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Kimihia Home & Hospital
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76 Rosser Street
Huntly 3700
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76 Rosser Street
Huntly 3700
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Fiona Morgan
The North Waikato Care of the Aged Trust Board Inc
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To provide "the best home away from home", for older people needing care.

Professional Registered Nurses, trained Healthcare Assistants and full professional services to cater for all needs.

Our award winning gardens provide a relaxing environment and our home cooked meals are served with a smile!

Enjoy the activities and outings or simply relax and unwind in one of our lounges with a book, or retreat to the privacy of your own room.

Family and friends are always welcome to visit and share in planning and implementing care for their loved ones.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 Sep 2023
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 38
Vacancy Yes
26 dedicated Rest Home Beds & 17 Swing Beds
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $25.00 -$45.00/day up to $25.00 -$45.00/day as at 27 Dec 2023
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: 1 Mar 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 336 Yes We have Registered Nurses on the floor 7 days a week. Fiona, Neethu and Denise (our Clinical Leadership team) are available for discussions and there is always someone from Senior Management on-call 24 hrs/7 days per week. We are in the process of recruiting more Registered Nurses to join our team.
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable As part of our medical provision to residents, Tui Medical provides a Nurse Practitioner to complete thorough reviews of residents medical and clinical care requirements for 2 half days per week. Tui staff provide a fantastic service, and they are available to meet with family members to ensure that care is resident-focused. We also work very closely with Te Whatu Ora Waikato Nurse Practitioners for the provision of clinical expertise, guidance and support for clinical decision-making.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 1344 Yes Our staff work hard to provide amazing care to our residents. All Healthcare Assistants complete a comprehensive induction programme when and have completed or are working towards a National Certificate in Caregiving.
Physiotherapist 8 Yes We contract the services of the team from North Waikato Physiotherapy to provide services to residents. We are assigned a physiotherapist and she visits routinely twice a week. If required, she will visit site more often to ensure assessments and the creation of rehabilitation plans is completed. The Physiotherapist also provides teaching sessions for clinical staff.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We contract services when required.
Diversional Therapist 88 Yes Our Diversional Therapy team consists of Tania, Maya & Dorothy. They provide a brilliant service and keep our residents entertained and busy with activities and outings. A large component of the activities they provide is to ensure our residents remain active and present within our community.
Hairdresser 4 Yes Carole visits weekly and provides hairdressing services in our dedicated beauty salon. Residents are able to book in weekly for a set or colour, or as often as necessary to ensure they look gorgeous all the time.
Podiatrist Yes We contract services from Counties Podiatry. Nathan visits six weekly and can provide a number treatments onsite. Priority is given to our residents with diabetes - additional costs may apply.
Dietitian Yes Niki monitors our food service & audits Biennally. In the philosophy of 'home away from home' we seek to provide 'Nana's home cooked meals'. Sausages and mash. Meat and three veg. You know, just like at home?
Kaumatua Yes Huntly is situated in the heart of the Waikato and has close links with Tainui and the Kingitanga. We have local kaumatua as residents and are regularly visited by whanau from our community.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We are closely associated with ministers and pastors from all the local churches, and their services are available to any residents requiring spiritual support or advice and we hold services in our chapel.
Updated: 18 Sep 2023
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen cylinder, oxygen concentrator and nebulising equipment and clinical expertise onsite to provide treatment.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Although we don't have a 'specialist' gastronomy nurse, we have extensive experience in peg feeding and naso-gastric management
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have two dedicated Palliative Care rooms in our hospital and our Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants are trained in the delivery of End of Life care.
Dialysis Yes We have considerable experience and skill with peritoneal dialysis and can facilitate transport to Te Whatu Ora Waikato for haemodialysis.
Wound Care Yes Our team is skilled and experienced in wound care, and attend regular training to keep up to date with latest trends in wound care management.
Diabetic Care Yes We have considerable experience dealing with diabetes and liaise closely with the diabetic care team from Te Whatu Ora Waikato.
Continence Advice Yes We have a comprehensive continence management program in place and our supplier provides training to our clinical staff members.
Stomal Therapy Yes Over the years we have gained considerable experience in managing stomas.
Stroke Rehabilitation No With the aid our contracted physiotherapist and occupational therapist, we can assist with stroke rehabilitation. We employ a Rehabilitation Assistant and Chris will be able to provide all assistance as required.
ACC Rehabilitation Yes Must be discussed and approved by the Facility Manager.
Infection Control Yes Neethu is our Infection Control Officer and she regularly attends external training to keep herself up to date with the changes in the industry.
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes Fiona, Neethu and Denise are our Clinical Leadership team. They have over 50 years of experience between them are they are very adept at problem-solving there is always someone from Senior Management on-call 24 hrs/7 days per week.
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 18 Sep 2023
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
Other Short Stay Programme Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 18 Sep 2023
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We welcome a small amount of personal furniture in your room to make it feel like home
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Two adjoining rooms available
Alcohol Permitted Yes Every Friday afternoon at Happy Hour we provide wine and beer for residents that wish to partake
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes By negotiation, at Resident's own cost
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Specialised stain and moisture resistant seating
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Not ready to leave your own home permanently yet? No worries. Retain your independence, and join us for Day Care. We collect and deliver within the Huntly area, and you can enjoy the activities and outings with us.
Outings Yes If it's happening - we're there!
Māori Kaupapa Yes We have an active Maori staff forum where the focus of the group is to instill Maori beliefs and values in a
Newsletter Yes Diana writes a monthly newsletter about the happenings of our facility and village. If anyone would like to receive this via e-mail contact Malinda and you can be added to the distribution list
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have comprehensive policies and procedures in place and our staff receive regular training
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Kimihia is situated in the Waikato, just a one hour drive from Auckland, and half an hour from Hamilton. Enjoy the peace and quiet of country living
Smoking Permitted No Outside building only in our designated areas
Semi-Secure Yes To ensure safety needs of 'mildly demented at risk' residents we have an electronic monitoring system in place. This involves wearing a bracelet (about the size of a large watch) which alerts us if the resident attempts to leave the premises
Updated: 3 Aug 2012
Special Features
Special Features
Personal small community environment where we value the contributions of older people.

The North Waikato Care of the Aged Trust Board, Inc. is a charitable Community Trust established in 1972 as a joint venture between the Huntly Lions, Rotary and Jaycees Clubs, dedicated to serving the elderly community of Huntly and the surrounding areas. Since Jaycees have been disbanded, the Trust nowadays has representation from the Hunty Community Board.

Kimihia Resthome was opened in March 1979 by the Hon. Sir Douglas Carter - High Commissioner to London.

The first cottage was built in 1988, and for five years thereafter, one new cottage was built annually.

Fourteen years after the Resthome was opened , Kimihia Hospital was opened in March 1993 by Dame Thea Muldoon QSO.


MORE ABOUT SHORT STAY. Should you want a break yourself, come and stay with us, and let us worry about the cooking and cleaning. You'll find our rates reasonable and affordable.

MEALS ON WHEELS. Enjoy an home cooked meal delivered to your doorstep, at very affordable rates. Check with your family doctor or community nurse if you qualify.

PALLIATIVE CARE. Full Palliative Care facilites for comfort and support. Let our professional team take care of the medical and nursing needs of your loved one, so that you can spend quality time with them.
Updated: 30 Oct 2007
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Individualised activity programs. Regular outings.

Cooking, crafts, massage, walking, exercise, RSA, Stroke Club, housie and bingo, bowls, monthly birthday party, Blind Foundation, Alzheimers group, BBQ, Breakfast in bed, Kiwi breakfast, Bridge, Church, Dancing, Flower arranging, Quizzes
Updated: 3 Aug 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
Staffing qualifications and details Twenty four hour Registered Nurse coverage
Details about meals Full catering facilities, variety of meals, Special occasions (BBQ, Birthdays and Mid-Winter Christmas)
Updated: 30 Oct 2007
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes
Japanese Yes
Khmer (Cambodian) Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Punjabi Yes
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Zulu Yes
Updated: 18 Sep 2023
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Services on site in the chapel
Baptist Yes Services on site in the chapel
Christian Yes Services on site in the chapel
Inter denominational Yes Services on site in the chapel
Methodist Yes Services on site in the chapel
Presbyterian Yes Services on site in the chapel
Roman Catholic Yes Mass at the Bedside
Updated: 30 Oct 2007
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km
Shops 2.00 Km
Mall 0.00 Km
Parks 1.00 Km
Library 2.00 Km
Updated: 30 Oct 2007
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes Member of National Executive
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 30 Oct 2007

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