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Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village
Retirement Village
40 Head Street
Christchurch 8081
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Make your home at Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village

When it comes to everyday life, Edith Cavell makes it easy with a choice of spacious studio rooms, village townhouses, and large rest home rooms, complete with WiFi and a call bell system. There’s also an on-site hospital to give you added peace of mind.

Part of the Sumner community since 1970 and extensively refurbished since then, Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village is set amongst landscaped gardens just a stroll from the friendly Sumner village and the sea. We also offer short stay, respite, convalescence and palliative care.

We offer everything from a scooter bay to SKY TV, physiotherapy, podiatry, hairdressing and health checks. We have a range of recreational activities including indoor bowls, exercise classes, quizzes and social gatherings. Our facility van is always on hand for outings.
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Edith Cavell Village - Care Suite 5


Bed 1 Bath 1

Property Type: Apartment

LOCATION OVERVIEW When it comes to everyday life, Edith Cavell makes it easy with a choice of spacious studio rooms, village townhouses, and large rest home rooms, complete with WiFi and a call bell...

Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Sharryn Pidgeon (Village Manager)
Address 40 Head Street, Sumner
City/Town Christchurch
Company Edith Cavell Lifecare
Phone (03) 326 6608
Fax (03) 326 5335
Mobile 027 208 5515
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Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Address PO Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Phone 09 302 0638
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Updated: 13 Sep 2018
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Heritage Lifecare
Address PO Box 13223 Johnsonville
City/Town Wellington 6440
Phone (04) 901 - 2310
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Updated: 20 Sep 2018
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / Service Hours Per Week Status Details
Hairdresser Yes A hairdresser visits Edith Cavell twice weekly - this service is available for village residents. Visits occur twice weekly.
Podiatrist Yes Village residents may wish to make use of the podiatrist who visits Edith Cavell, there is a very reasonable charge for this personalised service. Visits occur four to six times a week.
Diversional Therapist Yes Our activities personnel are always pleased to have village residents on outings, visits and happy hours.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have church services conducted at Edith Cavell from main denomination churches and welcome anyone to attend these. Various religious groups can be arranged to visit to provide services for all of our residents.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Village residents are able to join in with activities that are organised in the home.
Meals - Available On-site Yes Some of our village residents purchase meals from our main home kitchen.
Home Help - Available On-site Negotiable
Home Help - External Provider Yes Housekeeping service available, i.e. cleaning.
Registered Nurse Negotiable We have registered nurses at Edith Cavell at all times throughout the 24 hour period
Nursing Care Negotiable We will assist in any way we can - as a village resident, you are able to have Nurse Maude or Home-Care domiciliary staff visit you.
Other Personnel Yes Our Facility Manager is available for enquiries.
Updated: 14 Nov 2018
Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Activities and exercise programmes in place.
Community Complex Yes Our townhouses are part of the Edith Cavell community and include studios, apartments, hospital and resthome care. Village residents have priority to move into the rest home or hospital if the need arises. A piano is available.
Emergency Call System Yes There is a call bell in the townhouses linked to our nursing staff - we have a Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours.
Newsletter Yes We have a resident newsletter that is published monthly.
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes We are happy to discuss options for your pets.
Outings Yes Linked with the activities programme with the lifecare facility, regular trips are provided to the local community. These can include shopping, sightseeing and picnics.
Transport Available Yes Near public transport.
Gay / LGBT QI Friendly Yes A no discrimination policy is in place to provide a friendly and caring space for residents.
Library Yes
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes Each of our townhouses has a small garden that you may personalise with the assistance of our gardener Peter. We are proud of our grounds and enjoy keeping them well presented.
Other details Yes Our townhouses have quality finishes and are homely whilst being part of a care facility. As a resident of Edith Cavell village you can relax knowing that all levels of care are available to you and you only need to ask if the need arises.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Special Features
Special Features
Lifecare Village offers all the benefits of the complex’s facilities, including entertainment, activities and companionship. The site provides a homely atmosphere and nurse call system. There is public transport at the door and the beach is 400m walking distance with a lovely cafe right on the seaside promenade.

Living in Sumner means you have the best of both worlds, being close to the city and a major hospital but also being in a village atmosphere with rural environs.

The sea air is good for everyone and to wake to a big clear sky in the morning and walk the beach before coffee is part of the secret that is Sumner
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Edith Cavell has an extensive repertoire of activities and events, aimed at keeping the body and mind stimulated. Our Activity Coordinator focuses on designing programmes for each individual at all levels of disability, to promote independence and creative expression.

Here are just some of the activities and interests of residents which arise on a regular basis:

Indoor bowls, happy hour, board games, crafts. There is active involvement in community events. A wide variety of entertainment is provided regularly. Outings are an ongoing part of the activities programme.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Chinese Yes
English Yes
Fijian Yes
Hindi Yes
Punjabi Yes
Tagalog Yes
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Christian Yes We have church services conducted at Edith Cavell from main denomination churches and welcome anyone to attend these.
(Other comments) Yes We are able to accommodate our residents' spiritual needs as requested. A spiritual advisor, chaplaincy and church services are available.
Updated: 9 Oct 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.10 Km The bus stops outside Edith Cavell and will take you to the village or into the city.
Shops 1.00 Km You can walk, bus or drive to the friendly village. Supervalue supermarket, cafes, hotels, TAB, fish and chip shops, clothing stores, wine shop , hairdressers and even a sushi shop means you never need to leave Sumner.
Mall 6.00 Km Eastgate is the closest mall and in Ferrymead there is an increasing number of restaurants and specialist shops in the thriving outside mall environment.
Parks 0.50 Km Sumner enjoys many small parks with Scarborough Park at the beach being a drawcard for the greater Christchurch community at the weekends to St Leonards Square where all the local rugby and cricket games are played.
Library 1.00 Km The Christchurch City Mobile Library with its rotating stock of books, audio books, magazines, music and movies visits Sumner every Friday and alternate Tuesdays.
Updated: 13 Sep 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Other details Yes Edith Cavell complex is registered and fully audited. We are happy to answer any questions: phone 03 326 6608
Approved provider of Professional Development and Recognition Programme New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 13 Sep 2018

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


In some villages there may be some Retirement Village units that have multiple uses e.g. a Serviced Apartment may also be used as a Residential Care Suite. The same unit may therefore show in several places on Eldernet.