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Home of St Barnabas Trust - Teal Wing and Pywell Wing

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Home of St Barnabas Trust
Rest Home
12 Ings Ave
St Clair
Dunedin 9012
Postal Address
12 Ings Avenue
Saint Clair
Dunedin 9012
Southern (Otago)
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Shirley Hennessy - (03) 455 8298 Etx. 3
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We promise to:
Provide the best possible care based on established standards.
Always include the resident and/or family in treatment decisions.
Respect and respond to each individual’s cultural and personal choice and lifestyle decisions remain up to date in current trends in care.
Ensure al members of our team maintain a collaborative approach to care.
Be clearly accountable for our practices through the quality improvement process.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Detail Status
Contract with Te Whatu Ora Yes
Certification Yes
ORA Applies No

Updated: 8 Apr 2013

Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 41
Vacancy Yes
We do have a vacancy for short or long term care at present.
Impending vacancy Yes
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms from $8.00/day up to $15.00/day as at 07 Feb 2024
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire

Updated: 13 Jun 2024

Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes We provide 24 hour RN cover to ensure quality care. Our RN/ Care Managers job share over five days per week and provide a seven day a week 24 hour on call RN cover. Our Manager Shirley Hennessy is also a registered nurse.
Diversional Therapist Yes We provide a varied activites programme, joint activities with other rest homes, bowls, housie, xbox connect exercises and Tai chi.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes Our Hairdresser Pat normally visits each Thursday morning.
Podiatrist Yes Six weekly by appointment. Other times as required.
Dietitian Yes All our home cooked meals are made on site in our commercial kitchen and our menus are auditored by an independent dietitan. We have achieved an 'A' grade certification from the DCC under the new Food Safety Act
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have our own private chapel and weekly services are available to everyone. Other services and times by arrangement.
Other Personnel Yes Our House Doctor holds weekly clinics

Updated: 5 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 We have a Respite Care Service Agreement and provide this when there are available beds. See current vacancy report re availability
Carer Support Yes We provide Carer Support short stay when there are available beds. See current vacancy report re availability.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes Please telephone to discuss this option.
Booking can be made in advance Yes We will endeavour to accomodate advance booking requests however this is dependent on the bed status requirement for permanent placements at the time. Please telephone to discuss your requirement.

Updated: 20 Mar 2013

Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes One sunny double room available
Ensuite Yes There are 12 ensuite rooms available upstairs in the Teal Wing. Ten of these rooms have shared ensuites. Downstairs we have 2 ensuite rooms. Rooms without ensuites are very close to a communal toilet/bathroom.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Happy hour is held on a Friday in the day room between 3.30 and 4.30pm
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes Our blue room is a more formal lounge area, a wonderful room for entertaining family and friends. There are a number of seating areas around the home both inside and out with views of the garden.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We endeavor to provide the best care possible to those at the end of their life.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We can provide individual day care by request.
Outings Yes Our new van makes residents outings a pleasure for weekly outings or shopping trips, afternoon tea, or fish N chips at the beach.
Residents Committee Yes Residents meetings are held regularly and everyone is welcome to attend.
Newsletter Yes At times we do circlated a residents newsletter especially at Christmas with so many events and functions taking place.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes We have policies in place for challenging behaviour and consult with health professionals if/ when needed.
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting No St. Barnabas is set in one of the best streets in St. Clair with established gardens of trees and rhododendrons. There is a number of seating areas and we are only a short walk to the beach.
Smoking Permitted Yes We have a smoking and vaping policy for both staff and residents.

Updated: 16 Sep 2022

Special Features
Special Features
Meals On Wheels

We provide and Meals on Wheels Service, Monday to Saturday with homestyle cooked meals delivered to you at home by our friendly drivers.

Our meals are cooked on site, fresh each day and delivered to you hot ready to eat.

For more information or a current menu please telephone (03) 4558298 ext. 1 or email meals@stbarnabasdun.org.nz

Updated: 11 Aug 2020

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We ofter a range of activities with regular van outings, a BBQ donated by a staff member is available. Regular concerts and entertainers provide relaxion and enjoyment. We have a collection of cards for sale, a library of big print books and board games, Breakfast is delivered to resdients in bed, Bowls both here and at other homes, WE have lovely grounds and gardens with outdoor seating, Housie on a Friday for those interested an happy hour.

Updated: 2 Jun 2011

Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details We have a very caring team of 55 staff who attend comprehensive in service training. All staff hold a CPR certificate.
Details about meals All our delicious homestyle meals are cooked on the premises. We also cater for functions both onsite and in the community.

Updated: 18 May 2011

Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes

Updated: 20 May 2010

Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes We are an Anglican home the original home was purchased by the Dunedin Diocese in 1956 from Judge Adams. Funds for the property were largely by way of bequests and donations.

Updated: 20 Jul 2012

Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km Easy flat walk to bus stop. Buses run every 20 minutes
Shops 0.10 Km Hairdresser, Butcher, Post Office, Fish & Chip Shop, Vet. 4 Square shop. St. Clair Esplanade and beach is 500m away, flat easy walk and has 2 hairdressers a cafe' and restaurant. The hot salt water pool is a further 100m walk.
Parks 0.10 Km Beach and small park with cafe' 500m, flat walking.
Library Library onsite, talking and large print books available.

Updated: 2 Jun 2011

Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)

Updated: 20 Jul 2012

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