Jump to Content

Radius Thornleigh Park - Spencer Wing

Send me an
Information Pack
At a glance
Radius Thornleigh Park
Radius Thornleigh Park
25 Heta Road
Highlands Park
New Plymouth 4312
Postal Address
Same as above
View Phone Number
View Fax Number
View Mobile Number
View Email Address
Visit Website
Find us on Facebook
Charmaine Knight - 0272902130
Radius Care Ltd
Other services
Tap to view all photos 1/21

You need Adobe Reader to view PDF files.

Preview File Description
Radius Thornleigh Park Information Pack 2018 Radius Thornleigh Park Information Pack 2018 Radius Thornleigh Park Information Pack 2018

Please download our Information Pack. Feel free to get in touch with a Radius Care team member if you have any questions.

Given the current COVID-19 environment we have temporarily disabled our ‘feedback’ feature. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Essential visitors only - please call us first
Radius Care is a New Zealand owned and operated company that specialises in delivering the very best levels of rest home and private hospital care for our elderly population and our young disabled who require special care.

Our vision for Radius is to deliver “good old fashioned Kiwi values and standards” back into the aged care sector and this is a commitment shared by our strong nationwide network of 20 facilities. Each of these facilities share a responsibility to provide the best levels of professional nursing care, which is delivered by our staff to over 1400 residents.

So when the time comes to choose a care facility for yourself or a loved one, call any one of our managers to talk about your circumstances or just drop in for a chat. They will be more than happy to answer any questions you have, and will show you around any one of our facilities.

Radius Thornleigh Park – a beautiful homely setting, just 4 Km from the New Plymouth CBD, in the suburb of Highlands Park.

Recently refurbished, Thornleigh Park is a single level facility, set in picturesque grounds with stunning landscaped gardens.

Thornleigh Park offers rest home, private hospital with palliative and respite care in a modern environment.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 22 Apr 2013
Compliment 1:

My Husband has been a resident in your Thornleigh home for almost three years. I feel Thornleigh was part of his extended family. The staff and residents have been very kind in supporting myself and family.

Compliment 2:

Thank you all for your love and care of our Dad. Also for your support of Bet over the time Dad was a resident with you.

We did appreciate all your kindnesses, understanding and friendships. It was a long and interesting journey at times. Thank you again on behalf of the family.
Updated: 22 Feb 2012
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes A registered nurse is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes
Physiotherapist Yes Our physiotherapist will visit on arrangement by staff or your GP whenever required.
Diversional Therapist Yes A diversional therapist works Tuesday to Saturday and is responsible for designing and writing an individual activity programme for each resident.
Activities Co-ordinator Yes Our senior diversional therapist acts as our activities coordinator.
Hairdresser Yes Our hairdresser visits every week and offers very reasonably priced services including cuts, sets and perms.
Podiatrist Yes
Dietitian Yes A dietician visits on prior arrangement by staff or your GP.
Accredited Visitors Negotiable
Kaumatua Yes Visits can be arranged by staff whenever requested.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Yes Interdenominational services are held monthly within the facility and communion is held monthly as well.
Other Personnel Yes You are welcome to continue with the services of your present Doctor however we also have a local facility GP available.
Updated: 14 Oct 2013
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
Wound Care Yes
Diabetic Care Yes
Continence Advice Yes
Stomal Therapy Yes
Stroke Rehabilitation Yes
Tracheotomy Care Yes
Spinal Injuries Care Yes
Infection Control Yes
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes
Other Specialties Yes Our registered clinical staff, including the clinical nurse manager and the facility manager, actively maintain their clinical nursing skills and techniques and are able to support and care for residents with a wide range of specialised needs.
Updated: 11 Jun 2013
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes Our facility is your new home; personal furniture and other items are welcome and encouraged. Our friendly maintenance staff are happy to assist in hanging your treasured pictures and photos.
Single Rooms Yes
Ensuite Yes
Pets In Residence Yes We have a resident cat who calls our facility home and is very spoilt by our staff and residents.
Phone Access In Own Room Yes A private telephone or SKY connection in your room can be easily arranged.
Cater for under 65 yrs with Disability Yes
Lounges/seating areas Yes There are several lounges and many quiet areas for residents to enjoy.
Primary Health Funded Short Term Care Yes
Palliative Care Contract Yes We provide short and long term palliative care for residents in collaboration with the Taranaki District Health Board Hospice.
Outings Yes Regular outings are available to all residents and include picnic lunches, morning and afternoon teas, scenic drives and shopping excursions.
Whanau Room Yes
Residents Committee No Our resident meetings are held every two months and all residents and family members are very welcome to attend.
Family Committee No All families are very welcome to attend the resident meetings and regular contact and feedback with clinical staff is encouraged.
Newsletter Yes Our residents enjoy our Radius "Grapevine" and "Orbiter" 3 monthly.
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Smoking Permitted Yes Smoking is still currently permitted however only in designated areas.
Semi-Secure Yes Whilst we are not a secure facility the safety of our resident's and staff is paramount and security procedures are in place for after 6pm. All external windows and doors are lockable.
Updated: 13 Aug 2015
Special Features
Special Features
Thornleigh Park is set in attractive surrounds with manicured park like gardens and spacious lawns with a stunning mountain backdrop. We offer a well appointed facility with friendly and professional trained staff and are a home away from home for residents and families to enjoy.

Activities are planned for each week day and include daily newspaper readings, regular outings and exercise programs. We have a large purpose built activities room with a piano and large TV where we hold happy hour every week, concerts and movie afternoons every Saturday complete with freshly popped popcorn and ice-creams!
Updated: 11 Jun 2013
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Age Concern, Alzheimer's Society, Aromatherapy, Art, Arthritis society, Big print books, Blind Foundation, Board games, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Care and Craft, Chapel, Church, Children, Classical Music, Concerts, Craft, Digital camera, Electric beds, Email, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Fax, Garden, Golden Oldies, Greypower, Happy Hour, Hydrotherapy, Indoor Games, Internet, Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Minibus, Movies, Music, Newspaper reading, Outings, Parkinson's Society, Parties, Pianist, Reading, Quizzes, RSA, Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Sky TV, Stroke Group, Swimming, Videos, Views, Aromatherapy
Updated: 24 Feb 2010
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
What's included in your fees and what's not All fees and costs can be discussed upon request.
Staffing qualifications and details Radius Thornleigh Park offers friendly, professionally qualified staff who are proud of their work and pride themselves on going the extra mile for each and every resident.
Details about meals Our four weekly menus change regularly and are reviewed by a dietician. We cater for all residents likes and dislikes and any special requirements can be easily met. Our kitchen manager uses locally grown produce and bakes morning and afternoon tea fresh each day.
Updated: 13 Aug 2015
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Language Status Details
Afrikaans Yes Staff Member
Dutch Yes Resident.
English Yes All Staff
Greek Yes Staff Member
Interpreter Yes Services accessed as required.
Maori - Te Reo Yes Staff Members
Samoan Yes Staff Members
Swedish Yes Staff member.
Updated: 24 Feb 2010
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations Status Details
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes An interdenominational service is held on the 1st Thursday of each month.
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes Catholic Priest visits monthly (Communion Service)
(Other comments) Yes All denominations are very welcome at Radius Thornleigh Park and all efforts will be made by staff to cater to indiviudal spiritual and cultural needs.
Updated: 24 Feb 2010
Location Distance Details
Shops 1.50 Km We are close to the Merrilands shopping centre
Mall 4.00 Km City Centre
Library 4.00 Km City Centre
Updated: 4 Jan 2009
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 26 Feb 2009

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