Irwell Rest Home - Wellington, New Zealand

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Address: 11 Irwell St, Island Bay, Wellington    Phone: (04) 383 8485    Fax: (04) 383 8797    Email:

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Irwell Rest Home is a Stage II Rest Home catering for the elderly in need of care, comfort and security. We provide Respite Care, Convalescent Care, Short-term care and Long-term care.

Irwell Rest Home is a purpose built rest home and is privately owned and operated by the Nicolson Family of Island Bay. Irwell was architecturally built to fully utilise the wonderful rural and sea views, and all day sun. The Building is well insulated, has a robust fire evacuation scheme and a high earthquake safety rating.

All bedrooms at Irwell are single rooms, with each room having its own en-suite comprising shower, toilet and vanity. Bedrooms also have a television, refrigerator, telephone and heating. We provide genuine 'home-cooked' meals and cater for most dietary and cultural needs.

Staff employed at Irwell are very friendly and competent, most have had many years experience in caring for the elderly. We offer all staff on-going education to help them keep up-to-date with the ever changing needs of the Elderly. Most care staff have gained the Level 3 National Certificate in Caring for the Elderly.

We have a full activities programme which runs Monday Friday. Many and varied activities are on offer including outings, newspaper reading, exercise programme, indoor bowls and musical events to name a few.

Our vision for the rest home is to create a 'family' orientated rest home, ensuring a 'stress-free' life-style for our residents. The peaceful surroundings, skilled staff and family atmosphere will ensure that you, your loved ones or friend's stay will be comfortable and enjoyable.

John (Manager) along with his wife Heather live on site at the rest home, and are available to all residents and families (including out of hours). To arrange a visit, or for additional information please contact:

John or Heather Nicolson (owner/manager).

Irwell Rest Home is a Member of Health Care Providers New Zealand

One of the regular day trips departing
One of the regular day trips departing

Current Notices:
Title: Welcome 2014
Date: March 2014
Posted by: All of us
Notice: Irwell Rest Home

the Family Home


Dear Families

Here we are just on two months passed Christmas! Where does the time go? Thanks to all of you who attended the Christmas Party, I'm sure you will all agree it was a great success.

Julia has been keeping the Residents busy during the day with a variety of activities from knitting, small board games, cards, painting, keep fit groups etc. Most Residents enjoy participating in the Activity Programme, some attend all day every day others are more selective with their participation (having a choice is essential!). The latest photos are from our Valentines Day party. If you would like copies please don't hesitate to tell a staff member which photos you would like OR drop off a memory stick so they can be put on to that.

Residents are enjoying the new menus developed in conjunction with our Dietician, difficult to ensure all needs are met and the menu is varied covering all food groups etc, it appears we have done it.

Residents Meetings are continuing to be held Monthly, please feel free to attend the meetings, Julia has dates and times on display around the Facility.

Early February we had the Ministry of Health unannounced surveillance audit, all went well, the Auditors were very impressed with the comments and feedback they received from Residents, Relatives and visiting professionals.

We are going to have the Influenza Vaccination in two weeks time, consent forms will be available for the Residents to sign OR for their EPOA to sign on their behalf.

Please remember not to visit if you or someone in your household is or has been unwell in the past seven days. We need to keep the Residents and Staff free from illness as much as possible, please remember to use the sanitiser when entering and leaving the facility.

Please, please remember to get a Staff Member to lock you out if visiting after 5pm, this is an on-going issue that we need your cooperation in – thanks.

Kindest Regards

Residents, Staff and Management

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