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McKenzie HealthCare
Hospital Care
2 McKenzie Street
Postal Address
McKenzie HealthCare
2 McKenzie St
Geraldine 7930
South Canterbury
(03) 693 8299
(03) 693 8267
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Kim Entwistle - (03) 693 8299
McKenzie HealthCare Ltd
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We are all about providing the highest standards of holistic nursing care in a safe and comfortable environment. As you can see we are expanding with building happening all around the site. This is proving to be of great interest to the Residents and visitors.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 18 Jun 2013
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
DHB Respite Care Booking Service
We provide DHB Respite Care Booking Service.
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 35
Vacancy Yes
Hospital & palliative care available
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Updated: 19 Jul 2019
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes McKenzie HealthCare is Certified as a Medical and Aged Care Hospital. Registered Nurses Specialising in Gerontology and Palliative care are on duty 24 hrs a day.
Enrolled Nurse Yes Our Enrolled Nurse supports the caregiving team.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes All our Health Care Assistants have career force training up to level 4 in aged care.
Physiotherapist Yes We have a contractual arrangement with our local Physiotherapist for the provision of 6-8 weekly physiotherapy services. Individualised programmes are available.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable
Diversional Therapist Yes Our qualified Diversional Therapists formulate the activity programme for individual residents and also groups activities and crafts according to assessed individuals needs. We particularly aim to keep people as mobile and active as possible.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Activity co-ordinators support the Diversional Therapists in activity programme delivery.
Hairdresser Yes Hair dressing is done on site at McKenzie HealthCare by a very good and caring hair dresser. Grooming is a very important part of feeling better about oneself.
Podiatrist Yes We have regular visits from the Podiatrist. Charges are passed on at cost every 6-8 weeks.
Dietitian Yes Our menu is set on a 4 weekly summer and winter menus and reviewed by our dietician to ensure it meets the special needs of our resident population.
Kaumatua Yes We work with Maori and Pacific cultural advisors.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We have weekly in- house church services for those wishing to attend. Catholic, Presbyterian and All Denominations.
Updated: 31 Dec 2017
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Oxygen Management Yes In the provisional of medical services we use bottled oxygen and oxygen concentrators. Registered Nurses use a Digital Oxipulsometer to ensure Oxygen is being supplied at the correct concentrations to meet the patient's needs and as prescribed by the GP.
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes This is with support from the SCDHB as required.
Bariatric (Care of the very overweight) Yes This is with support from the SCDHB as required.
Palliative Care (Contracted) Yes McKenzie HealthCare has a contract with South Canterbury DHB to provide Specialised Palliative Care Services. Our Registered Nurses are trained to Hospice NZ standards
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes The Geraldine Community has donated funds to provide the "Smith Unit" to provide palliative care services at McKenzie HealthCare. Specialised end of life support and care services are provided by the GP and specialised support through SCDHB.
Wound Care Yes All Registered Nurses at McKenzie HealthCare are trained in wound management and only quality products are used to ensure the best results
Diabetic Care Yes 24 hour Registered Nursing support for those with diabetes
Continence Advice Yes All resident continence needs are assessed a minimum of 6 monthly and the best suitable products used for each individual.
Stomal Therapy Yes Links with the SCDHB Stoma Nurse Specialist who visits regularly.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes Support from AT&R team at Timaru public hospital and our in house physiotherapist.
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Infection Control Yes Jenny our Senior Registered Nurse maintains full infection control at McKenzie Health Care. Additional advice is via the Ministry of Health
Surgical Followup No Support to attend appointments.
Clinical Management Yes The senior nursing team is focused on ensuring excellent service sis provided to Residents and their families. Our new Facility Manager - Kim Entwistle has commenced work here at McKenzie.
Other Specialties Yes Senior Registered Nurses lead the team of Registered and Enrolled nurses.
Updated: 1 Jul 2019
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes This is managed through the NASC team at the DHB. Please ring for availability
Carer Support Yes Please ring for availability
High Care Needs Yes The majority of our residents have special or high needs.
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes
Updated: 31 Dec 2017
May Bring Own Furniture Yes We encourage a small amount of personal furniture. Please discuss this with the nurse in charge on admission taking into consideration the location and layout of the room. Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms.
Single Rooms Yes Rooms at McKenzie HealthCare are single rooms
Shared Rooms Yes we have 2 shared rooms
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have two rooms that can accommodate a couple.
Ensuite Yes McKenzie HealthCare have ensuites.
Alcohol Permitted Yes The Diversional Therapists manage "Happy Hour" and moderate social drinking may be permitted according to client need.
Pets In Residence Yes Jack lives with us. "Pat" the dog visits regularly led by the Diversional Therapist team
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Own pets may be able to visit after discussion with the manager.
Phone Access In Own Room No Residents are encouraged to have a mobile phone.
Wifi Yes Wifi is available to purchase.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes As a community private hospital and rest home for Geraldine we hold contracts and provide a wide range of services. We welcome enquiries for residential care for the younger person
Lounges/seating areas Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes Please ring for availability
Provide End of Life/Palliative Care Yes We encourage all residents to have an advanced care plan or orders for sustaining life plan so that their family are aware of their wishes.
Palliative Care Contract Yes We provide caring End of Life care for the Geraldine Community. Registered Nurses trained to Hospice NZ standards on duty 24hrs. We are well supported by our in house GP/residents own GP. Facility for family to stay is available.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes Our daycare services are very popular taking in day care clients from as far as Temuka. A dedicated Diversional Therapist leads this programme
Outings Yes A van is provided for the regular outings as arranged by the Diversional Therapist
Maori Kaupapa Yes Local Maori and Pacific links
Residents Committee Yes There is a well attended monthly resident forum for all residents and two elected resident representatives. Monthly newsletter.
Newsletter Yes There is an annual family BBQ to update to meet with the management, senior nursing team. In addition family are encouraged to attend an annual multi disciplinary review of their families health and progress.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting Yes Located on the outskirts of Geraldine there is a lovely peaceful rural outlook
Smokers Room No We are a Smoke-free facility
Smoking Permitted No We are Smoke Free, in the building and grounds.
Semi-Secure Yes We have 24hour CCTV security in operation externally.
Updated: 14 Jun 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Egyptian Yes
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
Hindi Yes
Italian Yes
Other Information No We can accommodate speakers of all languages as we have access to national language speakers
Updated: 12 Jan 2018
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RCStatusDetails
Care Association New Zealand Yes
CareerForce Yes All our HCA train to level 4 Our housekeeping staff train to level 2
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 Diversional Therapy Yes All out Diversional therapists train for the national certificate in diversional therapy.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes McKenzie HealthCare are members of HCPNZ and the South Canterbury Branch SCHCPNZ.
Registered Retirement Village? Yes McKenzie Lifestyle Village
Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Yes
Retirement Village Accreditation (Expiry date) Yes 2018
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Care Association New Zealand CareerForce New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Rest Home MOH Audit Report Available. Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 25 Jun 2019
What's New
What's New
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We've had some spectacular frosts here resulting in beautiful days. Unfortunately this also made our temporary entrance very slippery so in the interests of ensuring everyone's safety we have moved our entrances for a short time until our shade sails are installed. The entrances are well sign posted for your convenience. Take care out there!

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