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Cunliffe House
Rest Home
7 Cunliffe Road
Christchurch 8051
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Trisha and Steve Hanson - (03) 3238702
Trisha and Steve Hanson - (03) 3238702
Mr S Hanson
Mrs P Hanson
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Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 22
Vacancy Yes
We currently have one double shared room with a male
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 24 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes On call 24 hours a day
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable As required
Occupational Therapist Negotiable As required
Activities Co-ordinator Yes The home engages an Activities Co-ordinator who organises a range of activities to meet the differing capabilities of our residents, with everyone being encouraged but not obliged to participate.
Hairdresser Yes Vists first Saturday of every Month
Podiatrist Yes Regular visits or on request
Dietitian Yes Menus reviewed on a regular basis
Other Personnel Yes Co-owner Steve is often on site to assist in tasks
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes Registered nurse available for this
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
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
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage residents to furnish their rooms topersonal liking
Single Rooms Yes We have a varity of single rooms that are individually decorated in warm colours
Shared Rooms Yes These are very large and suited to couples or friends who wish to share
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have several very large sunny rooms that are ideal for couples
Ensuite Yes Some of our rooms are equiped with ensuite toliets
Alcohol Permitted Yes As alcohol can interact with some medications adversely, it is advised that only limited amounts of alcohol are consumed. Alcohol may also be provided on special occasions. Happy Hour is held every Friday at 4.00pm. This is a good opportunity to socalise
Pets In Residence Yes Yes we have a large black cat named Petal, a bird aviery and a fish pond
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Pets by negotiation
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At residents cost
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All rooms have there own thermostat
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have two large lounges that are tastefully decorated and are well position to take full advantage of the sun and outside views. We have several lovely sitting areas within our large garden and a lovely shelted verandah.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes We have our own minibus which we use for resident outings on Monday and Friday afternoons. We visit all places of interest and welcome requests.
Residents Committee Yes The committee meets on a regular basis and is chaired by the Activities Coordinator
Newsletter Yes This is sent to residents, resident's families, staff, and service providers
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes We are right on the boundary of a rural setting but are still very close to the central city.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted on our verandah.
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Situated in a tranquil garden setting at 7 Cunliffe Road in Redwood/Belfast, residents enjoy a picturesque garden featuring a bird aviary,fish pond and sunny courtyards and veranda. Cunliffe House is well situated to service the direct area as well as North Canterbury.
We pride ourselves on being 100% owner operated facility. Comprising of 23 beds, we are smaller sized rest home that allows residents to be treated as individuals in a friendly family style environment. The rest home is set in a grand old home which retains the character while offering the benefits of modern day living.
Our aim is to ensure residents receive the best possible care by qualified and experienced staff, ensuring their individual needs and well being are met in a safe environment.
Although each bedroom is fully furnished, we encourage our residents to bring articles and furniture of their choice that will enable them to feel at home.
All rooms are equipped with a call bell to ensure assistance is accessible at all times and fully automated fire sprinkler system.
Our two lounges look out onto garden areas. Outdoor seating is situated in these garden courtyards and on the verandah, for your enjoyment.
Heating to resident’s rooms is individually thermostatically controlled to allow for individual preference.
We offer a variety of rooms and can cater for couples.
Décor and Environment:
The decor is tasteful with neutral tonings and full carpeting. We are a smoke-free environment throughout the main part of the facility. An area is available on the verandah for those who wish to smoke. As well as the outdoor sitting areas, there is a bird aviary and fish pond in the garden area for your enjoyment.
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
The home engages an Activities Co-ordinator who organises a range of activities to meet the differing capabilities of our residents, with everyone being encouraged but not obliged to participate.
Activities are of great importance in promoting socialisation, mental and physical stimulation, and encouraging a general sense of vitality.
Communication is encouraged through the increased stimulation of outside activities and a supportive atmosphere is developed increasing residents confidence and independence. Visitors are encouraged to assist with these activities where they feel comfortable doing so.
Some of the regular activities are:
• Hand Crafts – painting, flower arranging, card making.
• Trips in the Van twice weekly
• Local Belfast friendly Club
• Picnics
• Casino
• Board games
• Quizzes
• Exercises
• Newspaper readings
• Musical entertainment
• Happy hour
We are always open to suggestions.
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Available on request.
Staffing qualifications and details We have wonderful team that care for all our residents in a caring and loving manner. All of staff are suitably experienced and qualified in their area of responsibility
Details about meals Breakfast: Served between 7- 45 to 8.30am either in resident’s bedrooms or dining room as desired. Morning Tea: Served at 10-00am in the main lounge, dining room / bedrooms / outside. Lunch: Served at 12.00pm in the dining room. This is the main meal of the day followed by dessert. Afternoon Tea: Served at 2.45pm in the dining room. Tea: Served at 5.00pm in the dining room consisting of a soup followed by a savoury dish and fresh fruit. Supper: Served at 7.30pm in the lounges, dining room or bedrooms. Food and refreshments are available outside these times by request. A wide variety of home cooked meals and delicious home baking is enjoyed by residents, (and family by arrangement), with special dietary needs being catered for. We believe in providing as much homemade and home grown foods as possible including homemade preserves. The menu is adjusted on a seasonal basis taking advantage of in-season fruit and vegetables. We welcome your ideas in relation to meal content.
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes All denominations are catered for through monthly church services provided on the premises on Thursdays. Residents are assisted to attend Church services in the community at their request.
Inter denominational Yes
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.02 Km Bus stop available at the end of the street.
Shops 0.04 Km Dairy, hairdresser, bakery, take aways and service station.
Mall 1.00 Km Northwood mega centre
Parks 0.50 Km Styx Mill reserve is close by and a lovely place for a stroll.
Library 1.00 Km Redwood Public Library. We also have a collection of books from the library that are changed regularly.
Updated: 16 Aug 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 16 Aug 2018

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