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Kimihia Home & Hospital
Rest Home
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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Visitors as usual (but not if you're unwell or recently returned from overseas)
To provide "the best home away from home", for older people needing care

Twenty four hour Registered Nurse coverage, trained Caregivers and full professional services to cater for all your 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 DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 19 Mar 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 38
Vacancy No
26 dedicated Rest Home Beds & 17 Swing Beds
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $25.00/day up to $35.00/day as at 15 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 No
Updated: 28 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 336 Yes We have a Registered Nurse on the floor 24 hrs/day, 7 days a week. Fiona & Heidi our Clinical Management team are available 40 hours a week and there is always someone from Senior Management on-call 24 hrs/day
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable We work very closely with Julie Daltry - Gerontology Nurse Specialist WDHB. Julie visits monthly and provides clinical expertise and support for our clinical staff
Enrolled Nurse 16 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 1344 Yes Our healthcare assistants / caregivers recieve onsite and external training to ensure that the care they provide to our residents is of the highest calibre
Physiotherapist 8 Yes We have contracted team of Physio's to provide services to our facility, and routinely visit twice a week, or more often if needed for assessment and creations of rehabilitation plans
Occupational Therapist Negotiable We contract services in if necessary
Diversional Therapist 80 Yes Karon & Anne provide a brilliant service and keep our residents entertained and busy with activities and outings.
Hairdresser 16 Yes Natalie visits our facility twice a week and provides hairdressing services in our dedicated hair salon
Podiatrist Negotiable We contract services in as required - additional charges 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?
Accredited Visitors Yes We have many volunteers from various organisations who regularly visit our residents
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: 3 Nov 2014
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes We have oxygen and nebulising equipment and expertise on site
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management No Although we don't have a 'specialist' gastronomy nurse, we have extensive experience in peg feeding and naso-gastric management
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have two dedicated Palliative Care rooms in our hospital and our Registered Nurses and caregiving staff are trained and administer care as outlined in the Liverpool Care Pathway
Dialysis No We have considerable experience and skill with peritoneal dialysis
Wound Care No 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 No We have considerable experience dealing with diabetes and liaise closely with the diabetic care team at the DHB
Continence Advice No We have a comprehensive continence management program in place
Stomal Therapy No 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 currently have a Rehabilitation Assistant
Infection Control Yes Fiona is our Infection Control Office and regularly attends external training and peer support meetings to keep herself up to date with the changes in the industry
Surgical Followup Yes Convalescent Care is available if approved by the DHB
Clinical Management Yes Heidi has over twenty years experience in the Special Assignment Team at Middlemore Hospital and has been with us since 2004.
Other Specialties Yes Fiona is a Registered Nurse with a background including some IT and administration. Fiona is our Clinical Administration Manager and is now trained in interRAI assessment and careplanning
Updated: 3 Aug 2012
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!
Maori 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
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 2 Apr 2009
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
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Member of National Executive
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 30 Oct 2007

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