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New Vista
Rest Home
129 Harrison Street
Whanganui 4500
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Same as above
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Dianne Grant - (06) 345 2381 or 0273827964
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New Vista Resthome aims to support and promote the interests of our residents and to ensure the highest quality of care through honesty,integrity and vision.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 May 2012
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 27
Vacancy Yes
Respite can be booked, please contact us for more information
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $5.00/day up to $15.00/day as at 27 Nov 2023
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: 22 Feb 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We have Registered Nurses on duty 24 hours per day. In addition we have a highly experienced Clinical Nurse Manager who leads the Clinical Team in both Hospital and Rest Home.
Enrolled Nurse Yes We have 2 Enrolled Nurses on staff
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All New Vista Caregivers hold Healthcare qualifications with ongoing onsite education and training provided.
Physiotherapist 0.00 Yes As required.
Occupational Therapist 0.00 Yes As required
Social Worker (on site) 0.00 Negotiable As required
Diversional Therapist Yes We have one qualified Diversional Therapist and one Activities Officer who cover Monday to Friday from 9am to 3.30 pm
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our Diversional Therapist and Activity Officer provide both group and 1 on 1 activities with each resident having been assessed to identify individual needs and interests.
Hairdresser Yes Visits weekly or as necessary
Podiatrist Yes Visits once a month or as required
Dietitian Yes Dietitian approved Menu with special requirements catered for. Home cooked meals
Accredited Visitors Yes We have volunteered help with group activities and outings.
Kaumatua Yes We are able to contact on behalf of the resident if requested, with all cultural preferences supported.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have interdenominational church services providing pastoral care and communication for those who wish it, along with individual visits for those who are unable to attend a group service.
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 12 Apr 2018
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 We have the dedicated respite bed for the Whanganui DHB.We run a booking system and take advanced bookings.
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 4 Apr 2013
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Rooms are fully furnished and we encourage residents to bring in personal items.
Single Rooms Yes Our new rooms have ensuites.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes One double room available. No ensuite
Ensuite Yes Our new rooms have ensuites.We have no extra charges for these rooms.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a resthome cat who recently came to visit and decided to stay.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phone is available. Phones are available in new hospital rooms
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Wall switch in each room.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Dependant upon funding being arranged.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We have the designated respite bed for the Whanganui area and run a booking system.
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract No Our Registered Nurses have considerable experience in nursing in the hospice setting. Should a resident require this care we can therefore provide it in consultation with hospice.
Outings Yes Group outings happen twice weekly. We also enjoy taking residents on individual outings as required or preferred.
Whānau Room Yes We are able to use rooms that are vacant for this purpose.
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Plese see the Manager if you would like to discuss this
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room Yes Internal covered court yard .
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated areas only
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 18 Jan 2023
Special Features
Special Features

We are very centrally located and this allows those residents who are mobile to go to the shops, TAB or Club with relative ease. It is also very convenient for those who are visiting


New Vista started its life as a stately Wanganui villa. It has been remodelled into a rest home and still retains some of these features.A new hospital wing was added in 2011 offering ensuite rooms.

Embracing the holistic and enriching values of Awhi and Aroha in our delivery of empathy and care to our residents, our families, our community, and to each other.
Updated: 18 Jan 2023
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Updated: Unknown
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Everyday care and support for our residents/
Staffing qualifications and details We have Registered Nurse cover 24 hours a day. Our Clinical Nurse Manager is highly experienced and leads our team of registered and enrolled Nurses. Our Healthcare assistants have a relevant qualifications. We have two trained Diversional Therapists who organise a program that caters for individual needs.
Details about meals All meals are prepared on site. An example of the way we demonstrate resident choice is the structure of our meal times. We open the dining room for breakfast at 7am and close it for open dining at 9am. You may therefore wander in at your convenience and help yourself or if you prefer breakfast may be served in your own room. Other meals are served at standard times but again the choice is yours as to whether you want to join other residents or have your meal in your room. We understand that some residents prefer to dine in their own room. Our staff are flexible enough to be able to spend time with you if you would like to socialise a little, or perhaps go walking with you to get some exercise.
Internet access There is wifi coverage throughout the building.
Transport We have a mobility van for outings and a wheelchair-friendly vehicle for individual resident outings.
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Indonesian Yes
Malay Yes
Māori - Te Reo Yes
Samoan Yes
Updated: 7 Jul 2022
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Non denominational Yes
Updated: Unknown
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km
Shops 0.50 Km
Mall 0.50 Km We are located close to the city centre.
Parks 0.50 Km Queens Park - Sarjeant Galley, Wanganui Regional Museum, Wanganui District Library and the Memorial Hall.
Library 0.50 Km Wanganui District Library
Updated: Unknown

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