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Maniototo Health Service Ltd (SDHB) Area Regional Hospitals

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Maniototo Health Service Ltd (SDHB) Area Regional Hospitals
Rest Home
41 Pery Street
Ranfurly 9332
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Southern (Otago)
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Thelma Brown - (03) 444 9420
Maniototo Health Services Ltd. - (03) 444 9420
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Maniototo Health Services Ltd is a small rural hospital and rest home situated in the beautiful Maniototo town of Ranfurly.
The modern facility, completed in 2019, has the capacity for 25 Rest Home and Hospital Level Residents. In addition we also have 6 Acute Medical beds. These services are overseen by our local GP, or PRIME Nurse when the GP is unavailable.
Our General Manager and Clinical Nurse Managers lead a team of dedicated staff to oversee the care of our Residents.
Our stable, dedicated and hard-working staff take pride in the attention and personal care that they give to our Residents. All our staff have completed the CareerForce (Aged Care Education) training programme or are in the process of completing their qualification. We also employ a District Nursing Team, Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist for community and inpatient care.
Attached to the facility, is a Community Health Services wing. This houses the Medical Centre as well as other services including a Dental Surgery, Radiology, Massage, Well Child and Plunket Room and Outpatient Rooms for Surgical Consultation.
It is our philosophy at Maniototo Health Services Ltd to promote a quality lifestyle for our Residents in a safe, comfortable, supportive environment, encouraging them to maintain their independence. All Residents are treated as individuals, shown patience, dignity and respect.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 23 Jan 2014
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 11
Vacancy Yes
Four Rooms RH or Hospital
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
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 Yes
Updated: 28 May 2024
The organisation has adopted a quality approach towards service delivery and incorporating quality into all aspects of care. There is a robust quality and risk management system in place that is implemented and monitored and this generates improvements in practice and service delivery. - HDAuditing report 2012
Updated: 5 Feb 2014
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24 hours Yes On all shifts
Nurse Practitioner Yes PRIME (Primary Response in a Medical Emergency)Nurses provide cover in the absence of a Doctor. PRIME is another specialised rural service.
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Four days a week
Occupational Therapist Yes Two days a week
Social Worker (on site) No By referral
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Provided under the direction of the OT
Hairdresser Yes On the premises by appointment
Podiatrist Yes By appoinment
Dietitian Yes By referral
Accredited Visitors Yes Church and community groups
Kaumatua Yes Lives locally
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Visiting clergy
Other Personnel Yes GP visits as required
Updated: 5 Feb 2014
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
Wound Care Yes Registered Nurses trained in wound care
Diabetic Care Yes By referral
Continence Advice Yes By referral
Stomal Therapy Yes By referral
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes By referral
Infection Control Yes Infection Control Team regularly meet with Otago/Southland Infection Control Nurses
Surgical Followup Yes
Psychiatric Care Yes Consultations by referral
Clinical Management Yes Nursing Manager undertakes this role
Other Specialties Yes IV therapy including cannulation
Updated: 5 Feb 2014
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: 5 Feb 2014
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Very welcome
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes
Connecting Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes Residents are able to have a drink, when desired, however this is monitored where medically required. We have a Happy Hour on a Thursday
Pets In Residence No We have a resident cat
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Telephones available in each room. A direct dial number can be arranged for a fee
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Available
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes Provided on individual basis
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Available
Outings Yes As part of the activities program
Newsletter Yes Monthly newsletter sent to Resident's families
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes However, the premises are not secure
Rural Setting Yes Large spacious grounds, spectacular mountainous scenery
Updated: 5 Aug 2020
Special Features
Special Features
A high resident/staffing level is maintained and registered nurses are involved in the care and observation of all residents.

The facility is part of a larger service including acute medical inpatient beds, Medical Centre and attached Community Health Services wing including, Dental Surgery, Radiology, Well Child and Plunket Rooms, Strengthening Families, Outpatient Consultation Rooms and Massage services.

Maniototo Health Service is funded by the District Health Board to provide broad based medical care and supported by many local community groups.
Updated: 5 Aug 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Big print books, Housie, Bowls, Cards, Children, Exercises, Games, Happy Hour, Internet, Jigsaw, Library Service, Music, Movies, Newspaper reading, Outings, Quizzes, Sing-a-longs, Sky TV, Pet Therapy, Themed Evenings, Volunteer Visitors
Updated: 5 Aug 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Covered for within the fees: Full board and lodgings Personal hygiene facilities and care Personal grooming services Care planning. Services not included in fees: Optical services, Audiology services, Dental services, Legal & financial services, Hairdressing services, Dry cleaning, Transport, Individualized equipment, Specialty entertainment fees (e.g. orchestra or show), Toothpaste, Shampoo, Soap and other personal care items for individual use
Staffing qualifications and details Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses/Hospital Aides on all shifts.
Details about meals Dietitian planned, four-weekly rotating summer and winter menu. Lunch and dinner meals served in the dining room.
Associated Complexes Attached to the facility is a Community Health Services wing. This houses the Medical Centre as well as other services including a Dentist Surgery, Radiology, Massage, Well Child and Plunket Room and Outpatient Rooms for Surgical Consultation.
Updated: 5 Aug 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino Yes Interpreter available on staff
Other Information Yes Interpreter services available through SDHB
Updated: 5 Aug 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Lay preacher visits, no resident minister
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes Owing to isolation and small population many services offered are interdenominational
Presbyterian Yes Local minister visits.
Roman Catholic Yes Resident Local Catholic Priest
Updated: 5 Feb 2014
Location Distance Details
Public Transport Hospital car
Shops 0.50 Km Hospital car
Mall No Mall
Parks 0.50 Km Several parks and gardens. Car or wheelchair trip
Library 1.00 Km In House Service and requests.
Updated: 5 Feb 2014
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Other details Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 5 Feb 2014

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