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Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home and Hospital

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Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home and Hospital
Rest Home
295 Brockville Rd
Dunedin 9011
Postal Address
PO Box 1214
Southern (Otago)
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Sister Cecilia McKay - 03 476 2028
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Sacred Heart Home, as all facilities owned by the Little Sisters of the Poor, exists to extend hospitality towards the Aged suffering from financial need, loneliness or other difficulties. we do this recalling the words of the Lord " I was a stranger and you welcomed me" Matthew 25.35

Together with our staff, we do this continuing the charismatic inspiration of Jeanne Jugan our Foundress, through love filled service for our elderly brothers and sisters and witness to the compassionate love and mercy of God for all persons.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 2 Jul 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 11
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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: 29 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hour/7 day cover
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Caregivers in the Rest Home and Hospital
Physiotherapist Yes 4 mornings a week - the Physiotherapist is employed by Back in Motion Physiotherapy.
Diversional Therapist Yes One diversional Therapist and an assistant, five days a week throughout the year. They work in the rest home and hospital sections of the Home
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Diversional Therapy Department is responsible for Activities
Hairdresser Yes Once a week on Friday
Podiatrist Yes Bi-monthly
Dietitian Yes Dietitian reviews individual needs as required
Accredited Visitors Yes We have a number of volunteers and also a number of Associate Members
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Chaplin comes daily to celebrate mass and visit residents. In addition, other religious denominations visit residents at their request.
Other Personnel Yes Cleaners - Maintenance workers
Updated: 22 Feb 2024
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes The Palliative care team visits Residents who require palliative care nursing and advise the nursing staff on site how to assist each Resident in this stage of their lives.
Wound Care Yes Senior Registered nurses attend to wound care
Diabetic Care Yes RN Monitors BSL and dietary intake
Continence Advice Yes Continence Advisor assesses each Resident on admission and when needed
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes Registered nurse is responsible for infection control
Psychiatric Care Yes Qualified practioner visits the elderly who require specialised treatment. The Little Sisters do not admit the elderly who are classed with major psychiatric illnesses.
Clinical Management Yes Clinical Manager is on site.
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
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
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents may bring furniture suitable for the room space to avoid clutter.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Each room has a toilet and wash basin. (Partial ensuite)
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Yes, this monitored to avoid the room being too hot or too cold.
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are several lounges in the Rest Home
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes There are weekly outings for the Residents and special occasions.
Newsletter Yes
Smokers Room No SMOKE FREE Facility
Smoking Permitted No Only outside of the building in designated areas away from the building
Semi-Secure Yes Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Special Features
Special Features
At Sacred Heart Home we provide a home like atmosphere for our residents. We along with our staff continually endeavour the charism of our first Little Sister, St Jeanne Jugan by ensuring the residents feel at home, respected, secure and loved.
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
ACTIVITES PROGRAMME - Gentle exercises - reading the daily news - entertainers - bowls - bingo - outings - library
MY SKY television - films shown on a big screen
special parties - Crafts
SPIRITUAL - Daily Mass in the chapel
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details 24/7 registered nurse cover Caregivers, laundry, administration, and maintenance on site. Religious Sisters assist in all areas of the Home.
Details about meals Breakfast is served on trays to the Residents in their rooms Lunch at midday - 3 course meal Evening meal at 5.00.p.m. Morning tea, afternoon tea and supper are provided.
Associated Complexes St Joseph's Home & Hospital located in Auckland.
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
French Yes Yes - the religious Sisters speak French
Korean Yes Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes One or two staff speak Maori
Samoan Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes There are several Residents of the Anglican faith, they receive visits from the Anglican Priest
Roman Catholic Yes The majority of the Residents are of the Catholic Faith
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 5.50 Km InterCity bus to CBD. Bus stop located at entrance of our home
Shops There are several shops across the road from the Home - a pharmacy - four square - take away
Mall 5.50 Km Meridian Mall, take the Intercity bus to George Street
Library 5.00 Km Dunedin Public Library
Updated: 3 Feb 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes CANZ as it ensures other aspects of the Aged Care sector.
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes The Diversional Therapy staff have the National certificate for Diversional Therapy
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes The Little Sisters belong to the NZ Aged Care
Other details Yes HZANZ as our auditing agency.
Care Association New Zealand Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 3 Feb 2017

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