide compassionate and sensitive care to suit the residents' needs. We also have large rooms which enable family to comfortably spend as much time as they like with their family member.
Dialysis Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes Katherine McLeod our Clinical Operations Manager has built her career in the aged care sector and is happy to share her knowledge and advice with staff and families. She is also a Registered Nurse Prescriber which we are very proud of. This means that she is able to assist residents with routine scripts or treatment of simple issues immediately. Katherine works closely with our broader medical team and is very well respected for her knowledge in this area.
Updated: 22 Jan 2021
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 are able to cater for all levels of respite care needs subject to room availability.
Carer Support Yes We are able to cater for all levels of carer support or other short stay care needs subject to room availability.This also includes convalescence, ACC and PAC funding.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 14 Feb 2017
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes If required
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have a Ministry of Health contract to deliver this service and use it regularly
Lounges/seating areas Yes Several seating areas indoors and outdoors. Our sunroom which overlooks the back garden is a popular area.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We are happy to take day care residents and assimilate them into our daily programe here at C ardrona
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes We are located in the rural township of Putaruru. WE have expansive grounds and part of the home overlooks playing fields next door.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated area.
Updated: 14 Feb 2017
Special Features
Special Features
We have a lovely warm family type home. We have the opportunity to get to know everyone very well due to our size and we like to have a laugh too!

We are an owner operated service.

Please feel free to talk to existing residents and their families about our service. We are confident that you will get 'glowing' reports.
Updated: 22 Jan 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Chapel, Children, Church, Cooking, Craft, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Games, Garden, Gardening, Golden Oldies, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Roses, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Views
Updated: 22 Jan 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please see the manager for details
Staffing qualifications and details Come and meet our staff.
Details about meals Home cooked meals.
Updated: 17 Dec 2010
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 22 Jan 2021
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes
Evangelical Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes We have regular church services and ties with all denominations in our community
Updated: 22 Jan 2021
Location Distance Details
Shops 0.30 Km Walking distance
Updated: 17 Dec 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes Onsite staff training is provided via Careerforce.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 26 Jun 2020

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