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New Zealand has different terms to Australia for categorizing care. Our New Zealand Homes do not have Ageing in Place and low care is referred to as Rest Home and high care is referred to as Hospital


Sacred Heart Home

Sacred Heart Home and Hospital

Brockville, Dunedin

Location and Overview

Sacred Heart Home and Hospital is located in the Dunedin suburb of Brockville. It is 5 Km from the centre of town and is readily available by bus. There is a small grocery store, pharmacy and take away restaurant nearby.

Extensive renovations to the hospital section were completed in 2010. All 28 rooms are spacious with a large ensuite. Located on a hill, 17 of the rooms have a magnificent view of the Dunedin city and the Otago harbour. The other 11 rooms look out over beautifully kept gardens. The rooms have two built in wardrobes, an electric bed, armchair, and locker.

The rest home area has 26 rooms and each room has a handbasin and toilet area. These rooms are smaller than those in the hospital section, but they also have an electric bed, wardrobe, locker and armchair.




boasts of a large lounge 

a dining area attached

Extensive windows offer a panoramic view

of Dunedin, the harbour and the Pacific Ocean.


several sitting areas including one with a similar view as described above.

Dining Room

 Activity Lounge 

Large hall with a stage for group events.

Small General Store managed by the Residents

large chapel that also serves as the Parish Church for the Brockville community. The chapel is always open for prayer and reflection and daily Mass.

Physiotherapy Room buzzes with activity in the mornings and exercise classes are often on the programme.


All rooms, including ensuites are charged at the same rate of $159.75 per day as at 30th 2021,

These fees are set by the Government on the 1st of July each year.

The daily rate to be paid by the resident will depend on their financial status, which is assessed by Work and Income New Zealand Residential Subsidy Unit (WINZ). If eligible for financial support from WINZ, that support, together with the resident`s Superannuation, will be paid directly to the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Southern District Health Board may also contribute to residents` costs once a resident has been assessed as needing permanent care.

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