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Woodfall Home and Hospital
Rest Home
Woodfall Home and Hospital
Warwick Street
Feilding 4702
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4 Bowen Street
Feilding 4702
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Woodfall Lodge is situated in the heart of Feilding approximately 5 minutes walk from the town centre. Woodfall Lodge offers both Rest Home and Hospital Level care, providing a home and family for its residents where quality of life is offered through the pursuit of excellence in care and services. Individuality and dignity is respected and revered. Security, care and comfort are given with honesty and love. Residents, their families/whanau and our staff are recognised and encouraged to participate as members of our family.

With a total of 15 Hospital beds, we have 2 lounge areas plus a lovely conservatory area where residents can enjoy the sunshine while remaining indoors. Daily activities include outings to local places of interest, shopping, games and cooking. Our homecooked meals and baking create a homely atmosphere. Our garden areas are visible from multiple decks where residents can sit and enjoy or even get involved in veggie or flower gardening if they wish to. We have an open door policy with regards to visiting, allow friends and family to stop by at any time convenient to them. Residents are welcome to have their husband/wife join them for meals from time to time (a small fee is charged for the meal).

An information pack is available from the home and we invite anyone considering Rest Home or Hospital Level care for their loved one to visit us.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 19
Vacancy Yes
Swing/Dual beds available, respite, palliative care
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 9 Aug 2022
"Our family would like to thank you all for the wonderful love and care shown to Dad in his stay at Woodfall. He always spoke highly of his time there, he felt comfortable and safe and never had a complaint.

Every time we visited, we always felt welcome and like it was home away from home for him, with everyone extremely pleasant and helpful.

So once again thank you all so much. Regards.."

"Our sincere thanks for the love and care you all gave to Mum (& Dad) over the last 2 1/2 years."
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 24/7 Yes There is 24 hour RN cover and during the week there is the Facility Manager who is a RN and Jenni the Clinical Lead available too.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 24/7 Yes Our team of caregivers are trained with the ACE training programme gaining the National Certificate as well as regular upskilling courses to ensure they have the knowledge to care for our residents.
Physiotherapist Negotiable Can be arranged if required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable As required.
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable As required.
Diversional Therapist 27.5 Yes Gail and Latasha, our Activities staff, work Monday through to Friday 9am-3pm arranging and running our interesting and varied Activities Programme. The company van takes residents to various shopping and outings.
Activities Co-ordinator Negotiable Volunteers assist with playing bingo, entertaining and helpign with crafts.
Hairdresser Yes Shirley, our hairdresser provides cuts and sets at Woodfall each Thursday. Your own hairdresser is welcome to come on site too.
Podiatrist Yes A local Podiatist visits every 8 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Our menus are reviewed by a Dietitian every 2 years and we use menus from the Otago University Dietician School.
Kaumatua Negotiable Can be arranged as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a monthly church service at Woodfall Lodge led by the local Anglican church. A number of churches are within easy walking distance. Monthly service with Salvation Army. A monthly communion service is also held at Woodfall Lodge.
Other Personnel Yes Woodfall have a personal laundry service, in-house handyman who can hang pictures in bedrooms to make the room more personal, in-house gardener and in-house cooks to provide homecooked meals and baking.
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes Available on site if required and can be administered by Registered Nurses
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes Available on site if required by Registered Nurses
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes End of life care is provided by our Registered Nurses with support from Arohanui Hospice if required.
IV Antibiotic Capability Yes With support from the DHB and the HITH nurses.
Dialysis Yes Woodfall can accommodate residents who require Dialysis at the local Palmerston North Hospital.
Wound Care Yes Managed by the Registered Nurses on site with input as required from the DHB Wound Care Nurse Specialist
Diabetic Care Yes Diabetics on site are cared for by the Registered Nurses with input from Diabetes Lifestyle Trust if required.
Continence Advice Yes Andrea, one of our Registered Nurses specialising in this area attends seminars to keep her skills updated.
Stomal Therapy Yes Undertaken by Registered Nurses with support from DHB Stoma Nurse.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Registered Nurses will work to rehabilitate residents who have had a stroke to become independent as possible.
Tracheotomy Care Yes Registered Nurse on site to provide this care.
Infection Control Yes Elly, one of our Registered Nurses specialises in Infection Control attending seminars to keep her skills updated. We are members of Bugs Control where we can access assistance, training and advice.
Surgical Followup Yes Registered Nurses on site 24 hours a day
Clinical Management Yes Manager and Clinical Care Manager are both Registered Nurses with many years experience and continue to keep their skills updated by attending courses.
Other Specialties Yes These can be arranged if required.
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
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 We can cater for respite care residents and will try to make your stay with us a home away from home.
Carer Support Yes We can cater for carer support/short stay residents and will try to make your stay a home away from home.
Subsidised Yes Need to be assessed by NASC Agency as to their level of care required
Private Paying Yes Private paying residents are welcome at Woodfall Lodge. Fees can be quoted on enquiry.
Booking can be made in advance Yes Advance bookings can be taken on availability of beds
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Residents and families are encouarged to personalise their bedroom to create a home environment and are more than welcome to bring their own furniture.
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single and all except 2 have hand basins. There is a very effective underfloor heating system complemented by natural light and sun. Each room has a call bell.
Alcohol Permitted Yes Alcohol is permitted but care is taken as it can impact on certain medications.
Pets In Residence Yes Woodfall a cat who is very special and pampered by everyone!
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes This would be assessed on an individual basis.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Personal phone for each resident in every bedroom
Resident can adjust heating in own room No We have underfloor heating throughout the building
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes By arrangement with management.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Two various sized areas as well as multiple decks and a lovely sunroom
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Woodfall offers Liverpool Care Pathways and is supported by Arohanui Hospice if required.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes All day care residents are welcomed and made to feel a part of our home and the activities as they may wish to participate in.
Outings Yes Shopping outings every week, a weekly drive out in the Woodfall van as well as special outings to places of interest.
Residents Committee Yes Monthly residents/management meetings are held in which Residents are encouraged to partake in the scheduling of outings and special occasions. Minutes of these meetings are displayed on the notice board.
Family Committee No No formal arrangement.
Newsletter Yes Internal bi-monthly newsletters are displayed and every six months a newsletter will go the families as well.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Staff have training in de-escalation technique, however if behaviour impacts on our other clients we may have to seek the advice of Elder Health and their GP.
Confused Residents Yes We do not take residents who may wander as we are not secure and on a busy town intersection.
Smokers Room No Residents are able to smoke in a designated sheltered smoking area outside but this is being scaled down due to non smoking goals.
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents are able to smoke in a designated sheltered smoking area outside.
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Woodfall Lodge is renowned for its friendly, welcoming, homely atmosphere.

Situated right in the heart of town, Woodfall Lodge is within walking distance of the RSA, Senior Citizens Club and Library.

Woodfall Lodge is a single story building with no internal steps.

We currently have a few sought after vacancies so please phone Chris and she will show you around.
Updated: 24 Aug 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Woodfall Lodge is located right in the heart of Feilding, close to all the town’s amenities so residents can walk or drive their motorized scooters or go in a wheelchair to the shops, library, Feilding Senior's,RSA, the Rangitikei Club or any number of clubs and amenities available in the town.
Our Qualified Diversional Therapist takes residents out for weekly shopping and van rides in the Minibus.

We have recently purchased Electric Hospital Beds with Pressure mattresses and chairs suitable to maintain a quality of life and mobility while providing the best of comfort for our residents. This allows most residents to attend the Activities provided.

Movie afternoons on weekends, Housie, pampering, card games including Hoy, quizzes, monthly Happy Hour to celebrate residents Birthdays are all part of our social calendar.
Daily exercises and newspaper reading followed by discussion start each day.

Entertainers and school groups come in to sing or play music for us which is a delight.
Cooking sessions including making the home’s Christmas cake are essential to make Woodfall as much like home as possible.

Many residents have taken up or gone back to artwork as an Activity at Woodfall Lodge.

Deck areas situated around the property are ideal spots to sit and enjoy the sunshine and gardens. Areas of garden, including a veggie plot, are available for any resident who wishes to continue their hobby.

Inter-denominational church services are held monthly, or residents can attend church on Sundays as they are close by.

Families and visitors are very welcome to ‘pop in’ on their way past for a chat.

We encourage you to go out and enjoy your life in the community as you always have if this is your wish.
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Hairdresser, toll calls, podiatry and non-government subsidised pharmaceuticals. We will provide a list upon enquiry.
Staffing qualifications and details Minimum of three staff on at all times one of which is a Registered Nurse.
Details about meals Meals are all homecooked on site with individual needs catered for. A four week menu which is reviewed by a Registered Dietitian. Recipes are used from the Otago Dietitian Dept to ensure the correct nutrition for residents in our care.
Associated Complexes Mt Herbert House Home & Hospital in Waipukurau Central Hawkes Bay and Eastcare Residential Home - Specialised Dementia Care in Hamilton
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Interpreter Yes can be arranged
Korean Yes
Sign Language Yes Can be arranged.
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Members of the Anglican congregation are available to visit as requested.
Christian Yes Residents also choose to go to local churches within Feidling.
Inter denominational Yes Communion and Salvation Army Church Services open to any residents who wish to attend.
Roman Catholic Yes Communion services held at Woodfall Lodge monthly and are open for any denomination to attend.
Salvation Army Yes A monthly service and singing are held at Woodfall Lodge.
Updated: 23 Aug 2016
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.50 Km Buses, taxis and health shuttle available
Shops 0.50 Km Shops are within walking distance from Woodfall Lodge and some residents have their own scooters
Parks 1.00 Km Kowhai Park is close to Woodfall Lodge where there are plenty of trees, a lovely walk through the rose garden, a duck pond and a number of avaries with various birdlife.
Library 0.50 Km The local library is within a short walk from Woodfall Lodge and has a great collection of historic photos.
Updated: 8 Nov 2019
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
Other details Yes Members of Bugs Control Members of Employers Manufacturers Assocation
Updated: 12 Jun 2020

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.