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Radius St Helenas - Rest Home, Hospital, Palliative Care Unit

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Radius St Helenas
Rest Home
392 Barbadoes Street
Christchurch 8013
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Jenny Lintag - 365 6700
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Radius St Helenas is centrally located in the Christchurch City area right on the edge of the CBD and is close to the main Christchurch arterial routes.

The entire St Helenas facility is easily accessible, with all rooms having full ensuites attached for the privacy and independence of our residents. St Helenas is undergoing a room refurbishment stage and currently have fully refurbished rooms available for your inspection.

At Radius St Helenas we pride ourselves on our excellence of care and we are dedicated to maintaining the wellbeing and independence of our residents. All our staff receive ongoing education in elder care.
We encourage residents to bring their favourite possessions to help personalise their room so they remain as much as possible with familiar surroundings. All of our rooms are a good size and have full ensuites attached.
Family and friends are always welcome to visit at anytime and we encourage them to participate in our activities programme.
For residents comfort and relaxation there are two private centrally situated courtyards with surrounding gardens and a BBQ area.

We currently have a lovely double room available overlooking the courtyard. With full ensuite facilities.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
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
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 26
Vacancy Yes
Room being refurbished Resthome and Hospital level provide the following services:Rest Home - Hospital - Palliative Care - Day Care - Respite Care - Carer SupportAll of our rooms are fully ensuited. As we have hospital residents as well as rest home residents, we have Registered Nursing cover 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Please contact either Lyn Purdon (Facility Manager),or Niby(Clinical Manager)
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 11 Mar 2022
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: 23 Jun 2022
Dear Mr Cree,

Recently our mother passed away at one of your facilities, St Helena's, in Christchurch. We feel it is important that we share some of our experiences of that time with you.

For some years Mum had suffered from dementia and had been in a secure rest home. As her dementia increased so did her aggression and unrest and eventually she needed a higher level of care. Unfortunately at that time such placements were hard to come by in Christchurch and we had no choice in the facility she was sent to.

From the outset we were very unhappy with her care and almost immediately her physical health took a downturn. We sought a new placement for her and were waiting for St Winifred's to open their new wing when she became very unwell. We knew Mum had reached her final days but we still felt that she was not getting the care she deserved and that we wanted for her.

We sought help from the manager at St Helena's and she was able to assist us in facilitating an urgent reassessment of Mum and her admission to St Helena's.

Mum was in pain and we were very stressed when she was admitted to St Helena's. Within a few short hours her pain and stress had been much relieved. The following day we all enjoyed some quality time with Mum who for a brief time was alert and lucid.

During the next few days and nights Mum and indeed our whole family received outstanding care and attention. It was impressive to watch the quite professional, but loving way our mother was cared for at all times.

We were greeted with good humour and smiles at any time of the day or night. There was always a ready offer of food or cups of tea or coffee and we were never made to feel we were in the way.

Most of all we were able to enjoy the priceless gift of a quiet few days with Mum and know she was no longer in pain. We are all so grateful for the incomparable care offered to us at this time. In the circumstances Thank You seems so inadequate.

In the last few years we have experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of aged care. The team at St Helena's offer the exceptional.

Please convey our heartfelt gratitude to them.

Yours sincerely
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Our experienced registered nurses are on duty 24 hours every day.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our health care assistants pride themselves on providing a high quality of care to our residents. All our staff receive ongoing education in elder care.
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist, Lucy, visits our facility every Tuesday morning.
Occupational Therapist Yes Referral to Canterbury District Health Board occupational therapist can be arranged if required.
Social Worker (on site) No We work closely with Canterbury District Health Board social workers.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our activities co-ordinator, Maxine, works Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. A variety of activities are available, including shopping trips and outings.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser, Jackie, visits fortnightly on a Monday morning.
Podiatrist Yes Our registered podiatrist, Rachael, visits on a 6 weekly basis.
Dietitian Yes We have a consultant dietitian who visits monthly or earlier if required.
Kaumatua Yes We have Kaumatua available as required for residents who would like to use their services.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have regular church services and communion conducted by local churches and can contact any chaplain or spiritual advisor of your choice.
Other Personnel Yes We have excellent GPs available to us, though you are most welcome to keep your own GP if this is agreeable to all parties. We utilise other available advisory services as and when required.
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Our registered nursing staff are experienced with oxygen management such as oxygen concentrators and nebulisers
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes This service is for those of any age
Wound Care Yes Our registered nursing staff are very experienced with wound care and work closely with the wound care team at Nurse Maude as required
Diabetic Care Yes Our registered nursing staff are very experienced with care of residents who suffer from diabetes and work closely with the Diabetes Centre as required.
Continence Advice Yes Our registered nursing staff are all very experienced at caring for residents who suffer incontinence and seek advice and assistance from continence advisor's when required.
Stomal Therapy No Our registered nurses are experienced in stomal care if assistance is required to provide optimal care, we will make a referral to the stomal therapists at Nurse Maude.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Our physiotherapist works closely with our registered nurses to provide residents with a monitored programme to assist them to regain strength and increase mobility.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes Our registered nursing staff are all highly experienced in infection control issues. We work closely with the CDHB Infection control team.
Surgical Followup Yes Our registered nursing staff are experienced with surgical follow-up requirements and work closely with outreach personnel as required.
Psychiatric Care No If this service is required, we will make a referral to the psychiatric team at Princess Margaret Hospital.
Clinical Management Yes Our clinical manager, Niby, is an experienced registered nurse with a wealth of nursing experience. She is an excellent resource for our registered nurses and an excellent advocate for our residents.
Updated: 28 Dec 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 We often care for residents who stay with us for a week or two while their partner or family take a break.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes We can provide accommodation on a private paying option as required
Booking can be made in advance Yes We can book weeks in advance or the day before, we will cater to your requirements to the best of our ability
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage our residents to personalise their rooms with their own belongings.
Single Rooms Yes All of our rooms are fully en suited. A 19" TV is available on request.
Ensuite Yes All of are rooms are fully en suited with their own shower, toilet and handbasin.
Alcohol Permitted Yes With supervision only. Happy hour weekly.
Pets In Residence Yes We have 2 cats by the names of Inky and Polly. Inky is jet black and Polly is a tabby. They are very good friends and enjoy snoozing in the Avenue lounge or wherever the sun is!
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes By pre-admission agreement only
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Our facility cordless phones can be used in your room or you can install your own phone at your own expense.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room has it's own wall heater which can be adjusted to your own comfort.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes We have residents at our facility who are under 65 years of age but require care due to a disability.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Adjoining the dining room we have a main lounge where most of our residents congregate for entertainment, activities and fellowship. If you want a quieter area there is a smaller lounge.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We are more than happy to accommodate day care residents while family members enjoy a much needed break or are at work.
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes In our smaller lounge there is a small kitchenette where you can make a cuppa and enjoy some quality time with your family. There is also a sofa bed if family wish to stay the night.
Residents Committee No We do not have a residents committee, but every 2 months we have a residents meeting to discuss any concerns you may have or changes you'd like to see implemented.
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting No We are one of only 2 facilities located within the 4 avenues.
Smoking Permitted Yes In designated smoking areas.
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Radius St Helenas Care Centre is situated on the edge of the "4 Avenues". A 5 minute walk to the Avon river. Within a 6-7 minute drive to the new Restart Mall and both The Palms and Eastgate malls. There is also the luxury of a "Café" right next door.
We provide rest home, hospital and palliative care.
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activities for children can be arranged.
Visits to Age Concern, RSA, Blind Foundation, Stroke Club.
Craft, cards, trips to the casino, weekly church services. Housie
Weekly musical entertainment. Piano available. Exercises,
Library- Fortnightly visits to Public Library, Big print books, movies/movie outings. Videos, Sky TV.
Newspaper reading daily, quizzes. Shopping daily if required, Outings twice weekly, birthday parties celebrated.
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please see the manager.
Staffing qualifications and details The staff at Radius St Helenas are caring and gentle people; all are trained in providing services to the elderly. There is a Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours per day. Our facility manager and our clinical manager are both registered nurses. Our staff bring many years of health care experience to the rest home. The majority of our caregiving staff have completed the Aged Care Education Programme and a number of staff are working towards the National Certificate in Support of the Elder Person. Our other employees, housekeepers, laundry, activities and kitchen staff, all receive regular education and training so that they can provide the best services possible.
Details about meals Meals are an important part of life at Radius St Helenas. Our meals are provided by ACE Catering. Our kitchen staff take pride in presenting tasty and attractive meals to our residents. All special therapeutic and cultural dietary needs are acknowledged and honoured. Morning and afternoon tea times are served daily. A four-week seasonal menu cycle is prepared by a dietitian.
Associated Complexes Radius Care is a New Zealand owned and operated company that specialises in delivering the very best levels of Rest Home and Private Hospital care for our elderly population and our young disabled who require special care.
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Croatian Yes Staff member
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes Staff member
Filipino Yes Staff member
Interpreter Yes Available as required
Malayalam Yes
Punjabi Yes
Samoan Yes Staff Member
Serbo-Croatian Yes Staff Member
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
(Other comments) Yes We facilitate our residents to maintain their cultural and religious affiliations.
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.25 Km Frequent bus services to city and Palms Mall
Shops 0.10 Km Near to all the downtown shops
Mall 3.50 Km Eastgate, Palms and South City
Parks 0.05 Km Avon River Walk. Hagley Park and Botanical Gardens 5 mins by car.
Library 1.50 Km Central City Library. Eastgate & Palms Library Service to St Helena
Updated: 28 Dec 2017
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 28 Dec 2017

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