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   The Leslie Groves Home, Day Centre and Hospital are operated by the St John's (Roslyn) Friends of the Aged and Needy Society Inc., a charitable trust governed by a Board of parishioners from the Anglican parish of St John's Roslyn in Dunedin, New Zealand.  This web page, part of the St John's Roslyn website, outlines the services provided by Leslie Groves.

   Please click on one of the links below to go directly to that section of the page.


   Leslie Groves Home was established in 1952 in a large house in Wakari Road.  In 1963 an architecturally designed, purpose-built home was built on the present Sheen Street site.  The Home was extensively redeveloped and modernised in 2002.

   The Leslie Groves Day Centre opened in 1996 in a large home situated next door to the rest home, and in 1997 the Board purchased the Wakari site and hospital buildings.

   In May 2006, Elisabeth Cunningham spoke in St John's church about the history of Leslie Groves.  A sound recording of her talk, in mp3 format, is available from the 2006 Sermon Archive on the St John's website.

     Leslie Groves' Vision

   To provide lifestyle options for people who require caring and support.

     Leslie Groves' Values

  • We value the dignity and self worth of the people we support.
  • People having control of their own lives is important.
  • People will be supported in a caring way - spiritually, physically, emotionally and intellectually.
  • The people we support will be encouraged in their individuality - the richness of diversity is valued.

     Current Services: The Rest Home

   The Rest Home offers 34 single rooms, all with shared or private ensuites, for the elderly assessed as requiring permanent rest home level care.  Respite care, rotational respite care and carer support are also available.  Meals are cooked on the premises.  Daily activities are structured towards both individuals and groups.  All personal care is carried out by trained caregivers under the direction of a registered nurse.  A registered nurse is available during weekdays - at all other times a registered nurse is available on call.

   22 Sheen Street, Roslyn, Dunedin
   Telephone (03) 474 1082
   Fax (03) 474 5544

     Current Services: The Day Centre

   The Day Centre offers weekday care to elderly people who remain living in their own homes or live with family, but who benefit from a day programme that offers friendship, activities and other opportunities to maintain their independence and socialisation skills.  Leslie Groves provides transport for most clients to and from the day's activities.  Clients may be referred by a needs assessment service or their G.P., or may self-refer and pay privately.

   18 Sheen Street, Roslyn, Dunedin
   Telephone (03) 474 1082
   Fax (03) 474 5544

     Current Services: The Hospital

   Leslie Groves Hospital is situated on a large corner site in Wakari.  A feature of the property is the large grounds with ample parking space and large attractive trees and shrubs.  Major redevelopment of the buildings on this site is planned.  Currently three units are situated at the hospital.

   Redwood Unit - an 18-bed continuing care hospital unit for elderly residents assessed as requiring hospital-level care.  Care is provided by trained care staff under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Single and shared rooms are available.

   Taieri Unit - a 26-bed psychogeriatric unit catering for residents with advanced dementia and related illnesses.  It is a secure unit and has 24 hour, 7 day per week registered nursing cover.  Mostly single rooms with ensuites.

   Ferntree Unit - a 14-bed unit designed to cater for people younger than 65 who require 24-hour care in a supported environment.  Staff are trained to care for residents with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, neurological conditions, head injuries and a range of other conditions which are not age related.  Single rooms are available.

   321 Taieri Road, Wakari, Dunedin
   Telephone (03) 476 3045
   Fax (03) 476 3046
   E-mail: lgrovesh@es.co.nz

   Principal Nurse Manager: Lyneta Russell, RGON, MA (Nursing)

The St John's Roslyn Website

The Leslie Groves Home and Hospital  -  Dunedin, New Zealand  -  (03) 474 1082 (Home)  -  (03) 476 3045 (Hospital)  -  lgrovesh@es.co.nz