Jump to Content

Search our directory

Thorrington Village - Larch Wing

Send me an
Information Pack
At a glance
Thorrington Village
Dementia Care (Secure)
51 Birdwood Avenue
South East
Postal Address
Thorrington Village PO Box 12189 Christchurch 8242
(03) 982 1480
(03) 332 0659
View Email Address
Visit Website
Andrew Hoggan - (03) 982 1480
Archer Group - (03) 943 6006
Other services
Add your own review for this service

This service provider has not received any reviews yet.

"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 DHBYes
Updated: 7 Mar 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 11
Vacancy Soon
Our Dementia wing is set in Lovely established grounds with a homely feel.
We currently do not have a a single room available
Impending vacancy Yes - 3/4 beds are unavailable
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 20 Jun 2018
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes The RN works Mon- Fri , There is also Oncall arrangements for RN's .
Physiotherapist Yes We can arrange for a physiotherapist to attend as required.
Occupational Therapist Negotiable
Own Social Worker Negotiable We can arrange for social work support if requested.
Activities Co-ordinator 40 Yes Our activities coordinator works Mon -Friday .
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser attends three 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: 17 May 2012
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of ExpertiseStatusDetails
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
Oxygen Management Yes
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advisor Yes
Infection Control Yes
Stomal Therapist Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Dialysis Yes We can assist with CAPD and APD. Haemodialysis requirements can be discussed.
Specialised Dementia Care Yes
Gerontological Care Yes
Clinical Manager Yes Our Nurse manager works Monday - Friday and is also on the Oncall roster.
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Updated: 14 Oct 2008
Under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Day Care Yes We provide Daycare support for a limited number of participants.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes We can provide short term care subject to availability.
Whanau Room Yes We have a twin bed room available in separate lodgings on site, with washing and cooking facilities.
Rooms (Single) Yes
Rooms (Shared) Yes We do have shared room facilities for appropriate residents.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes
May Bring Own Furniture Yes As discussed at the time of admission.
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
Family Committee Yes
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents 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.
Outings Yes Our activities coordinator arranges trips and outings that are appropriate for the residents and season.
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is permitted outdoors. Smokers are welcome to enjoy strolling around our gardens.
Sprinklers Yes
Updated: 15 Dec 2009
Special Features
Special Features
Our family owned and operated complex ensures quality care at all times.
Updated: Unknown
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Our Activity programme includes: bingo, interdenominational Church services, concerts, entertainers including pianist, exercises, minibus outings, music, newspaper reading, baking, flower arranging, crafts, BBQ, board games,visits from canine friends,craft and projects, friends and family happy hour, in-house working mens club, pool, visiting interest groups e.g. vintage car club, local pre-school, target bowls, in-house ladies high afternoon tea, quizzes, video library, newspaper reading 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: Unknown
Additional Information
Additional Information
Details re 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.
Staffing Details Our Nursing Manager has over 10 years experience as a Registered Nurse. Prior to coming to Santa Maria, he worked at hospital level care for older persons. He is supported by our Registered Nurse and Enrolled Nurse who have over 15 years experience in caring for the elderly. Many of our Caregivers have been at Santa Maria for some years.
Updated: 14 Oct 2008
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
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: 14 Oct 2008
Public Transport 0.00 km There is a Bus stop at the gate with regular schedules.
Shops 2.00 km Countdown Supermarket on Colombo St, as well as corner dairies
Mall 3.00 km Barrington
Parks 0.50 km Beckenham
Library 1.50 km Christchurch South Library is nearby on Columbo Street.
Updated: 14 Oct 2008
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Member.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 14 Oct 2008