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Thorrington Care Home - Larch Wing

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Thorrington Care Home
51 Birdwood Avenue
Christchurch 8023
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Philip Hanson - (03) 595 2505
Archer Group - (03) 943 6006
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"At Thorrington, our home is your home."

Our Philosopy of Care is always the promotion of self esteem and independence, interest in family/whanau and the community. This enables the frailties of age to be kept in their right perspective.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with Te Whatu OraYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 11 Oct 2022
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Detail Status
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 10
Vacancy Yes
Our Dementia wing is set in Lovely established grounds with a homely feel. We currently do not have any single rooms. However we have three double sized rooms with a minimum premium.
Impending vacancy Yes - Yes, please enquire
Short stay considered No
Premium Accommodation Charges Some Rooms as at 25 Jan 2024
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: 16 Apr 2024
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse 80 Yes The RN 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 Our activities coordinator works Monday-Friday .
Hairdresser 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: 11 Oct 2022
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
Clinical Management Yes Our Nurse manager works Monday - Friday and is also on the Oncall roster.
Other Specialties Yes
Updated: 11 Oct 2022
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes As discussed at the time of admission.
Single Rooms Yes
Shared Rooms Yes We do have shared room facilities for appropriate residents.
Rooms suitable for a couple 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.
Updated: 11 Oct 2022
Special Features
Special Features
Our family focused and operated complex ensures quality care at all times.
Updated: 11 Oct 2022
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, friends and family happy hour, 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 dependent and independent residents. If you would like to be on our mailing list, e-mail us.
Updated: 11 Oct 2022
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: 11 Oct 2022
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: 11 Oct 2022
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
Parks 0.50 Km Beckenham
Library 1.50 Km Christchurch South Library is nearby on Colombo Street.
Updated: 11 Oct 2022
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA) Yes Member.
Aged Care Association New Zealand (ACA)
Updated: 11 Oct 2022

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