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Radius Althorp
Specialist Hospital/Dementia Care
9 Grantston Drive
Pyes Pa (near Barkes Corner)
Bay of Plenty
Bay of Plenty
(07) 543 2912
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Althorp’s healthcare is all encompassing and puts people first. We are aged care specialists and pride ourselves in providing an excellent standard of nursing and lifecare services to our clients, their families and whanau.

The inpatient service offers Respite care, Palliative care, Rehabilitation and Long term aged residential care at Hospital, Dementia and Psychogeriatric levels.

Outpatient services are offered to the general public. This includes Physiotherapy assessment and treatment and Hydrotherapy. Althorp Private Hospital sets the benchmark for lifecare when a residential solution is required.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 9 Oct 2015
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care45
Long term vacancyYes
Short term vacancyNo
Impending vacancyNo
Updated: 24 Oct 2017
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Yes Lesley Foord & Trish Longley are the Clinical Team Leaders for our Specialist services. 24 RN Coverage
Enrolled Nurse Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Resident physiotherapist, Dianne Otene, operates physiotherapy and hydrotherapy services
Occupational Therapist Yes As required
Own Social Worker No As required
Diversional Therapist Yes
Hairdresser Yes We have an Radius Althorp hairdressing salon onsite. Services are available to staff, clients and their families for a very reasonable price.
Podiatrist Yes Regular podiatry service and assesses all clients for their podiatry needs
Dietitian Yes
Kaumatua Yes Huria Kaumatua provide inservice and policy support to Althorp Private Hospital. They also cater to the needs of Maori resident at Althorp. Their support is invaluable
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Regular visits are made by a roster of chaplains
Other Personnel Yes
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
Palliative Care Contract Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Wound Care Yes Staff training is ongoing and only the best dressings and techniques are used to promote healing
Diabetic Care Yes Special equipment and monitoring are adjuncts to dietary control and medicating for the treatment of this range of conditions
Continence Advisor Yes All clients are assessed as to their needs for continence training and product use. We aim to promote independence and dignity
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes Staff are training and practised in Stomal cares
Psychiatric Care Yes A close and collaborative working relationship exists with DHB specialist services. Monthly Psychriatrist Clinic held on site.
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes RN's work with our Physiotherapist and complementary medicine practitioners to promote independence for those who have suffered a stroke
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Dialysis Yes
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Urology Yes
Community Health Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Clinical Manager support is provided by a designated Clinical Team Leader for each area.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes Psychiatric Nursing specialists
Anthroposophical Care No Advice to this holistic form of care is sort as appropriate
Psychologist Yes
Psychiatrist Yes
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Day Care No May consider, on a case by case basis and according to capacity
Palliative Care Contract Yes Althorp Hospital has a contract to provide Palliative Care
Whanau Room Yes Interview/Whanau room
Rooms (Single) Yes All rooms are good size single rooms
Rooms (Shared) No We have no shared accommodation
Ensuite Yes All rooms have an ensuite
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Limited to armchair, Chest of drawers, TV, Video, Telephone and pictures on the wall
Alcohol Permitted Yes Healthy life patterns are encouraged to continue
Pets In Residence Yes We have one cat.
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet No Visitors are permitted to bring pets in to visit
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Private Phone number available
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes Each room has own thermostat for individual heating
Residents Committee Yes Coordinated by Diversional Therapist
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes Policy and regular staff training
Confused Residents Yes Core function is caring for the confused older person
Lounges/seating areas Yes Internal atriums, day and quiet lounges
Outings Yes Wheelchair hoist van for outings
Smokers Room No No smoking is permitted inside the building
Smoking Permitted Yes Residents are permitted to smoke in designated smoking areas only
Sprinklers Yes Latest technology in sprinkler systems
Updated: 10 Dec 2014
Special Features
Special Features
The Munro, Best and Scott Homes, at Radius Althorp, provide hospital level care in a "High Dependency Unit (HDU)" or secure unit for the older person with "Difficult Behaviours"
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, Big print books, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Chapel, Concerts, Craft, Dancing, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Holistic, Interdenominational, Library, Massage, Meal choices, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Religious services, RSA, Stroke Group, Vegetarian, Visitors, Videos
Updated: Unknown
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re Meals Radius Althorp uses a 4 week cyclical menu. The main meal is served at midday. Meal times are 8 AM, 12 PM and 5 PM. Clients are given a daily menu and their dietary preferences are respected and accommodated
Staffing Details We have over 180 staff caring for 117 clients. We have registered nurses on 24 hrs/day and 7 days/week
Fees Details/Fees Do Not Include Haircuts, personal clothing and items such as toiletries, hydrotherapy and podiatry.
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: Unknown
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Inter denominational Yes Radius Althorp recognises the value of ensuring the spiritual needs of our clients are met whatever their belief system
Updated: 10 Oct 2015
Public Transport 0.25 km Bay Hopper Bus service comes to Cheyne Rd hourly Monday to Saturday
Shops 2.00 km Greerton is the closest shopping centre
Mall 3.50 km Fraser Street Mall - Warehouse
Parks 1.00 km Tauranga Racecourse and Golf Club
Library 2.00 km Greerton has a Tauranga District Council library
Updated: Unknown
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: Unknown