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Fitzroy of Merivale (Family Owned)

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Fitzroy of Merivale (Family Owned)
Rest Home
4 McDougall Avenue
Christchurch 8014
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Vanessa Pirie - 027 5155576
Pirie Family - 0275550241
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Are you looking for a beautiful boutique rest home in Christchurch?

LIVING WITH DIGNITY is our mission statement and our aim.
We are a boutique Rest Home. View our elegant surroundings, beautiful established gardens and meet our dedicated, caring staff.
At Fitzroy of Merivale, all of our residential suites are large rooms with an ensuite, tea/coffee making facilities and direct access out to your own garden/patio area.
All 30 residential suites are under one roof with 24hour staffing and nursing care.
A weekly fee includes your care, all meals, outings, entertainment, laundering of personal clothing, bed linen and towels, and regular cleaning of your suite.
We welcome all enquiries and invite you and your family to arrange a time to visit the facility.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 9 Apr 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 30
Vacancy Yes
Respite always welcome. If you would like a facility tour, brochure and information sent to you, please Ph 3555 888 or 027 515 5576 .
Impending vacancy Yes - Large sunny rooms with ensuite
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms as at 24 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 No
Updated: 18 Apr 2024
I have enjoyed working at Fitzroy over the past 14 years, being a smaller Rest Home allows me to get to know everyone. Assisting them in their daily needs and getting to know each persons idiosyncrasies, which helps the transition from their family homes to their new home with us. Keri Smith - Senior Caregiver/Team Leader

I have been living at "Fitzroy of Merivale" for the past 4 years and what a wonderful time it has been for me. I am fortunate and enjoy two adjoining rooms with my own outdoor area, morning sun and an affectionate "adopted" cat. We are always looking for new friends to share our beautiful home. Whether it is the warmth and caring staff or the proximity to Merivale and all it has to offer, I can sincerely recommend "Fitzroy" as a place to live, in comfort, style and security of knowing one needs are always being met. Mrs Davies - Resident

"My mother moved into Fitzroy in early 2011 when the earthquakes got too much for her to continue living by herself. Since then she continues to enjoy life there being looked after in a very cozy environment with good food, company and a full programme of activities. It gives my family a real sense of peace of mind that mother is well cared for. Anne Harvey - Christchurch

"My mother was extremely well cared for in the almost 4 years she lived at Fitzroy. Fitzroy provides a unique, tranquil atmosphere where people can maintain their dignity when they can no longer live in their own homes. Our family was most grateful for the way staff met our mothers needs, particularly when her health failed. Thank you" Dr Richard Acland - Fendalton
Updated: 29 Jun 2017
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 40 Yes
Enrolled Nurse 40 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes
Diversional Therapist 32 Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser 6 Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 6 Aug 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Wound Care Yes We can access advice and specialist services as necessary,clinical staff attend wound care education/seminars to ensure currency and best practice.
Diabetic Care Yes We can care for diabetics
Continence Advice No We can access advice as necessary
Infection Control Yes We have an infection control Nurse and Committee who liase with the microbiologists at Southern Community Laboritories as necessary.
Surgical Followup Yes We provide convalescent care following surgery.
Clinical Management Yes We have an experienced Clinical Co-ordinator
Updated: 11 Sep 2013
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 Respite care always welcome. MOH funded or private.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 11 Sep 2013
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have several units with adjoining doors.
Ensuite Yes All units have ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a "House" cat
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Individual phone lines to each unit.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes We have central heating adjustable in each unit.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes By arrangement. No transport available.
Outings Yes
Residents Committee No Residents have chosen not to have a committee. They are able to talk to the Nurse Manager directly.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Updated: 21 Oct 2013
Special Features
Special Features
Close to shopping Malls, cafes, restaurants, doctors, physio, dentists and podiatrists in the heart of Merivale
with the local bus route nearby.
Updated: 29 May 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Many and varied to suit residents' needs.

Activity programme, with monthly theme.



Board Games



Church service twice a month

Computer with e-mail

, Entertainers

, Exercises

, Fax

, Games

, Golf

, Happy hour

, Housie

, Internet

, Library

, Mah Jong

, Minibus

, Movies

, Outings

, Cocktail Parties

, Pianist

, Quizzes

, Reading

, Gardens

, Shopping

, Video & DVD

, Visitors
Updated: 30 Jun 2012
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact Management for a list of costs and a brochure
Staffing qualifications and details We have a high staff - resident ratio. All staff are experienced and have trained with the ACE training programme.
Details about meals Menu for each season on 4 week cycle. Breakfast in bed, lunch at midday, dinner at 6pm, plus morning and afternoon tea. Special diets catered for.
Associated Complexes Situated next door to Nurse Maude shop.
Updated: 18 Jul 2023
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter Yes Available if required
Updated: 21 Oct 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes As required
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Updated: 21 Oct 2013
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km
Shops 0.10 Km
Mall 0.50 Km
Parks 1.00 Km
Updated: 21 Oct 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes Our Diversional Therapist is qualified and experienced
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 19 Nov 2014

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