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Woodlands of Feilding
Rest Home
77 Port Street East
Feilding 4702
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Steffy Thomas
Clinical Nurse Manager
Steffy Thomas - 063239607 ext 3
Admin Manager
Turia Simeon - 063239607 ext 3
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 23 May 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 55
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No - 0
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 24 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes A busy activities program is reviewed regularly to maintain interest.
Hairdresser Yes Hair dresser in our salon two days a week .
Podiatrist Yes Regular Podiatrist visits to our clinic.
Updated: 14 Mar 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 28 Sep 2011
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Personalising rooms is encouraged Woodlands staff will hang pictures and set up shelves for memorabilia etc. Some small items of personal furniture may be suitable.
Single Rooms Yes Extra large Single rooms all with ensuites/ shower. Fully furnished with 32 inch smart flat screen televisons. Telephone(local calls) and wifi available.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Some couples have set up one bedroom as a lounge and another with beds.
Ensuite Yes All rooms. At a cost of five dollars per day.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We do have happy hour. We can place the alcohol in a safe area if no cabinet is available.
Pets In Residence No We do have Canine Friends who visit the residents regularly.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Depending on the type of pet.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes All Resident rooms allow for a personal telephone with a business style exchange. Only the cost of toll calls are charged.
Wifi Yes Yes and Smart TVs
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Underfloor heating. very large opening windows
Lounges/seating areas Yes Lots of seating and areas available
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Outings Yes Regular coach excursions scheduled twice weekly (mystery destinations).
Whānau Room Yes If available
Māori Kaupapa Yes
Residents Committee Yes Resident meetings allow for democratic decisions on all issues effecting day by day life at Woodlands.
Newsletter Yes items of interest are made available on notice board
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Staff trained in the management of Challenging behavior are on every shift.
Confused Residents Yes We do cater for resident that may experience confusion.
Rural Setting Yes Semi Rural
Smoking Permitted Yes there is an outside seat available.
Semi-Secure Yes Very secure. Cameras operating on external doors and entranceway.
Updated: 26 Mar 2021
Special Features
Special Features

Woodlands provides Hospital care and Stage 11 care and is required to satisfy the licensing criteria as laid down by the Ministry of Health.

Woodlands contracts to provide care for residents who qualify for the appropriate subsidy. Care standards required authorities provide a benchmark for all rest homes.

Residents at Woodlands are assured of the highest possible standards of care and safety at all times


Woodlands first provided care in an elegant country style Rest Home situated in the Manawatu district and located on the Feilding residential - rural boundary.

From the entry on Sherwill St East an avenue driveway through century old trees leads to a woodland style garden of one and a half acres. This is sanctuary to an Edwardian Villa with an interesting history.

Once a well known family homestead in Wanganui, the house was relocated to its present site in 1975. The homestead was restored and became a family home again. In 1981 The homestead was converted to a licensed restaurant and became a popular venue for weddings and receptions. In 1991 The development of a rest home was planned and the adjoining building was added.

The villa with its high tin plate ceilings and spacious rooms provides a grand aura for lounges and dining rooms The new building has been designed with a style in sympathy towards the original villa and provides accommodation with optimum safety and comfort.

The atmosphere at Woodlands is exclusive, the residents respond to the environment with delight. The rest home is elegant, the surroundings are restful and peaceful. There is space and opportunity for privacy both indoors and out, and there are many areas for social time and recreation activities shared with others.

In May 2017 we opened our new facility - entrance 77 Port St East


Q. Does Woodlands have good access for aged and disabled?

A. Yes.

Q. Are smoke detectors installed ?

A. Yes. Smoke detectors are installed in all bedrooms and associated hallways. These smoke detectors are connected to fire alarms and monitored by an automatic system that communicates to the fire service.

Q. Can residents have TV in their own room ?

A. Yes. All areas of the buildings are cabled for TV and sky (residents Cost) reception. Woodlands provides personal TV's in resident rooms.

Q. What about electric blankets ?

A. These have to be checked and tagged by an electrician every year at residents cost. We will not wash these.

Q. May residents use their own electric appliance such as fans, etc. These must have the prior approval of the manager and have a electrical check each year (residents cost)

A. Generally no. For safety reasons personal appliances must comply with special rules There may be some exceptions. These must have the prior approval of the manager and have a electrical check each year (residents cost)

Q, Do Residents have to buy their own toiletries ?

A. Yes. We can provide these but there will be a cost to the resident.

Q. Is it necessary for residents to have cash or a cheque book ?

A. No. Woodlands operates a resident cheque account individual expenses such as hairdresser or similar. This is properly accounted for in a separate cash book. Separate resident deposits and payments are recorded. We prefer this system.

Q. Are residents personal property items covered by insurance for loss?

No. It has not been possible to arrange cover for residents personal property. We recommend that risks be minimised, and the retention of expensive or valuable small items of jewellery is discouraged.

Q. What is the extent of Woodlands' laundry service ?

A. Almost all residents clothing is laundered in house. Exceptions apply to dry cleaning or special care. Generally, expensive or delicate wool garments or similar should be cared for by family members. Dry cleaning expense is not covered by fees charged.

Q. How do residents get to specialists or to hospital for outpatient visits ?

A. Generally this is family responsibility. Woodlands will arrange transport if family
are unable there will be a cost for this.

Q. Is there any charge for transport to specialists or hospital visits ?

A. Usually, Woodlands is able to coordinate such visits with other routines using our own vehicles, and there is no charge. Special arrangements using St Johns Ambulance or similar service, may incur a separate charge.

Q, Are visiting hours controlled ?

A. No. Visitors may call at any reasonable time. Regular continuing contact with family and friends is encouraged.

Q. Is this all there is to know about Woodlands ?

A. No This is only introductory information and very brief. There is a lot more to us than we can say here. The best advice we can give is. Invest some time in talking to our residents. Stay a while and see for yourself.
Updated: 26 Mar 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
A busy activities program is reviewed regularly to maintain interest.

Please note that the following are also available:

Outgoing postal delivery on all business days, Discounted local Taxi service to town, Transport to local church services and most denominations visit, Library service extended from Feilding
Library with large print books, facsimile available for resident correspondence, Photo enlargement of correspondence for sight impaired residents,
Ellevated garden plots for residents to enjoy, Residents may manage their own garden, All resident rooms have access to verandah's or balconies via private outside doors.
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Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Private paying residents must pay own doctor and medical charges. Subsidised residents have these charges met from contracted fees. Podiatrist and other specialist fees are not paid by Woodlands in either case. For further details please see the Manager.
Staffing qualifications and details Our own staff are skilled, experierced, and responsible for maintaining the comfort of Woodlands residents 24 Hrs per day. Residents may retain their own doctor when residing at Woodlands. Local Folding practitioners maintain an excellent after hour emergency service. Our selected pharmacy caters especially to the needs of our residents and provides service at all hours.
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Location Distance Details
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