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Levels of Care Offered
Rest Home
Thorrington Village
Care Apartment
51 Birdwood Avenue
Christchurch 8023
Postal Address
PO Box 12189
Christchurch 8242
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Andrew Hoggan - (03) 982 1480
Archer Group - (03) 943 6006
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We do not want to be the biggest; we aspire to be the best

We are in the Care of the Elderly Services Industry, and we want to be regarded as market leader by holding the best reputation for standard of service and quality of personnel, through dedication to Resident service and by putting people first.

The Resident needs to be filled with confidence that Thorrington will deliver without fail.

Because We Care…
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 13
Levels of care offered in Care Apartments Rest Home
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy No
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 28 Jun 2022
My experience of moving into Thorrington has been very positive. The staff and residents have all been friendly and welcoming and I feel part of a vibrant, caring community.Thorrington is situated in a very picturesque part of Christchurch with great views of the hills. Walks around the river are within easy reach. The gardens here are a picture. Our "hidden gem" is the woodland area at the rear of the property - wonderfully theraputic for a morning stroll to hear the birdsong or to enjoy sitting under the superb trees with a wine on a warm summer evening. I feel liberated and happy and ready to enjoy Archers "Living Life...Loving Life"
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Sue Dishington
Address 51 Birdwood Avenue Beckenham
City/Town Christchurch
Company Thorrington Village Retirement Village
Phone 03 982 1480
Fax 03 332 0659
Mobile 021 902 626
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Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Richard McLoughlin
Address PO Box 5
City/Town Christchurch 8140
Company Anchorage Trustee Services Ltd
Phone 03 366 6713
Fax 03 379 2424
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Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Geoff Currie
Address PO Box 21095
City/Town Christchurch
Company Geoff Currie Lawyers
Phone 03 365 8355
Email View Email Address
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 72 Yes The Registered Nurse works Mon- Fri. There are also Oncall arrangements for RN's.
Physiotherapist Yes We can arrange for a physiotherapist to attend as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Social Worker (on site) Negotiable We can arrange for social work support if requested.
Activities Co-ordinator 32 Yes
Hairdresser 16 Yes Our hairdresser attends two days a week.
Podiatrist Yes We can arrange for a podiatrist to attend as required.
Dietitian Yes We can arrange for a dietician to assist as required.
Accredited Visitors Yes
Kaumatua Yes We can arange for Kaumatua to attend as requested.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes We hold denominational and non denominational services.
Other Personnel Negotiable
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Dialysis Yes We can assist with CAPD and APD. Haemodialysis requirements can be discussed.
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Infection Control Yes
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes As discussed at the time of admission.
Single Rooms Yes We have standard and Premium (3 times size) available
Shared Rooms Yes We do have shared room facilities for appropriate residents.
Rooms suitable for a couple Yes We have Premium Studios available
Ensuite Yes
Alcohol Permitted Yes
Pets In Residence Yes Cats, birds, fish.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes Portable phone available for resident calls within the facility.
Resident can adjust heating in own room Yes
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes As well as the main lounge, residents and friends are welcome to make use of several seating areas that are away from the hustle and bustle of the main areas.
Gay / LGBT IQ Friendly Yes
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We can provide short term care subject to availability.
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes We provide Daycare support for a limited number of participants.
Outings Yes Our activities coordinator arranges trips and outings that are appropriate for the residents and season.
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted outdoors. Smokers are welcome to enjoy strolling around our gardens.
Semi-Secure Yes
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Special Features
Special Features
Our family owned and operated complex ensures quality care at all times.
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Activity programme includes: bingo, interdenominational Church services, concerts, entertainers including pianist, exercises, minibus outings, music, crafts, BBQ, board games, visits from canine friends, craft and projects, friends and family happy hour, bowls, quizzes, visiting interest groups, e.g. local pre-school and much more.

Library books, including big print books, are chosen from our local library on a monthly basis, to ensure an excellent selection.

We publish an activity newsletter for both dependant and independant residents.If you would like to be on our mailing list, e-mail us.
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals Our five weekly rotational menu has been endorsed by a dietician. Breakfast may be served in bed. The main meal is in the middle of the day and the tea meal includes a hot dish or salad, a home baked commodity, fresh fruit. Morning afteroon tea and supper are also served with snacks and tea/coffee available 24 hours.
Updated: 26 May 2020
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Denominations/Faiths represented Yes We are happy to support individual residents express their personal faith in a respectful manner.
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.60 Km Easy 8 minute walk to Orbiter route which can take you to Eastgate, The Palms or around the city.
Shops 2.00 Km St Martins New World
Mall 3.00 Km Barrington Mall
Parks 0.50 Km Beckenham Park
Library 1.50 Km Christchurch South Library is nearby on Colombo Street
Updated: 8 Jan 2021
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Member.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 8 Jan 2021

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.

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