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St Catherine's
Rest Home
9 New Street
Saint Marys Bay
Auckland 1011
Postal Address
PO Box 47025
Ponsonby 1144
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Sandra Hunt - (09) 376 3147
The Sisters of Mercy Auckland Charities Ltd - (09) 360 8009

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Services provided at St Catherines Rest Home reflect the Catholic health care philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy which promotes the dignity, uniqueness and worth of each individual. All those who participate in the life of St Catherine's strive to honour its mission and values. This committment includes giving due regard to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and ensuring the provision of culturally appropriate services.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 Feb 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 15
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
Short stay considered Yes
Premium Accommodation Charges No
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Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 24 May 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 80 Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable As required
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser 4 Yes
Podiatrist Yes Once every 6 weeks
Dietitian Yes When required
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor 16 Yes
Other Personnel 20 Yes Pastoral Care Leader
Updated: Unknown
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Wound Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: Unknown
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Single Rooms Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Can be provided
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes
Outings Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: Unknown
Special Features
Special Features
St Catherine's Rest Home is owned by the Sisters of Mercy Auckland. It is located next to St Mary's College and St Mary's Convent. It offers quality long term care to older adults. St Catherine's Residents include Sisters of Mercy, Sisters from other Religious Congregations and other retired women who welcome the peaceful and prayerful lifestyle offered in this Home.
Updated: Unknown
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme.The weekly activities programme is designed to cater for the mental,physical, social and spiritual well-being of all the Residents. Examples of the activities offered are quizzes, games, Tai Chi, outings, housie, and spiritual retreats.

Advocate. We recommend Residents to have an independent advocate. Age Concern will provide an advocacy service tel no 623 0184
or the Health Advocates Trust tel no 623 5799.

Chapel. We have a chapel and prayer room on site and residents are welcome to attend Mass which is celebrated twice each day (except Sundays where it is offered once).

Chaplain. We have on site a chaplain, and pastoral care worker. There are regular opportunities to participate in other prayer times and sacraments.

Hairdresser. A trained hairdresser comes every two weeks on Tuesdays. Transport is provided to take Residents to visit a Hairdressers of their choice every Thursday.

Library. The mobile library comes to St Catherine's every fortnight. The local library is also only 1/2 a kilometre away.

Meal choices. Spotless Catering are contracted to provide food services. We have a 5 week cycle of menu. Special diets, nutritional requirements and food preferences are catered for.

Minibus. There are regular monthly outing in the minibus.

Pastoral care. We have a pastoral care worker on the staff.

Pianist/Concerts. A pianist comes every week to play familiar songs which Residents can sing along to.
Concerts are often given by visiting groups,-such as choirs, mandalay group etc.

Shopping. St Catherine's is located to near by shopping facilities at Ponsonby, and Victoria Markets.

Sky TV. Sky Tv is provided in the lounge of the second floor.

Videos. Every Saturaday movies are shown.

Views Well maintinedpark-like grounds surround ST CAtherine's. Residents can enjoy the views of St Mary 's college, the city and Auckland Harbour form lounges,verrandahs and their bedrooms.

Visitors. Family and friends are are welcome at any time. St Catherine's warmly invites family and friends to become an active part of St Catherine's.

Updated: 22 Jan 2015
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Staffing qualifications and details Rostered Registered Nurses hours exceed statutory requirements. Staff are selected for their genuine empathy, interest and skill in caring for the older adult.
Details about meals A range of nourishing , tasty and attractive meals are served at St Catherine's. All preferences are catered for.
Updated: 11 Dec 2009
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: Unknown
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Inter denominational Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: Unknown
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km The link bus-stop is 100 metres down the rd
Shops 0.50 Km Ponsonby Shopping centre
Parks 0.30 Km
Library 0.20 Km In Ponsonby shopping centre
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: Unknown

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