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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd

At a glance
Vacancy
No
Name
Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd
Category
Rest Home
Address
Calvary Hospital
215 Centre Street
Heidelberg
Invercargill 9812
Postal Address
Same as above
Region
Southern (Southland)
Phone
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Fax
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Email
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Personnel
Manager
Margaret Brown - 03 2168099
Other services
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Visitors as usual (but not if you're unwell or recently returned from overseas)
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.

We are building The Hawthorndale Care Village and we look forward to moving everyone there early to mid 2025. We are excited at the whole concept of changing the way we nurse people. Join our facebook page to follow the progress.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 12 Oct 2022

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 26
Vacancy No
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $10.00/day as at 15 Jul 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No

Updated: 23 Jul 2024

Personnel
Personnel
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 Nurse Practitioners but don't directly employ any.
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 No We are unable to contract any Physios at this stage due to the shortage of same. We do employ 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 Yes
Hairdresser Yes The Hairdresser is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays, to provide a service to Residents and Patients.
Podiatrist Yes A 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 contracted registered Dietitian who is in contact with Nurses on a monthly basis. She monitors Residents monthly weights and assesses their dietary requirements, as requested by Nursing staff. She supervises any special diets and plans menus which are balanced and nutritious.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have 2 Pastoral Carers and 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 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 and do ask that clothing is named prior to admission.

Updated: 23 Apr 2024

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 We have trained staff who can give quality nursing care to any Resident as they cope with the end stages of life, and we liaise with the Hospice team as necessary.
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes As above
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes Our Registered Nurses work with the local DHB District Nurses and IV Nurse Specialist to provide this service.
Dialysis No Not in Residential.
Wound Care Yes We provide excellent wound care under the guidance of the Clinical Co-ordinator, with the ability to access wound advice from the local DHB Wound Nurse Specialist.
Diabetic Care Yes 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.
ACC Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes We have our Infection Control Nurse Specialist who has extensive knowledge in Infection Control, and we have access to advice from the Infection Control Nurses at our local DHB if required.
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. She deputises for the Manager in her absence.

Updated: 23 Apr 2024

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 prior to admission), and we arrange for their medications to be charted by their GP, on our Medication system so they can be legally administered.
Carer Support Yes All patients coming for Carer support need their medications blister packed, (arranged with their Pharmacist prior to admission), and we arrange for their medications to be charted by their GP, on our Medication system so they can be legally administered. There is a top up payment for this level of support- please enquire. Remember to bring your signed form with you.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes It is best to book ahead.

Updated: 23 Apr 2024

Features
Features
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
Connecting Rooms Yes Negotiated with Manager
Ensuite Yes We have limited rooms with ensuites. There may be a charge for these.
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 and visitors.
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 No No structured programme available
Outings Yes The Diversional Therapist 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 facility.
Rural Setting No We are set upon one of the few hills in Invercargill with a beautiful outlook to the Takitimu ranges.
Smoking Permitted Yes There is a designated outside area for Resident smokers. Ask staff to show you where this is. Calvary grounds are Smoke-free to staff and visitors.

Updated: 23 Apr 2024

Special Features
Special Features
We have Sky available in all rooms. We have limited TV's available but we have wall brackets. Residents need to bring their own decoder.

Updated: 23 Apr 2024

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: 23 Apr 2024

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.
Visitor information Visitors are asked to come through main Reception and sign in. If there is an outbreak of any kind, you will be provided with an update on arrival and asked to wear a mask. Masks are provided. If you are mask exempt at these times, you may not be permitted to visit.

Updated: 23 Apr 2024

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes We have access to Interpreters, and now there are translations available on cellphones.
Māori - Te Reo Yes We have access to Interpreters
Portugesse Yes We do have a staff member who speaks Portuguese and could translate.
Other Information Yes Translation is now available via cellphone apps.

Updated: 23 Apr 2024

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: 23 Apr 2024

Distances
Distances
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 or DT
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 its beauty.
Library We have our own supply of books which Residents may borrow. A Library representative can visit and swap books.

Updated: 23 Apr 2024

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes Our Educator supports staff to achieve their Healthcare Assistants Levels 3 and 4 qualifications via Careerforce.
Care Association New Zealand Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes We are accredited to the Healthcare Providers NZ and HCCAP Food Service.
Police checked Yes Our staff are all Police checked.
Registered Dentist Yes We have the Mobile Dental Unit, from Dunedin, visiting a few times a year. Residents can be assessed for free, then charged for any follow-up treatment.
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Care Association New Zealand Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 23 Apr 2024


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