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Thorrington Village
Care Apartments
51 Birdwood Avenue
South East
Postal Address
Thorrington Village PO Box 12189 Christchurch 8242
(03) 982 1480
(03) 332 0659
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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 Santa Maria will deliver without fail.

Because We Careā€¦
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
Updated: 28 Mar 2013
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care13
Vacancy Yes
Impending vacancy Yes
Additional Room CostsNo
Updated: 21 Jun 2018
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.Thorringtonn 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: 11 Jul 2016
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Bob Ward
Address 51 Birdwood Avenue Beckenham
City/Town Christchurch
Company Santa Maria Retirement Village
Phone 03 332 1480
Fax 03 332 0659
Mobile 027 681 4690
Email View Email Address
Updated: 2 Apr 2013
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Richard McLaughlan
Address 1 Sir William Pickering Drive
City/Town Christchurch
Company Anchorage Trustees
Phone 03 366 6713
Fax 03 379 2424
Email View Email Address
Updated: 11 Dec 2014
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name John Callaghan
Address Airport Business Park 92 Russley Rd Christchurch 8013
City/Town Christchurch
Company McGillivray Callaghan & Co.
Phone 03 366 8996
Fax 03 366 6253
Email View Email Address
Updated: 2 Apr 2013
TypeHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse 40 Yes The Registered Nurse works Mon- Fri. There is also Oncall arangements 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 Monday -Saturday 48hrs per week.
Hairdresser 24 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: 2 Apr 2013
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
Other Nursing Specialities Yes
Updated: 2 Apr 2013
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 We have standard and Premium (3 times size) available
Rooms (Shared) Yes We do have shared room facilities for appropriate residents.
Rooms (Suit Couple) Yes We have Premium Studios available
Ensuite 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.
Semi-Secure Yes
Sprinklers Yes
Audit report available Yes
Updated: 2 Apr 2013
Special Features
Special Features
Our family owned and operated complex ensures quality care at all times.
Updated: 2 Apr 2013
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: 2 Apr 2013
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 Registered Nurse has over 10 years experience as a Registered Nurse working with the elderly. Prior to coming to Santa Maria, she worked at hospital level care for older persons. She is supported by our Enrolled Nurse and caregivers in caring for the elderly. Many of our Caregivers have been at Santa Maria for some years.
Updated: 2 Apr 2013
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: 2 Apr 2013
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes Member.
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)
Updated: 2 Apr 2013

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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