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Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village
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40 Head Street
Christchurch 8081
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Make your home at Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village

When it comes to everyday life, Edith Cavell makes it easy with a choice of spacious studio rooms, village townhouses, and large rest home rooms, complete with WiFi and a call bell system. There’s also an on-site hospital to give you added peace of mind.

Part of the Sumner community since 1970 and extensively refurbished since then, Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village is set amongst landscaped gardens just a stroll from the friendly Sumner village and the sea. We also offer short stay, respite, convalescence and palliative care.

We offer everything from a scooter bay to SKY TV, physiotherapy, podiatry, hairdressing and health checks. We have a range of recreational activities including indoor bowls, exercise classes, quizzes and social gatherings. Our facility van is always on hand for outings.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 28
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $20.00/day up to $40.00/day as at 23 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: 23 Jun 2022
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Care Apartment Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 11
Care Apartment Vacancy Yes
Care Apartment Impending vacancy Yes - One Studio to be refurbished
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 23 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We provide 24 hour Registered Nurse cover as we provide hospital level care.
Nurse Practitioner No We are able to liaise with Nurse Practitioners at Burwood Hospital
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All our caregivers commence the level 3 careerforce training for Health Care Assistants if they don't already have a caregiviers certificate on starting employment.
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist will assess and work with residents as required and works closely with our experienced registered nurses. We have two caregivers assigned to assist with the walking programme.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable Social Workers are readily accessible for consultation and visits as required.
Diversional Therapist Yes A programme of diversional therapy for hospital residents is posted monthly - this is in a group or one on one. We have a Diversional Therapist to provide some more input into hospital care level residents
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes We have a hairdresser who has been attending Edith Cavell for a number of years or you can invite your own to visit you.
Podiatrist Yes Attends each client 6 weekly.
Dietitian Yes Registered staff will refer residents to a dietitian if indicated after nutritional assessment.
Accredited Visitors Yes We allow vetted volunteers to assist in activities, outings and one on one time with residents.
Kaumatua Negotiable We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to Edith Cavell.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Local ministers visit regularly and we have a chaplain for additional support. Various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Other Personnel Yes Volunteer visitors.
Updated: 14 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have O2 concentrators .
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We are part of the respected Liverpool Care Pathway and work closely with Nurse Maude Specialist Palliative care team
Wound Care Yes We refer as required to Nurse Specialists or Consultants.
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetic residents are managed within our home with support from GP and Nurse Specialists who may visit.
Continence Advice Yes Available on request.
Stomal Therapy Yes
Infection Control Yes We have a strong relationship with SCL who are available to us for up to date advice and education. Registered Nurse Infection Control Nurse on the premises.
Surgical Followup Yes We work closely with DHB specialist staff
Psychiatric Care No Although not a pshychiatric unit our residents are able to seek support from a wide ranging network of outreach workers.
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes We pride ourselves on nursing care that supports you to remain as independant as possible while still offering a range of nursing services that meet individual needs.
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished and we encourage residents to personalize their rooms. Sky and Freeview Television can be arranged with our Facility Manager.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms are equipped with spacious showers, and safety grab rails. Nurse call system available.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have some rooms suitable for a couple - depending on availability.
Ensuite Yes Some rooms have ensuites available, discuss with the Facility Manager.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have one cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets. Only some rooms can accommodate animals, and no caged birds.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes This needs to be organised by the resident/family.
Wifi Yes Free Wifi available.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes If a prospective client is happy to integrate with older people.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Lounges are equipped with comfortable seating and televisions with DVD players. The area is large enough for residents to run meetings, invite guests and partake in a variety of organised functions.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes You may qualify for Primary Options For Acute Care Funding. Ask your GP for details.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes It is our privilege to care for people nearing the end of their life. We work closely with GPs and Hospice to provide this care.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Residents Committee Yes Meetings every second month.
Family Committee No Family are welcome to join the residents meeting.
Newsletter Yes Monthly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have.
Confused Residents Yes Our staff are trained to recognise and manage a range of behaviours that residents may have. Accommodation available if not causing disturbance to other residents.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 30 Apr 2020
Special Features
Special Features
Edith Cavell Lifecare Complex offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps, nurse call system, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers. There is public transport at the door and the beach is 400m walking distance with a lovely cafe right on the seaside promenade.

Living in Sumner means you have the best of both worlds, being close to the city and a major hospital but also being in a village atmosphere with rural environs.

The sea air is good for everyone and to wake to a big clear sky in the morning and walk the beach before coffee is part of the secret that is Sumner.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our activity programme is formulated and changed monthly. Outings are a regular feature and often include stopping somewhere for coffee. Games and quizzes are always popular and there is great competition in bowls with the red and black teams competing for the annual trophy.

We have regular BBQ's over the summer months.

Age Concern and Alzheimer's Society are easily accessed through us and we welcome them to our facility. Large print books and Blind Foundation listening books form part of our library service and we also rent DVDs or videos.

Entertainers form a regular part of our programme. Sky TV is also available in the main lounges. Happy Hour with entertainment with our resident pianist feature every Friday afternoon.

Most residents choose to have breakfast in bed, however, the dining room is also open. We have a lovely garden setting and outside furniture ensures it is accessible to all. We have a small shop for toiletries onsite.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Personal Items.
Staffing qualifications and details Registered Nurses and trained/experienced Caregivers. Skilled Domestic staff. Physio Assistant and Diversional Therapist.
Details about meals Home cooking at Edith Cavell is a speciality. Breakfast is delivered to you in bed however the dining room is available if you would prefer. Morning and afternoon tea are served to you in your room or in the lounge.Our main meal is at midday and all diets are catered for.
Associated Complexes Part of Heritage Lifecare
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Cantonese Yes
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
French Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes
Mandarin Yes
Nepali Yes
Portugesse Yes
Punjabi Yes
Swedish Yes
Tagalog Yes
Welsh Yes
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes All religions welcome.
Inter denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km To bus stop.
Shops 1.00 Km There is a supermarket and many friendly cafes in the village.
Mall 5.00 Km
Parks 0.40 Km
Library 1.00 Km A selection of books are collected from the library for the use of residents on a monthly basis. Full library facilities available from our own complex.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 13 Sep 2018

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