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St Johns Hill Lifecare
Rest Home
2 Virginia Road
Saint Johns Hill
Whanganui 4500
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Sue Walker - 021 166 1468
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When it comes to everyday life, St Johns Hill makes it easy with Rest Home, Hospital, Day Programme, Respite, Intermediate and Palliative Care. The well-appointed rooms overlook the Whanganui River and surrounding countryside and come complete with a nurse call system and WiFi.

Part of the close-knit town of Whanganui, St Johns Hill is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, just a short drive from the town centre, where you’ll find all the essentials, including a pharmacy and library.

We offer everything from physiotherapy to podiatry and hairdressing. We have a range of recreational activities including happy hour and board games. Our Care Home van is also always on hand for outings.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 25 Aug 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 31
Vacancy Yes
We welcome enquiries, you are invited to view our facility any time between 9.00am and 4.30pm daily
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $17.00/day up to $25.00/day as at 18 May 2022
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: 23 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes Experienced Registered Nurse on site 24 hrs. a day 7 days a week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All caregivers have completed or currently completing their Career force Certificate in Health and Wellbeing.
Physiotherapist Yes Visits once a fortnight
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Divisional Therapist five days a week
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Seven days a week
Hairdresser Yes Visits once a week in our Salon.
Podiatrist Yes A Podiatrist visits every six weeks
Dietitian Negotiable
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular church services are held in our beautiful Chapel.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 25 Aug 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes All our R/Ns are qualified in oxygen management for our residents that require oxygen and work under the guidance of the GP.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide End of Life/Palliative Jo our Clinical Nurse leader works in conjunction with other health professionals experienced in this field.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Updated: 25 Aug 2020
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
Other Short Stay Programme Yes We provide day care programme
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes Please discuss this with Sue, our Facility Manager
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 25 Aug 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Every room is fully furnished, if you would like to bring extra furniture in please discuss this with Sue
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single with ensuite.There is a call bell beside the bed and in the ensuite.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have double rooms to accommodate couples.
Connecting Rooms Yes Yes we have connecting rooms with ensuite between the rooms.
Ensuite Yes Most rooms have there own ensuite with toilet shower and hand basin.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have residents happy hour every week. We have a social hour each day at four thirty for residents and sherry is provided.
Pets In Residence Yes We do have two residing cats in the facility.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Please discuss this with Sue, our Facility Manager
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents are able to have private phones in there rooms.
Wifi Yes Wifi is available for residents.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All our rooms are heated by radiators.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Please feel free to contact Sue Walker the Facility manager to discuss your specific requirements.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a large lounge available to our residents with panoramic views that overlook the river and city. We have a small private library for residents use with seating.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes As above
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide End of life/Palliative care Jo our clinical leader is very experienced in Palliative care.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We offer day care to residents please fell free to contact Sue for further information.
Outings Yes We provide outings for residents each week and have staff that will assist residents getting in and out of the van. Our van is equipped with a hoist for transfer of wheelchairs on to the van.
Whanau Room Yes We have a whanau room available for family and relatives to use.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Please discuss with Sue, our Facility Manager
Residents Committee No We hold meetings for residents every two months. We invite all residents to these meetings.
Family Committee No We hold meetings for relatives every three months. We invite all relatives to these meetings.
Newsletter Yes News letter is quarterly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please discuss with Jo our Clinical Nurse Leader.
Confused Residents Yes As above
Rural Setting Yes The views from this facility are beautiful and overlook the Wanganui river and surrounding countryside.
Smoking Permitted Yes Please discuss with management
Updated: 25 Aug 2020
Special Features
Special Features
We overlook the Wanganui River and have Panoramic views off the city and the surrounding countryside.
Large accessible tranquil gardens and orchard for resident and family members to enjoy.
Updated: 25 Aug 2020
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We provide an activity programme seven days a week for residents included in the program is Entertainment and Entertainers, Happy Hour, Exercises, Church Services, Canine Therapy, Housie, Van outings, Big Books, Daily Newspaper Reading, Cooking, Board Games, Quizzes, Men's Group.
Updated: 2 May 2022
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Please contact management for details.
Staffing qualifications and details We have Registered Nurses on site 24hrs a day. All our care staff are trained with Career force for Certificate in Health and Wellbeing.
Details about meals All our meals are cooked on the premises.Our menus are devised and reviewed by a dietician. Our main meal is served at midday with a lighter meal in the evening. We have a winter and summer menu and endeavor to meet the individuals preferences and medically required dietary needs.
Updated: 25 Aug 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Filipino No We have Filipino staff that are able to speak the Filipino language if required.
Interpreter No We will arrange an Interpreter if a resident requires this service.
Updated: 25 Aug 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes Church Services are held weekly in our Chapel and all are welcomed to attend.
(Other comments) Yes
Updated: 25 Aug 2020
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.20 Km Public transport is within walking distance.
Shops 0.51 Km St Johns Hill shopping centre is within walking distance of the Facility.
Mall Mail can be left daily at front reception for posting.
Parks 0.50 Km Virginia Lake and the Winter Gardens are within walking distance of the Facility.
Library 2.80 Km We have a visiting library that bring large print books for residents to read.The main library is 2.8kms away.
Updated: 25 Aug 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 25 Aug 2020

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