Radius Hawthorne is located on a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac bordering the Christchurch suburbs of Fendalton and Ilam. Our refurbished hospital and dementia care facility provides ‘round-the-clock care for those who can no longer manage entirely on their own.

Residents requiring hospital-level care are accommodated across two wings, with a number of the rooms having an ensuite and kitchenette. Sunlight streams through the large windows and doors, allowing plenty of natural light and access to our beautifully landscaped, award-winning gardens. We also have two secure dementia wings, each with a protected garden area, furniture and shades. For peace of mind, CCTV has been installed in this area.

At Radius Hawthorne our aim is to make life as fulfilling as possible for each individual resident. We encourage our residents to remain active, helping them pursue their hobbies and passions, while also providing some of life’s little luxuries. When you choose to make Hawthorne your home, we’ll make your complete wellbeing a priority—that’s why we offer more than just medical care.

  • GP service
  • 24 hour RN cover
  • Preventive Care
  • Hairdresser
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Podiatrist
  • Regular Entertainment & Outings
  • In house activities program
  • Beauty Therapy/Manicures
  • Clothing alterations
  • WiFi

    Hospital Care

    Hospital level care is provided for those residents who have a significant disability and medical concerns.

    Dementia Care

    For residents with dementia we offer specifically targeted services, specialist staff and secure environments to ensure maximum wellbeing and safety at all times.

    Respite Care

    Short-term stays, or respite care services, are available to those who are unwell (eg, recovering from an illness or hospital stay) or who simply are in need of extra support.

    Palliative Care

    For those nearing the end of their lives, specialist medical services and clinical staff are available to meet ongoing comfort and care requirements.

    Young Disabled Care

    Young Physically Disabled (YPD) care is available in certain locations, for those under 65 who require assistance with self-care, mobility and/or communication.

Sarah Skinner

facility manager - Experience in Aged Care: 35 years+

Sarah is a registered nurse, of 35 years’ experience which includes tutoring, working in an Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation Unit (AT&R) and in acute medical assessment unit.   She has worked in aged care for over 20 years, starting as a caregiver, working as a registered nurse and for over 10 years as a manager.

Sarah is very excited to be able to return to assisting people and their families who are living with dementia, retain feelings of self-worth and have some form of meaningful engagement.

Sarah believes in the truth that teamwork makes the dream work and is excited to work with such a dedicated team of caring individuals.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.


    Address 10 Saint Winifreds Place
  • City Christchurch
  • Region South Island

Facility Reviews

Any concerns we had with dad were handled well by nurse management. Carers made an effort to interact with dad and this kept his spirits up. During dad's passing staff could not have been more helpful and caring towards us his family. We appreciated this immensely. While no care home is perfect, we found Brunner wing a safe, attentive facility with staff who really seemed to care.

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Sarah Skinner
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