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George Manning Lifecare & Village
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1 Hennessy Place
Christchurch 8024
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Make your home at George Manning Lifecare & Village

When it comes to everyday life, George Manning makes it easy with village, rest home, hospital, day, respite and palliative care. The well-appointed rest home and hospital rooms all look out onto sheltered courtyards or landscaped gardens, and come complete with ensuites, a call bell system and WiFi.

Part of the community since 1972, George Manning Lifecare is set amongst sunny rose gardens just a hop, skip and jump from Barrington Mall, where you’ll find all the essentials including a pharmacy, supermarket and cafes.

We offer everything from physiotherapy to podiatry, a scooter bay, SKY TV, hairdressing and health checks. We have a range of recreational
activities including indoor bowls, exercise classes, quizzes, and social gatherings. Our facility van is also always on hand for outings.

But don't just take our word for it, see what our resident Roy has to say...

Born in Southampton, Roy’s first trip to sea was in 1956 as a deck boy on the Queen Mary. He came to New Zealand in 1970 and went fishing for 46 years – all over the world. After succumbing to health problems and finding himself in need of care, he chose George Manning because of its proximity to the sea.

“I picked this room, it’s in a good spot with a garden view and all the rooms have bathrooms – it’s even got a door if I want to escape. Not that I’m going anywhere, it’s great here.”

In fact, he couldn’t think of a more ideal place to be. “I drive my chair up to Barrington Mall to the shops, and my partner lives nearby. She takes me home to lunch every Sunday and pops in a few times a week.”

Roy delivers the crosswords every morning and one of his favourite delivery stops is to Rima. “She’s 101 this year, she does all the activities including bowls. She puts her longevity down to mixing with young people – I’m pretty sure she’s talking about me.” Roy says he has a bit of a reputation for being cheeky but that’s okay because ‘the staff here love me.’

And that feeling is mutual. “They’re amazing, they’d do anything for you and it’s always with a smile.” He’s quick to include the chef in his high praise. “The other day we had apple and blueberry pie so I went to the chef and told her it was the best pudding I’d ever had, and our whole table agreed on that.”
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 50
Vacancy Yes
We currently have 5 vacancies in our Rest Home.
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 24 Feb 2022
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 23 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have 24 hour Registered Nurse coverage. We value the importance of Registered Nurses leading our team to provide professional nursing care, and employ a high number of experienced RNs to ensure a consistent standard of care at all times.
Enrolled Nurse Yes We place an emphasis on staff education to ensure all staff are trained and experienced in delivering quality care to the residents.
Physiotherapist 28 Yes Physiotherapist available as required. Physiotherapy assistants on site two days per week.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist 35 Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Our Hair Salon is open 2 days per week.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrist visits on a monthly basis.
Dietitian Yes All menus are Dietitian approved. A Dietitian is available for general advice and to oversee special needs. Meals can be delivered.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Negotiable We endeavour to assist residents to maintain any cultural ties they may have in the community before coming to George Manning.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable Weekly church services, and spiritual guidance as required.
Other Personnel Yes George Manning has a range of services available, such as three house doctors, as well a number of local GPs who support our residents. Additionally, email assistance, appointment transportation, pharmacy and medication administration, housekeeping and laundry services, and interpreter services are available.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Palliative care contract with DHB
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetic care and meals provided.
Continence Advice Yes Continence care provided.
Stomal Therapy No Stomal care provided.
Stroke Rehabilitation No Stroke rehabilitation provided.
Infection Control Yes We have a comprehensive infection control programme.
Surgical Followup Yes Post-op nursing available.
Clinical Management Yes 40 hours per week and on call
Other Specialties Yes 24 hr RN and EN cover.
Updated: 20 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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Furniture can be brought into our Home as long as it can be accommodated in the room following discussion with nursing staff. Otherwise, Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with mementos like a pictures, photos and ornaments so they can feel as ‘at home’ as possible. We support residents to enjoy George Manning Lifecare as they would their own home.
Single Rooms Yes The Facility consists of 80 single rooms, all with their own ensuites. There are two sheltered courtyards to which some rooms have direct access. Rooms are equipped with a nurse call system, personal heater, spacious showers, and safety grab rails. Freeview TV access also available.
Rooms suitable for a couple No We endeavour to allocated adjacent rooms to married couples who wish to be close to each other.
Ensuite Yes All rooms have full ensuite facilities.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Monitored together with GP guidance.
Pets In Residence No We have some goldfish in residence, however pets are welcome visitors and give our residents a great deal of pleasure.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes Available for residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Residents can alter the temperature in their room, however generally the temperature is automatically adjusted to a comfortable level.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Communal lounges in the complex are equipped with comfortable seating, a stereo system and televisions with Freeview TV, Sky TV, and 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.
Palliative Care Contract Yes Individual funding may be available. Ask your GP or the hospital for more details.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes It is possible for people to join us during the day and return home at night. We encourage families to help us care for their family member.
Outings Yes As part of the activities programme, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Whanau Room Yes Family room available, and tea making facilities are available in two of the lounges. We encourage families to use these facilities.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Residents' spiritual and cultural needs are met. Outside cultural advisers available on an as-needed basis.
Residents Committee No We have regular residents' meetings and annual resident and family surveys.
Family Committee Yes We have regular family meetings.
Newsletter Yes Monthly newsletter.
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 No Some residents have an element of confusion, however we do not provide specialist dementia care.
Smokers Room No Smoking is not permitted within the building.
Smoking Permitted Yes There are designated smoking areas in sheltered courtyards.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Special Features
Special Features
George Manning Lifecare offers all the benefits of a care facility, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The site provides a convenience shop, scooter bay, paraplegic toilets, and separate dining room and lounge facilities. The facility is fitted with accessibility ramps and safety grab rails, wide corridors, and smoke detectors with water sprinklers.

Situated in the Christchurch, the Garden City, George Manning has magnificent landscaped and rose gardens, with a BBQ area and a courtyard for quiet and peaceful sitting and relaxing. We take pride in being warm and friendly and have become renowned for our cheerful atmosphere.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
George Manning has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinator focuses on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression. Games, exercises, crafts and housie are popular, as are the weekly outings in our mini bus. There is also active involvement in community events. A weekly Happy Hour is combined with live entertainment throughout the afternoon, and church services are also held on a weekly basis.

For those residents who prefer a quieter lifestyle there is a choice of lounges and lovely quiet sunny courtyards with outdoor seating to enjoy and share with their visitors.

Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, and other associations 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. A piano and Sky TV is also available in the main lounges.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:

Aromatherapy, Art, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Cooking, Concerts, Craft, Crosswords & Quizzes, Photography, Flower arranging, Games, Gardening, Jigsaws, Massage, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Parties, Pastoral care, Petanque, Picnic facilities, Sing-a-longs.
Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not As per District Health Board Funding Contract. For detailed information please contact us.
Staffing qualifications and details Our Clinical Manager oversees the operation of the rest home and facility, and assists the Charge Nurses to provide excellent care and nursing to our residents.
Details about meals All food prepared on site and all dietary requirements met. Our cooks are experienced in preparing nutritious and tasty meals with fresh, good quality produce.
Updated: 23 Aug 2011
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Interpreter access available as required. Charges may apply.
Malayalam Yes
Spanish Yes
Tamil Yes
Other Information Yes Interpreter services available as required. Charges may apply.
Updated: 22 May 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Services once a month
Baptist Yes Services once a month
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes Church services held monthly.
Presbyterian Yes Church services held monthly.
Roman Catholic Yes Mass held weekly.
Salvation Army Yes Church services held monthly.
(Other comments) Yes Individual spiritual care as requested. We hold weekly church services on the rotational basis with the above denominations.
Updated: 20 Sep 2013
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.03 Km Bus stop at the gate, and the Orbiter bus stops just down the road.
Shops 0.30 Km Local dairy and fish & chip shop just across the road.
Mall 0.50 Km Barrington Mall
Parks 1.00 Km Barrington Park
Library 0.50 Km Barrington Mall Complex
Updated: 16 Jan 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes Our associated Retirement Village, Paulger Courts Retirement Village, is a member of the RVA
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 20 Sep 2013

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