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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd
Rest Home Care
Calvary Hospital
215 Centre Street
Invercargill 9812
Postal Address
Same as above
Southern (Southland)
(03) 216 8099
(03) 216 9019
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Margaret Brown - 03 2168099
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Restrictions - critical visitors only
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: 23 Sep 2019
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 31
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 22 Sep 2020
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes During the week we have the Clinical Coordinator and Manager who both 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 also have 2 Physio Aides during the week, who continue with a regular passive programme. We have an ACC accredited exercise programme which is well received.
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: 23 Sep 2019
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
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.
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 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.
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: 23 Sep 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We take advanced bookings. We have vacancies.
Carer Support Yes Book ahead and 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 Sep 2019
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 cute cat named Henry who spreads himself around the complex! We also have a dog named Jack who joined us recently and brings comfort to many patients and enjoyment to staff.
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
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Limited.
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 mildly confused Residents, but are not a specialised Dementia Unit and therefore 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. Calvary is Smoke-free to staff and visitors.
Updated: 23 Sep 2019
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: 23 Sep 2019
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 Sep 2019
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals We have a Buffet breakfast where Residents can be independent, but have supervision from staff.
Updated: 23 Sep 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Interpreter Yes We have access to Interpreters.
Updated: 23 Sep 2019
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
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: 23 Sep 2019
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 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: 23 Sep 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes We are accredited to the Healthcare Providers NZ and HCCAP Food Service.
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 23 Sep 2019

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