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Walmsley House
Rest Home Care
88 Mary St
Postal Address
P O Box 314 Invercargill 9840
Southern (Southland)
03 217 6122
03 217 1469
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Hayley Gould - 03 217 6122
Presbyterian Support Southland - 03 214 4202
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With a friendly and dedicated team of staff across the home, Walmsley House maintains a family atmosphere and ensures the best possible care for residents.
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 25 May 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care29
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Friendly & homely envionment, supporting maximum independence for residents.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 28 Apr 2017
- Homely and friendly.
- Staff are good. I couldn't get looked after any better.
- Great place. I enjoy it here. Meals are good. Great care. Great staff.
- No moans. Like it here. Good food, good service and staff.
- Walmsley House has a good atmosphere. You can see that the people are smiling and joking around. - Mr MJ

As always thank you so much for the exceptional care you are providing for Mum . We are so grateful for everything you do. - Glenda

Updated: 11 Dec 2015
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes Nurse Practitioner for Older Person's Health visits regularly.
Registered Nurse 40 Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Our care staff are trained regularly with updates in best practice for the care of our residents. Our care staff complete Level 2, 3, & 4 Qualifications in National Certificate in Support of the Older Person
Physiotherapist Yes The PSS physiotherapist visits regularly and assesses our residents for mobility and falls prevention.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Music therapy is one of the activities that residents enjoy and look forward to every week.
Hairdresser Yes Weekly visits.
Podiatrist Yes Visits every 6 weeks.
Dietitian Yes
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Church service every Monday and Friday.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 25 May 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care’ Yes
Oxygen Management No None prescribed at present.
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes
Updated: 30 Sep 2014
Respite & Carer Support/Short Stay
Respite & Carer Support/Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes We are happy to assist with respite care.
Carer Support or other Short Stay Yes Carer Support is welcome.
Advance bookings taken Yes
Subsidised service Yes
Private paying service Yes
Updated: 25 May 2016
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Whanau Room No No designated room, however there are areas available.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Suit Couple) No We have two larger rooms that can accommodate couples.
Ensuite Yes There are two rooms available with ensuites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a pair of birds in the lounge - Mork and Mindy.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes There is phone access in every room. These are the Residents own phones and at their own cost.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Residents Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have many seating areas, both inside and outside and a lovely sunny conservatory for Residents and families to enjoy.
Outings Yes We have weekly outings, as well as attending special events. Walmsley has it's own van with hoist capability.
Rural Setting No We have spacious grounds near the centre of Invercargill, peaceful,relaxing and beautifully tended gardens and lawn areas with outdoor seating.
Smoking Permitted Yes There is no smoking in the Resthome. We have outside smoking only. There is an active smoking cessation programme available for those interested.
Semi-Secure Yes The Resthome is secure at night, but not a suitable environment for wandering Residents.
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes Available on request at the Facility.
Updated: 25 May 2016
Special Features
Walmsley House has 31 bedrooms.

We maintain a family atmosphere and we are always responsive to any concerns of our Residents and families.
Updated: 25 May 2016
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Art, BBQ, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Children, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Dancing, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Housie, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parties, Park, Pastoral care, Pianist, Picnic facilities, Quizzes, Reading, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Videos
Updated: 24 Jun 2015
Additional Information
Details re Meals All our meals are cooked on site. There are alternative dietary requirements available and a Dietician available for support and advise.
Staffing Details Alot of our staff are long term and have qualified in Level 2, 3, & 4 of the National Certificate in Support of the Older Person.
Associated Complexes Presbyterian Support Southland Facilities has three Resthomes in Invercargill and one in Gore. Three of the Resthomes have hospital and dementia care, as well as residential level care.
Updated: 24 Jun 2015
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Interpreter Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Other Information Yes We can arrange for interpreters to come to Walmsley if required.
Updated: 24 Jun 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes We can arrange spiritual support on request.
Updated: 24 Jun 2015
Public Transport 0.30 km There is a bus stop along Yarrow Street which is about 3-5 minutes walk from Walmsley House.
Shops 0.50 km There are a couple of shops locally and then the shops in the main area of town.
Mall 0.00 km Although we only have a small mall in the main part of town, there are plenty of shops around it and in the nearby streets.
Parks 1.00 km We are very lucky to have some lovely parks in Invercargill, the closest being Queens Park. Here, you are able to have some scenic walks, just relax on one of the benches or stop and have something to eat in the cafe.
Library 2.00 km Small library on site. Public Library books also available on site, regularly updated. There is a wonderful large public library in town for those resident's wanting more.
Updated: 25 May 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes
Home and Community Support Sector Standards (Standards NZ) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
CareerForce Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 25 May 2016