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Vacancy
Yes
Name
Walmsley House
Category
Rest Home Care
Address
88 Mary St
Invercargill
Postal Address
P O Box 314 Invercargill 9840
DHB
Southern (Southland)
Phone
03 217 6122
Fax
03 217 1469
Email
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Web
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Personnel
Manager
Hayley Gould - 03 217 6122
Owner
Presbyterian Support Southland - 03 211 8200
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Description
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
Service/Facility Details
DetailStatus
Contract with DHBYes
CertificationYes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
Updated: 25 May 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
DetailStatus
Approximate number of beds at this level of care31
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyYes
Friendly & homely envionment, supporting maximum independence for residents.
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 18 Aug 2017
Testimonials
Testimonials
- 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
Personnel
Personnel
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Nurse Practitioner Yes Margaret O'Connor, Nurse Practitioner for Older Person's Health visits fortnightly.
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. We are fortunate to have most staff with Level 3 qualification in NZ Health and Wellbeing as well as some staff with the Level 4 NZ certificate.
Physiotherapist Yes The PSS physiotherapist visits fortnightly and assesses our residents for mobility and falls prevention.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Shannon has just started with us working along side the Diversional Therapists and the Activities Co-ordinators.
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes Our Diversional Therapist Jo works on having an interesting and varied programme, which includes music therapy as 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 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 with specialist diets.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Negotiable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Cyril visits weekly on a Monday and has a further service on a Friday.
Other Personnel Negotiable We have regular visits to the sites from SDHB specialist services, Mandy Pagan - wound specialist. 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
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Mandy Pagan- wound specialist from SDHB visits upon request.
Diabetic Care Yes Our Registered nurse provides expertise in this area.
Continence Advisor Yes Our Registered nurse provides expertise in this area.
Infection Control Yes We are very motivated to promote excellence in this area. Our Registered nurse provides expertise in this area.
Stomal Therapist Yes Our Registered nurse provides expertise in this area.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Our Registered nurse provides expertise in this area.
Gerontological Care Yes Margaret O'Connor Nurse Practitioner visits fortnightly.
Clinical Manager 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 Yes We are happy to assist with respite care.
Carer Support Yes Carer Support is welcome.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 25 May 2016
Features
Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes Upon enquiry.
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 three rooms available with ensuites.
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We welcome people making their room their home.
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a a pair of birds Mork and Mindy in the lounge - as well as Walmsley the cat.
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 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
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: 28 Jun 2017
Special Features
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
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
Additional Information
TopicDetails
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
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
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 Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes We can arrange spiritual support on request.
Updated: 24 Jun 2015
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
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 & 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

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