St John of God Halswell

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St John of God Halswell is a service of the Health and Ability Services division of St John of God Hauora Trust. St John of God Hauora Trust is a New Zealand Registered Charitable Trust that provides health and social services to vulnerable people.[1]. The charity is a controlled entity of St John of God Health Care, one of the largest private providers of healthcare in Australasia.[2]

St John of God Halswell provides long-term residential support for people with physical and neurological disabilities in both a residential and community homes setting.[3] The facility is located in the Christchurch suburb of Halswell.

Location[edit]

St John of God Chapel in September 2011 after the Christchurch earthquake

The facility is located in Nash Road in the Christchurch suburb of Halswell, close to the Aidanfield subdivision. The St John of God Chapel, a church registered as a Category I heritage building by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, is part of the complex.[4]

Facilities[edit]

St John of God Halswell has 60 beds. The Health and Ability Services division also operates two community homes in Addington, two community homes in the Selwyn District and three studio apartments onsite.[5]

Services[edit]

The facility provides residential physical disability services for people 16 – 65 years of age, including those with long-term neurological and physical disabilities, such as multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spinal injury and brain injury.[6]

Where necessary, residents receive 24-hour nursing care and support provided by nurses and clinical and non-clinical teams.

Gardens[edit]

St John of God Halswell is situated in 20 acres of grounds, predominately laid in formal gardens.[7]

In February 2010, the St John of God Halswell gardens were awarded the Fowler Trophy from the Christchurch Horticultural Society and the Peter Lawrence Trophy from the Christchurch Beautifying Association.[8]

In February 2011, St John of God Halswell was awarded the Peter Skellercup Trophy in the Canterbury Horticultural Society “Summer Garden Awards” 2011.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charities Services Commission". DIA. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ramsay, Healthscope not immune to doctors, patients putting off surgery". SMH. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  3. ^ St John of God Hauora Trust. "Health and Ability Services". Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  4. ^ "St John of God Chapel". NZHPT. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  5. ^ St John of God Hauora Trust. "Health and Ability Services". Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  6. ^ Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, “St John of God Halswell”. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  7. ^ St John of God Wellingon, “Awards”. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  8. ^ Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, “St John of God Halswell”. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  9. ^ Canterbury Horticultural Society, “Summer Garden Awards 2010-2011”. Retrieved 2011-02-28.

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