The Hand and Wrist Centre was founded in 2015, with Dr Timms, Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Mr Tom Sharpe, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Hand Therapists Craig Hawkyard.

The centre provides a full range of hand therapy and rehabilitation, hand and wrist orthopaedic services including consultations, surgery and post operative care.

Surgerys are performed in our day theatre located at our offices or Southern Cross Hospital next door.


Dr Fiona Timms

Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Fiona was born and raised in Dunedin. She graduated from University of Otago Medical School in 1992 and began her formal surgical training in 1998. She became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2001 before completing further sub specialist training in Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney. ​ She worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the hand unit at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland and then North Shore Hospital 2003-2005. In 2005 Fiona moved to Christchurch to work at C

Mr Tom Sharpe

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Tom grew up in Scotland and graduated from Glasglow University in 1996. He came to NZ in 1998 and completed the NZ Orthopaedic training programme in 2007 became fellow of NZOA in 2008. He completed fellowship in Hand and Upper Limb in orthopaedics in Edinburgh and Adelaide and started work in Christchurch as a full time orthopaedic surgeon in 2010. He is an orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in wrist, hand and upper limb surgery but also does trauma surgery, hip and knee arthroplasty.

Craig Hawkyard

Hand Therapist

Craig graduated from The University of Otago Physiotherapy program in 1997. His interest in Hand Therapy grew from a placement in the Hand Unit at Christchurch Hospital, where he worked for the first two years of his career. After working in the UK from 2000-2004 he returned to New Zealand and has been working in Christchurch as a Hand Therapist since – becoming a New Zealand Registered Hand Therapist in 2006. Craig has been involved in the Hand Therapy New Zealand executive and is currently

Sue Bell

Hand Therapist

Sue is a Hand Therapist who works part time with Craig.

Dorice Stephen


Dorise is our very experienced receptionist and is the person who will greet you on arrival. Dorise has worked in specialist practices for over 20 years and is responsible for booking follow up appointments, sending tests among many other tasks!

Nikita Anderson

Medical Secretary

Nikita is responsible for all new patient and surgery bookings, the management of the complex bookings sytem.

Janie Andrews

Theatre Nurse

Janie is Dr Timms theatre nurse in our local rooms theatre.

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