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Vincentian Home & Hospital
Rest Home
2a Stanley Street
Wellington 6023
Postal Address
Same as above
Capital & Coast
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Anton Srijeshnath - (04) 380 0294
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Visitors with limitations - please call us first
For the best of our resident's and staff member's comfort, many great changes are happening at the Vincentian home since November 2020. We are renovating the common areas and bedrooms, some are already completed. Cozy and bright rooms equipped with tv are waiting for their new residents.
A new smart wireless nurse call system will be installed shortly for faster reaction to all our resident's needs.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision
To be the preferred provider of quality care for the elderly by meeting or exceeding the expectations of our residents and their loved ones, staff and stakeholders.

Our Mission
We provide excellent contemporary care that reflects our residents’ individuality and their right to choice, respect and dignity. We provide a positive and welcoming environment where our residents are encouraged and supported to enjoy a high quality of life.

Our Values
Kindness – Showing compassion and understanding
Passion – We believe that we make a difference in helping residents get the best out of their day
Respect – Respect and consideration to all; respect and joy in each other’s lives. We are all individuals; we all deserve to be treated well
Excellence - Quality in everything we do. Integrity – Everything we do is performed with honesty, trust and sincerity
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 22 Feb 2016
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 24
Vacancy No
one dual purpose room in hospital wing
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $10.00 -$15.00/day up to $20.00 -$25.00/day as at 04 Nov 2021
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 No
Updated: 10 Aug 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 248 Yes A Care Manager and an RN are on duty Monday to Friday mornings and two Registered Nurses work the morning shift each weekend. There is one Registered Nurse on duty for the afternoon and night duty.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers 805 No The Majority of our healthcare assistants have completed their Community Support Services (Residential)certificates. We also have a number of overseas registered RN's working as care assistants
Physiotherapist 8 Yes We have a contracted physiotherapist who visits twice a week. She is also available to do some extra hours as and when required.
Occupational Therapist 32.5 Yes We have a fully qualified Occupational Therapist on staff. Cathy works 9am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday.
Diversional Therapist Yes
Hairdresser Yes Barbara, our hairdresser visits once a week, usually on Thursdays.
Podiatrist Yes We have two visiting podiatrists. Paul Craig and Jason Lubranski.
Dietitian Negotiable We have access to a dietician when required. We also have our menus checked by a dietician once every two years.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes There are regular Catholic services held on the premises and at nearby St Joachim's Church. Sister Sue visits on a Friday for devotions and to provide personal pastoral care. Anglican Communion is conducted every fortnight in Vincentian lounge.
Other Personnel Yes Our Residents' Advocate is Ken Daniels from Age Concern. He Chairs a Residents and Family meeting at Vincentian every couple of months and is available for anyone on an as required basis.
Updated: 22 Feb 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Infection Control Yes Our senior Registered Nurse is also our infection control nurse.
Clinical Management Yes
Updated: 7 Mar 2013
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 do keep one small rest home room empty for respite if required
Subsidised Yes
Private Paying Yes
Booking can be made in advance Yes Rest Home respite advance bookings taken where possible
Updated: 22 Feb 2016
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes You may bring anything to personalise your room so long as it does not compromise yours, or the staffs', safety.
Single Rooms Yes All rooms are single, spacious and all have their own vanity unit and handbasin.
Ensuite Yes Some of our newer rest home home rooms have en-suite. However, for those who do not, toilets and showers are nearby and a commode is available if required.
Alcohol Permitted Yes A small amount of alcohol is permitted. We have a Happy Hour in the main lounge on a Friday afternoon where drinks and nibbles are served
Pets In Residence Yes WE have an extremely friendly black and white cat called Woody. We also have a chicken that roams free in the back garden and provides a good supply of eggs! Woody and the chicken appear to be good friends!
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A telephone is available for local calls. Alternatively, all rooms have a telephone jack (or installation can be organised on request) so it is possible to have your personal line. Line and call costs will be paid for by the resident.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Radiators in each room can be adjusted to suit your comfort level.
Lounges/seating areas Yes Resident's tea and coffee making facilities and private lounge areas enable you to make your visitors feel at home. Both of our two main lounges have large screen televisions for movies. We also have a number of smaller lounges within the home.
Outings Yes You will be encouraged to join our regular organised outings to events, places of interest such as to gardens, galleries, other rest homes for bowls competitions, movies, luncheons at restaurants and much more.
Newsletter Yes We publish the "Quarterly News" every three months - this can be viewed on our website wellingtoncatholichomestrust.org.nz
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smokers Room Yes We have a designated smoking room for the use of residents only.
Smoking Permitted Yes As above, smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking room on the ground floor of the building.
Updated: 22 Feb 2016
Special Features
Special Features
There is no place quite like your own home but sometimes remaining there is just not possible. Vincentian is far more than simply somewhere else to live. Here, we aim to provide you with an enjoyable quality of life whether you require rest home or hospital care.

You will be able to enjoy organised activities each day. There are outings to a wide variety of places. And we provide for your personal and spiritual needs irrespective of race, religion, status or circumstances.

Each resident of Vincentian has their own room which means you can bring your favourite mementos as well as your memories.

We invite you to pay us a visit and experience the homely atmosphere. You will find us handily located in a quiet area of Berhampore, within a 5 km radius of most Wellington suburbs. It is near the bus route which runs through Newtown to the Railway hub.
Updated: 22 Feb 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Vincentian's recreation programme makes each day fulfilling and rewarding and is thoroughly enjoyed by residents. The entertainment and therapeutic activities, for groups and individuals, are organised by our highly experienced occupational therapist. When you arrive we will ask about your particular interests and try to include these pursuits just for you.

Typically daily activities can include:

Morning exercises and walks (weather permitting)
News and views on headlines, history, weather and other topics
Group crosswords and word games
Table games and housie
Bowls, quoits and other games
Art and craft projects and other creative activities

If you like music you will enjoy our CD collection of old-time, classical, Irish and easy listening music. There is a regular Saturday Music Morning and each month we have sing-a-long sessions with visiting singers or musicians on piano, piano accordion or guitar.

If reading is one of your past-times we have a good selection of books (including large print) and magazines in our library. Also, the WCC Household Library Service calls regularly with more choices and Talking Books.

Both of our two main lounges have large screen televisions for communal movies (we have a good film library) and agreed TV programmes, such as Coronation Street and the 6pm News. We also have a number of smaller lounges throughout the home for relaxing and enjoying the sunshine.
Updated: 22 Feb 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not Additional services for which charges may be incurred, include but are not limited to: hairdressing; dry cleaning; podiatry; clothing; personal toiletries; private phone rental and calls; insurance for your belongings; personal newspaper.
Staffing qualifications and details Both the rest home and hospital are staffed 24 hours a day by a dedicated team of registered nurses and experienced care givers. Our registered nurses have a special interest in aged-care nursing and all care givers are required to have, or complete, the National Certificate in Support of the Older Person. Staff turnover is very low so they get to know our residents individually ensuring attention to their personal needs. We have a contracted Physiotherapist and a General Practitioner who visits weekly and provides 24 hour, on-call medical cover. Both of these services are free to all residents.
Details about meals There are varied, nutritious meals and special requirements such as vegetarian and diabetic diets are provided for.
Updated: 22 Feb 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
English Yes
Fijian Indian Yes
Filipino Yes
German Yes
Nepali Yes
Samoan Yes
Tagalog Yes
Tongan Yes
Updated: 22 Feb 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes Anglican Communion is conducted every second Monday at 1.30pm in Vincentian lounge.
Roman Catholic Yes In keeping with the Catholic ethos of Vincentian Home there are Catholic services held on the premises and at nearby St Joachim's Church. There are visits each Friday by Sister Sue for devotions and pastoral care for any resident on request.
Updated: 22 Feb 2016
Location Distance Details
Public Transport We are situated on the Island Bay bus route and buses leave every 1/4 hr or so for Newtown and Courtenay Place. The Berhampore bus stop is a five minute walk from the Home.
Shops Island Bay, Newtown and Kilbirnie shops are only a short bus ride away. Berhampore shops, a five minute walk, include a dairy, coffee shop and take aways.
Parks We have a sheltered back garden that backs onto council ground and MacAlister Park is at the end of our driveway.
Library If reading is one of your pastimes we have a good selection of books (including large print) and magazines in our libraries. The WCC Household Library Service calls regularly with more choices and Talking Books.
Updated: 22 Feb 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes
Other details Yes Age Related Residential Care contract with CCDHB. Respite Care cintract with CCDHB
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 22 Feb 2016

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