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 2 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

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Current Notices:
Date: March 2020
Posted by: All of Us
Notice: 10th March 2020

To Family of Resident's

As you will be aware there has been much media coverage around the recent outbreak of the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19), with confirmed cases now in New Zealand. For current status and information about this outbreak please refer to the MOH website:

Our aim is to ensure the safety of our Resident's and Staff. For this to happen it is essential all visitors follow MOH guidelines

If you have been overseas visiting Countries now on high alert we ask you do not visit the rest home till you have self quantined for 14 days and only if you are 100% well after this time you are able to visit.

If you have any illness, cough, cold, sore throat, diareah etc. we ask you do not visit till you and all those you live with are completely symptom free for 5 days.

If you are unsure please phone the rest home for advice. (04) 383 8485

Upon entering Irwell please use the sanitiser in pump bottle and again when you leave

Fill in the Visitor's Book when entering and leaving

Thank you


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