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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd

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Vacancy
No
Name
Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
215 Centre St
Newfield
Invercargill
Invercargill 9812
DHB
Southern (Southland)
Phone
(03) 216 8099
Fax
(03) 216 9019
Email
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Personnel
Manager
Margaret Brown - 03 2168099
Other services
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Description
Our Rest Home and Hospital was formerly run by the Little Company of Mary, but is now governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Our role is to provide a centre of excellence in health care for the aged, the sick and the dying, without regard to religious affiliation.
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care30
Long term vacancyNo
Short term vacancyNo
We have Respite Care vacancies available- please phone to enquire
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 24 Feb 2017
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner No We have access to a NP via Southland Hospital, should a referral be required.
Registered Nurse Yes We have a Residential Coordinator who is an experienced Registered Nurse and works Monday to Friday. After hours, the Hospital has a Registered Nurse on duty who is available for this area.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Enrolled Nurses and Caregivers provide care to Residents relating to 'Activities of Daily Living' under the supervision of the Residential Coordinator or Registered Nurse.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes As above
Physiotherapist Yes We employ a Physio who works part time and a Physio Aide who works Monday to Friday and continues with a regular passive programme.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have an Activities Co ordinator who plans a varied programme for Residents to meet their individual needs.
Hairdresser Yes The Hairdresser is available every Wednesday and Thursday to provide a service to Residents and Patients.
Podiatrist Yes The Registered Podiatrist offers a monthly service to ensure good foot care. Residents with diabetes are seen on a regular basis.
Dietitian Yes We have a registered Dietitian who visits monthly. She assesses all new Residents dietary requirements and reviews their needs as requested by Nursing staff. She supervises any special diets and plans menus which are balanced and nutritional.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor 25 Yes We have a chapel where daily mass is offered Monday to Saturday at 11am. Interdenominational services are also offered. Informal combined prayer groups meet, or people can sit quietly alone with their thoughts.
Other Personnel 40 Yes Administration staff welcome you into Calvary and provide clerical, administrative support and financial services. The Kitchen, Laundry and Cleaning staff make sure the complex is well serviced. We provide a light mending service.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes We have trained staff who can give quality nursing care to any Resident as they cope with the end stages of life.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Our Registered Nurses work with the local DHB District Nurses and IV Nurse Specialist to provide this service.
Oxygen Management Yes Registered and Enrolled staff support and manage oxygen therapy as long as the client meets the criteria set out by the local DHB.
Wound Care No We are pro active with Enrolled Nurses providing excellent wound care under the guidance of the Clinical Co-ordinator, with the ability to access wound specialist advice from the local DHB.
Diabetic Care No We provide support to our clients with diabetic needs, and have access to the Diabetes Nurse Specialists at the local DHB.
Continence Advisor Yes We have access to the DHB specialist and our own in-house advisor.
Infection Control Yes We have a Registered Nurse who has extensive knowledge in Infection Control, and we have access to advice from the Infection Control Nurses at our local DHB.
Stomal Therapist Yes The Stomal Therapist from the local DHB visits any Resident with an Ostomy appliance and offers ongoing support and advice as necessary.
Gerontological Care Yes We have access to Gerontology advice at our local DHB.
Clinical Manager Yes Our Clinical Co-ordinator works closely with the Manager to oversee the running of Calvary. She has an extensive back ground in aged care, particularly in Rehabilitation. She deputises for the Manager in her absence.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We are taking bookings for 2017. We have vacancies.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes
Advance bookings taken Yes It is best to book ahead.
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes Limited.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Other End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes Negotiated with Manager
Ensuite Yes We have limited rooms with ensuites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Limited, and needs to be discussed with staff first.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a cute cat named Henry who spreads himself around the complex!
Phone Access In Own Room Yes We have a phone number attached to each room. You cannot transfer your current home number. Our line charge is very cheap and you pay for outgoing calls.
Wifi Yes Wifi may be purchased through the administration office on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee No Residents can voice their concerns or offer their thoughts at the regular Residents Meetings. Family members are welcome to attend these meetings.
Newsletter Yes Calvary issues a quarterly newsletter. This is also posted/e-mailed to the N.O.K if contact details are provided in Clinical Files.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes We do cater for mildly confused Residents, but are not a specialised Dementia Unit and therefore not a secure unit.
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes The Activities Coordinator organises regular van outings.
Rural Setting Yes We are set upon one of the few hills in Invercargill with a beautiful outlook to the Takitimu ranges.
Smoking Permitted No There is a designated outside area for Resident smokers. Calvary is Smoke-free to staff and visitors.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes We are currently certified for 3 years.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Special Features
We have Sky available in all rooms. Residents need to provide a TV, preferably no larger than a 32",and a Decoder.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Interests & Activities
We have a monthly Activities planner which includes entertainment and outings. We encourage this for socialisation, however we respect Residents wishes for quiet time.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Additional Information
TopicDetails
Details re Meals We have a Buffet breakfast where Residents can be independent, but have supervision from staff.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Interpreter Yes We have access to Interpreters.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes We are an Interdenominational facility.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.00 km It is a 5 minute walk to catch a bus into town. Taxis are also available.
Shops 4.00 km Our residents can be taken to the shops by their families or, if available, by a care giver.
Mall 0.00 km
Parks 5.00 km We are fortunate to have access to Queens Park, a well groomed and beautiful park, renowned for it's beauty.
Library   We have our own supply of books which Residents may borrow.
Updated: 15 Dec 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association Yes We are accredited to the Healthcare Providers NZ and HCCAP Food Service.
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association
Updated: 15 Dec 2016

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