Continuous Care Hospital
Our modern Continuing Care Hospital has 35 beds. Every room has an en-suite bathroom. At Northbridge we provide a busy Diversional Therapy programme to keep residents fit, active and entertained. Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy are also available.
In line with our Fundamental Guiding Principles of caring for residents for life the Trustees have built a dedicated Dementia Unit by re-configuring part of the existing Rest Home. The Unit comprises 16 bedrooms, each with an ensuite, and there is a secure outdoor area.
Residential Rest Home
The Residential Rest Home is a 56 bed Rest Home with medical and nursing staff, and trained caregivers. Each large airy bedroom has it’s own en-suite bathroom. Residents are encouraged to participate in the daily Diversional Therapy activities provided. Access to Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy is available. Each Resident is encouraged to bring their own chattels to individualise their room to make them feel at home.
Medical cover is provided by a team of four doctors who share emergency call-out duties. On entry to the Residential Home or to the Hospital (other than for a short term) you will need to transfer responsibility for your medical care to a member of the Northbridge group of doctors.
Fees & Subsidies
The 2018/19 subsidies by the local District Health Board can cover most of the fees of Patients/Residents, subject to a check of their financial situation. For information about the subsidies, ask our office staff or visit (or telephone) the District Health Board or any office of “Work and Income New Zealand” (WINZ).
The fee for a standard rest home room is $5,413.80 per month.
Northbridge has a Hairdressing Salon. The Salon staff visit the Hospital regularly, for people who do not wish or are not able to make the journey to the Salon which is situated in the Village.
There is a daily delivery of Mail to the Residential Home and to the Hospital. Our staff will read out mail to residents if requested.
Breakfast – 7:30
Lunch – Main Meal: 12:00
Light Evening Meal: 5:00
Morning and afternoon teas and supper are also provided.
The Occupational Therapists help to maintain or improve functions of daily living. All new hospital residents are assessed by the Occupational Therapist.
Physiotherapy is available to people in the Residential Home and in the Hospital.
A Podiatrist comes to the Residential Home and to the Hospital at 6-weekly intervals.
There are Ecumenical (non denominational) services held every Thursday at 10am in the Residential Home and Holy Communion celebrated after the service on the third Thursday of the month.
Television & Telephones
Residents who would like a television and/or telephone may have them. We suggest next of kin make the necessary arrangements for their provision and installation.
Visits by Relatives and Friends
Relatives and friends are welcome at any reasonable time – there are no set Visiting Hours.