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Selwyn Heights

Ideally situated in a prime location

Selwyn Heights residential care

Elliot and Stella Davis Memorial Hospital is a 45-bed care home within Selwyn Heights for both rest home and hospital care. Residents enjoy several cosy lounges and a sheltered garden area to sit and appreciate the sunshine.

Services and facilities
  • each resident is provided with his or her own room, we encourage residents to make their room feel as homely as possible and bring their own furniture and belongings
  • We supply essential furniture
  • each room has safe radiator central heating and rooms include a wardrobe
  • a private phone may be installed in any room (rentals are charged to residents through the Selwyn phone service)
  • there are several cosy lounges and a sheltered garden area to sit and enjoy the sunshine and flowers
  • the care facility has smoke detectors and sprinklers throughout and is regularly tested by a specialist company
  • there is an emergency call bell system in bedrooms and toilets
  • newspapers can be delivered on request
  • money is held on behalf of residents for safekeeping; for use at shop and hairdresser for examples
  • appointments with the hairdresser, podiatrist, physiotherapist, dentist, optician or doctor can be arranged, the hairdresser, podiatrist and physiotherapist come to the facility. These are extra services for which a resident pays. 
  • shopping can be organised at the convenience shop at the main reception in the Macdonald Centre
  • all meals are prepared and cooked on site. A qualified dietician oversees the menu and special diets are catered for if required
  • if guests visit for lunch or dinner, they can often be catered for if bookings made in advance
  • the village café is available for everyone to use
  • the care facility is staffed with registered nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week and they’re assisted by caregivers and other professional staff when necessary, all staff have on-going training with due regard to the particular needs of the current residents in their care, and are well schooled on safety matters
  • doctors routinely visit the hospital and are on call at other times
  • the village chaplain visits regularly and is available for counselling and support; worship services are held regularly in the hospital
  • visiting family members and friends are always welcome any time, any day
  • the wider Selwyn Heights facilities are also available to the care facility residents although they may need assistance from family and friends to get there

There is a wide range of activities on offer to residents for both enjoyment and to maintain mobility. The care facility has its own activities coordinator who, with the help of volunteers provides a range of activities including: carpet bowls, reading to residents or providing large print books, breakfast in bed, listening to classical music, concerts, other entertainment, indoor games, outings, parties, barbeques, pianists and sing-alongs. A village minibus takes residents for drives, and there is a ‘happy hour’ in the care facility each week.

Room types for hospital-level care

Single room features:

  • standard single room
  • shared bathroom
  • fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Single room with outlook* features:

  • standard single room
  • built-in wardrobe
  • fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Large single room with outlook* features:

  • spacious, light and airy large room
  • built-in wardrobe
  • fully adjustable electric hospital bed

Single room and separate lounge* features:

  • spacious, light and airy large room
  • built-in wardrobe
  • fully adjustable electric hospital bed
  • private separate lounge

*Premium room charges at Selwyn Heights range between $5 and $60 per day (GST inclusive).

For more information call Veena on (09) 09 624 2600.

Amenities in the wider village
  • indoor bowls
  • outdoor bowls
  • croquet
  • knitting and craft group
  • café lunch and dinner
  • chapel
  • library books and DVDs
  • cinema screenings
  • concerts and community events
  • shopping trips
  • convenience shop
  • new/used shop
  • snooker
  • pétanque
  • buggy service