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St Johns Hill Healthcare
Hospital Care
2 Virginia Rd
St Johns Hill
Postal Address
2 Virginia Road
Saint Johns Hill
Whanganui 4500
06 348 1500
06 3481509
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Sue Walker - 0211661468
Malcolm and Lynda Tucker
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We are responsible for the management of St Johns Hill Healthcare and potential development related to it with the operations and vision being resident focused in the short, medium and long term.
We will ensure that Johns Hill is a comfortable cheery environment for the residents and that the care is of the highest standard and appropriate for dependent people.
We endeavor to create a living and working environment, which promotes dignity and respect. To do so we will ensure that St Johns Hill Healthcare continues to operate smoothly with minimal business interruption.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 27
Vacancy Yes
We welcome enquiries, you are invited to view our facility any time between 9.00am and 4.30pm.
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsSome Rooms
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 24 Oct 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hour cover
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes 24 hour cover
Physiotherapist Yes Available visits every fortnight
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes 7 days a week
Activities Co-ordinator Yes 5 days a week
Hairdresser Yes Hairdresser on site one day a week at residents cost
Podiatrist Yes The Podiatrist visits six weekly and appointments by prescription or on request at own cost.
Dietitian Yes Our menu is developed by a qualified Dietitian.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have a chapel and have regular church services for residents. Or should you request the chaplain to visit we can assist with this
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes Our R/Ns are trained in oxygen management for our residents and work under the guidance of the GP.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We provide end of life /Palliative care. Jo our clinical nurse leader is very experienced in Palliative care and works in conjunction with other experienced health professional in providing End of Life/Palliative care.
Wound Care Yes Our R/Ns are trained in wound care and work under the guidance of our Clinical Nurse Leader.
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
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 able to take bookings for Respite level of care
Carer Support Yes
Other Short Stay Programme Yes We provide a day care Programme.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Please feel welcome to contact Sue to discuss your specific requirements.
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Every room is fully furnished, if you would like to bring in extra furniture please discuss this with Sue.
Single Rooms Yes All of our rooms are single
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes Currently we are doing alterations to have available two double rooms for married couples.
Connecting Rooms Yes We provide connecting rooms with a ensuite between the two rooms.
Ensuite Yes A large number of the rooms have their own ensuites some rooms share a ensuite.
Alcohol Permitted Yes We have happy hour once a week on a Friday afternoon. We also have a social hour at 4.30pm daily for residents who would like to attend with Sherry provided.
Pets In Residence Yes We have three facility cats in residence.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Residents are able to have private phones in there rooms.
Wifi Yes
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes All rooms have radiators.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes Please feel welcome to contact Sue Walker Facility Manager to discuss your specific requirements.
Lounges/seating areas Yes We have a large sunny lounges overlooking the Wanganui city and the river . We also have a private library for residents use.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes Our Clinical Nurse Jo is very experienced in providing End of Life/ Palliative care.
Palliative Care Contract Yes
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We offer day care contact Sue for further information.
Outings Yes We have a van for outings that has wheelchair access.
Whanau Room Yes We have a room available for relatives and visitors.
Maori Kaupapa Yes Please discuss with Sue
Residents Committee Yes We have two monthly residents meetings all residents are invited and encouraged to attend.
Family Committee Yes We have two monthly relatives meetings all relatives are invited to attend.
Newsletter Yes News letter sent out quarterly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Please discuss with Jo
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes The views from this Facility are beautiful and overlook the Whanganui River and surrounding countryside .
Smoking Permitted Yes Please discuss with management.
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Special Features
Special Features
St Johns Hill healthcare has stunning views of Wanganui and the Wanganui River.
It has a lovely easy accessible large garden and orchard for residents and families to enjoy.
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
We provide activities seven days a week included in the programme are Entertainment and Visiting Entertainers, Van outings, Canine therapy , Housie, large print books, Church services, Exercises, Cooking, Daily newspaper reading,Mens group.
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details about Meals We do have a set Summer and Winter menu but endeavor to meet individual preferences and medically required dietary needs.We provide a hot meal at midday and a savory dish for the evening meal with snacks provided in between meals. All our meals are cooked on site and have been developed by a Registered Dietician. Residents are encouraged to inform the cook of any special requests they may have.
Staffing Qualifications and Details We have a experienced Registered Nurse on duty 24 hours 7 days a week. All our care provider currently have completed or are undertaking New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing.
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Filipino Yes We have Filipino staff that are available to communicate with Filipino residents in their own language if required.
Interpreter Yes available on request
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes Services are held in the Chapel on a regular basis.
Roman Catholic Yes Catholic church services are held monthly
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Public Transport 0.20 km Bus services are available with in walking distance of Facility.
Shops 0.51 km St Johns Hill Shopping Centre is a short distance from the Facility.
Mall   Mail can be left daily at the front desk for posting.
Parks 0.50 km Virginia Lake and the Winter Gardens are within walking distance.
Library 2.80 km The city library is approx. 2.8km in distance from facility.
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Core Competencies) Yes
National Certificate in Community Support Services (Residential) Yes
National Certificate in Diversional Therapy Yes
National Certificate in Support of the Older Person (not available after Dec 2010) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available.
Updated: 30 Aug 2018
What's New
What's New



You are welcome to come and view our facility, please contact us by phone (06) 348-1500 for an appointment or just pop in and see us.  We look forward to meeting you.

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