Dementia Unit Wellington Opening

Duncan House Officially Opened 


Continuing their 112 year history of providing care, Sprott House’s Duncan Lodge was officially opened during 2010 by the Minister of Health, Tony Ryall. This new modern purpose built dementia wing comprises 20 en-suite rooms, each designed with access to secure courtyards.

In his opening address, the Minister complimented Sprott house on their far sighted and innovative attitude and their determination to provide such a facility.

Chris Sanders, General Manager of Sprott House, is delighted with the new facility which is the latest step to be completed in the redevelopment of Sprott House Retirement Complex. This redevelopment started more than two years ago.

Duncan Lodge is unique in New Zealand and is designed to be a home away from home, with a beautiful glass pavilion and other lovely facilities.

It has been designed to replicate normal daily living in the home, as far as possible, and to create a safe, comforting environment while maintaining a high quality of care for our dementia residents.

Each resident has a care plan designed to meet their individual needs and is involved in group or one on one activities to keep as active as possible. As well, Sprott House is adopting the Spark of Life Programme for all residents with dementia.

These are very exciting developments for Sprott as we will be able to make a real difference for dementia residents and their families, both from the perspective of where they live and how they are cared for.


Speeches and press releases about the launch.
Sprott House Chair's speech >>
Press release >>
Dementia Care - Where To From Here >>

Photographs from the Launch >>