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Vickery Court
Rest Home Care
350 North Rd
Postal Address
P O Box 314 Invercargill 9840
Southern (Southland)
03 215 9059
03 215 9681
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Carol Riddle - 03 215 9059
Presbyterian Support Southland - 03 211 8200
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Vickery Court has an excellent reputation as a leader in quality service provision.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 26 May 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 31
Vacancy Yes
Double room vacant - suitable for married couple
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 20 Apr 2018
We are committed to the provision of excellent nursing care.

"All I can say is that I am VERY impressed with the team at Vickery court, from the manager to the maintenance man, that have an excellent team that are friendly and caring. I wouldn’t hesitate to say they would be the best private hospital I have come across based on the features of being caring and having a great team atmosphere…. It really is something to be noted!" (Rep from a Medical company)

We came down to visit Mum on a regular basis... 2 or 3 times a year... and as well, I spoke to my Mum daily so feel I have a very clear indication of 'life for her at Vickery'. And she was happy. The lovely Staff made sure of that. They are a warm, friendly team.
Thank you to Vickery Staff for simply everything they did for Mum, and for creating a loving 'home' environment ....

Updated: 26 May 2016
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Negotiable
Registered Nurse 200 Yes There are always Registered Nurses available on the combined Hospital / Resthome facility.
Enrolled Nurse 100 Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable Lee visits twice weekly and Helen Hartley work with Residents everyday to promote and maintain mobility.
Occupational Therapist Yes Shannon has just started with us working along side the Diversional Therapists and the Activities Co-ordinators.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Activities Co-ordinator Yes We have a team that provides a vibrant activity programme to meet your needs.
Hairdresser Yes Gail is a Vickery Court weekly.
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes Our menu has just been revised and we provide meals to a high standard. Individual diet requirements are provided for. Dietitian involvement is available for those on specialised diets.
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Cyril visits weekly on a Wednesday.
Other Personnel No We have regular visits from SDHB wound specialist Mandy Pagan. Raewyn Healey, Quality Manager visits to ensure we meet certification requirements and standards.
Updated: 3 Jul 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We have a close relationship with the Hospice as well as a team of expert Registered and Enrolled Nurses in this area.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Mandy Pagan SDHB - wound specialist is available and we also have considerable expertise within our Registered and Enrolled Nurses team.
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes We have senior registered nurses who are specialised in this area.
Infection Control Yes We are very motivated to promote excellence in this area ad are fortunate to have staff with skills and expertise in this area.
Gerontological Care Yes
Updated: 3 Jul 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No We very rarely have empty beds so do not have the opportunity to offer respite care.
Updated: 28 Jun 2017
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes 2 double rooms
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes 2 Double rooms
Ensuite Yes Shared ensuites. We have 2 rooms with their own ensuite which have a premium charge.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We welcome people making their room their home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes Food Satisfaction Committee
Newsletter Yes We have one available 3-4 times per year to keep Residents and families up to date with what is happening, as well as our PSS Newsletter - People Matters.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Outings Yes Van outing weekly
Smoking Permitted Yes In 1 designated area outside only
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 12 Jun 2017
Special Features
Special Features
Vickery Court is next door to Countdown.
There is a bus stop outside the gate.
Updated: 26 May 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
There is an activities programme Monday to Friday with occassional weekend and evening activities which include
Art, Library with Big print books, Cards, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing - there are 4 dances a year, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Lotto, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Petanque, Quizzes, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV., Visitors include, Alzheimer's Society, Canine friends. Weekly Chapel and pastoral care available from Presbyterian Support Southland chaplain.
Updated: 28 Jun 2017
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Personal preferences acknowledged. Dietician input to meal planning; All dietary needs catered for.
Updated: 28 Jun 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Cook Island Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Interpreter Yes Would be sought if required
Updated: 26 May 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) No This facility is run by Presbyterian Support Southland. This means we have a Christian philosophy but residents from any/all races, beliefs and religions are welcome. We would attempt to enable you to obtain whatever support you request.
Updated: 28 Jun 2017
Public Transport 0.20 km Bus stops outside
Shops 0.20 km Countdown next door
Mall 0.00 km
Parks 4.00 km Queens Park is 4 km towards the central city
Library   Changes books at facility regularly
Updated: 26 May 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes We have a number of staff currently working towards their levels 2, 3,4 and Limited Credit Programme for Dementia.
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes There are a number of staff who have National Certificate
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 28 Jun 2017