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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd

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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd
Rest Home
Calvary Hospital
215 Centre Street
Invercargill 9812
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Southland)
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Margaret Brown - 03 2168099
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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
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 29
Vacancy No
Bed booked for respite
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day up to $12.00/day as at 27 Jan 2021
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Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 16 Aug 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes During the week we have the Clinical Coordinator and Manager who work with the RN to oversee Residential. The Hospital has a Registered Nurse on duty at all times and is available for this area out of normal working hours.
Nurse Practitioner No We have access to a NP via Southland Hospital, should a referral be required.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Enrolled Nurses and Caregivers provide care to Residents relating to 'Activities of Daily Living' under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes As above
Physiotherapist Yes We have a Physio who visits the Hospital twice a week but is available for advice in Residential. There are 2 Physio Aides during the week, who continue with a regular passive programme. We have an ACC accredited exercise programme which is well received.
Diversional Therapist No Our Acitivities Coordinator is working towards Level 4 Certificate in DT.
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, with 2 on a Thursday, to provide a service to Residents and Patients.
Podiatrist Yes The Registered Podiatrist offers a fortnightly 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 Residents dietary requirements as requested by Nursing staff. She supervises any special diets and plans menus which are balanced and nutritious.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor 25 Yes We have a chapel where daily mass is offered 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: 9 Nov 2020
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Registered and Enrolled staff support and manage oxygen therapy via oxygen concentrators, as long as the client meets the criteria set out by the local DHB.
Palliative Care (Contracted) 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.
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 Advice Yes We have access to the DHB specialist, EBOS Continence Advisors and our own in-house advisor.
Stomal Therapy Yes The Stomal Therapist from the local DHB visits any Resident with an Ostomy appliance and offers ongoing support and advice as necessary.
Infection Control Yes We have our Infection Control Specialist who has extensive knowledge in Infection Control, and we have access to advice from the Infection Control Nurses at our local DHB.
Clinical Management 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: 9 Nov 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 All patients coming for Respite Care need approved through the NASC team at SDHB, who will liaise with us. Their medications need blister packed, (arranged with their Pharmacist), and a Covid 19 screening form completed within 48 hours prior to admission (arranged with their GP Nurse).
Carer Support Yes Remember to bring your signed form with you. All patients coming for Carer support need their medications blister packed, (arranged with their Pharmacist), and a Covid 19 screening form completed within 48 hours prior to admission (arranged with their GP Nurse).
Subsidised Yes All patients coming need their medications blister packed, (arranged with their Pharmacist), and a Covid 19 screening form completed within 48 hours prior to admission (arranged with their GP Nurse).
Private Paying Yes All patients need their medications blister packed, (arranged with their Pharmacist), and a Covid 19 screening form completed within 48 hours prior to admission (arranged with their GP Nurse).
Booking can be made in advance Yes It is best to book ahead.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Limited, and needs to be discussed with staff first.
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Negotiated with Manager
Ensuite Yes We have limited rooms with ensuites.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a Shitzu named Jack who comes to work with the Manager. He brings comfort to many patients and enjoyment to staff. We also have a fluffy cat named Henry who spreads himself around the complex once Jack goes home.
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
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Limited. Discuss with Manager.
Outings Yes The Activities Coordinator organises regular van outings.
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 newsletter which is 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 Residents with cognitive impairment, but we are not a secure unit.
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. Ask staff to show you where this is. Calvary is Smoke-free to staff and visitors.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Special Features
Special Features
We have Sky available in all rooms. Residents need to provide a TV, and we have wall brackets. Residents need to bring their own decoder.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Interests & Activities
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: 9 Nov 2020
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Our Educator supports staff to achieve their Healthcare Assistants Levels 3 and 4 qualifications via Careerforce.
Details about meals We have a Buffet breakfast where Residents can be independent, but have supervision from staff.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter Yes We have access to Interpreters.
Other Information Yes Translation is now available via cellphone apps.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
(Other comments) Yes We are an Interdenominational facility.
Updated: 9 Nov 2020
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km It is a 5 minute walk to catch a bus into town. Taxis and Driving Miss Daisy are also available.
Shops 4.00 Km Our residents can be taken to the shops by their families or, if available, by our Pastoral Carer.
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: 9 Nov 2020
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Care Association New Zealand Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We are accredited to the Healthcare Providers NZ and HCCAP Food Service.
Care Association New Zealand New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 9 Nov 2020

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