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Te Aroha & District Community Hospital

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Te Aroha & District Community Hospital
72 Stanley Avenue
Te Aroha
Te Aroha 3320
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Same as above
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Gaylene McMenamin CFM - 07 884 8519
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Te Aroha Community Hospital was established in 1961 as a Maternity facility. No longer providing maternity services, Te Aroha and District Community Hospital provides continuing hospital care for our community in addition to a Rest Home, Lawrence House. We also provide Community Day Club facilities 3 days a week.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 26 Feb 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 22
Vacancy Soon
Primary health care, transitional care, palliative and respite care, post-operative convalescence, short term caregiver relief, long term care for the elderly
Impending vacancy Yes
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms as at 19 Jul 2022
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Yes
Updated: 19 Aug 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes
Nurse Practitioner Yes
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Negotiable On Request
Occupational Therapist Negotiable On Request
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable On Request
Diversional Therapist Negotiable Activities Coordinator has undergone training and in process of completing certification.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes
Hairdresser Yes We have an onsite hair salon where residents can go on a weekly basis.
Podiatrist Yes Podiatrists visit us on a regular schedule.
Dietitian Negotiable Contracted On Request
Kaumatua Negotiable On Request
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Weekly services
Updated: 15 Apr 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Infection Control Yes We have a designated infection control nurse on site.
Updated: 15 Apr 2015
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 14 Apr 2015
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Case by case
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes Available in some rooms.
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Facility has central heating.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Available in partnership with Disability Support Link. We have nurses trained in Palliative Care in addition to having a specially designated Palliative Care room where family members are able to sleep over.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Day club is available 3 days a week to members of our community. Includes meal, basic care, activites and outings. Our Day Club is in it's own building set in the lovely picturesque hospital grounds.
Outings Yes
Whanau Room Yes
Maori Kaupapa Yes On Request
Residents Committee Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes All our staff attend inservice training with regards to the special needs of our eldery patients and residents.
Rural Setting Yes We have extensive gardens bordering our wetlands.
Smokers Room Yes Outside area available.
Smoking Permitted Yes
Updated: 15 Apr 2015
Special Features
Special Features
Own Community Hospital van for outings and appoinments (where possible).

Our cooks have indepth experience in catering and meal preparation. We have one qualified chef on staff. All our meals have been under the direction of a qualified nutrictionist.
Updated: 15 Apr 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Age Concern, BBQ, Art, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Cards, Chapel, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Games, Garden, Happy Hour, Housie, Indoor Games, Newspaper reading, Pianist, Sing-a-longs, Singing,Vegetarian, Views
Updated: 15 Apr 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Dutch Yes
English Yes
Filipino Yes
Updated: 15 Apr 2015
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes On Request
Baptist Yes On Request
Christian Yes
Jehovah Witness Yes On Request
Methodist Yes On Request
Non denominational Yes Some services on site are denominational
Presbyterian Yes On Request
Roman Catholic Yes Priest available on Request
Updated: 15 Apr 2015
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 3.00 Km 3 kms to buus stop for service to and from Hamilton and the Coromandel. There is no local public transport.
Shops 0.50 Km To local dairy. 3 kms to local supermarket and shops.
Mall 50.00 Km Located in Hamilton City
Parks 3.00 Km
Library 3.00 Km
Updated: 15 Apr 2015

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