About us

Highgrove Retirement Village and Patrick Ferry Hospital are the brainchild of the late Patrick Ferry and his wife Gerrie, Highgrove is a family affair where the driving ethos is family first.

Not only are we a family run village, we consider all our residents to be members of our family too. As such, everything we do is centred on providing the best place to live – there are no compromises when it comes to how residents are cared for and treated by our team.

Our history

Highgrove was established in 2008 and is the Ferry family’s second village and aged care facility. Patrick and Gerrie Ferry built their first village, Greenview Park Retirement Village and Terence Kennedy House, in 1997 in Oratia, Waitakere.

Gerrie, a current Director and a former Nurse herself, knew exactly what she wanted to achieve. Collaboration with close family friend, renowned British Architect Terence Kennedy, produced a village which delivers the aesthetic, style and function envisioned, and turned Gerrie and Patrick’s Highgrove dream into reality.

Unfortunately Patrick did not live to see their vision completed, passing away unexpectedly midway through the construction of the hospital in 2007. During this difficult time for the family, daughter Khim (who was already part of the management team) took on overseeing the construction project achieving completion of the hospital in 2008. Now the Managing Director, Khim and Gerrie were joined by brother and son Patrick (Jnr) as Operations Manager in 2012.

Highgrove concept

The Concept

The Highgrove village concept replicates the Greenview Park Retirement Village and Terence Kennedy House concept – provide first class facilities to enable residents to continue to live life their way. Backed by outstanding personal service and, most importantly, personal care; we provide an enviable lifestyle.

Today, Highgrove stands as a testament to Patrick and Gerrie’s vision. A family friendly, boutique village consisting of 50 apartments side by side with Patrick Ferry Hospital, a 74 bed aged care facility – all with a reputation for outstanding living.

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We want to provide you with as much information as possible before deciding on your future lifestyle. We can provide you with information packs, site visits and more.

What do our residents say?

Thank you for your warm & welcoming manner in welcoming Gordon. When he passed by your desk & the assistance and support you offered us in managing Helens care. Our experience at Patrick Ferry House was appreciated and first class.

Lester Family

It was good to see the happy atmosphere at the party and the staff all joining in. Jet is in good hands.

Jill, Karleen & Selwyn

Thank you for the wonderful care and consideration of Nelson.

Nelson’s family

A warm thank you for the care and attention you have given to Bert over the last 2 years, it has been very much appreciated.

Bob, John, Barbara and families

Thanks for the consideration and dedication you show towards my Dad. His profession was one of ‘caring’ for people less fortunate, so it is nice to know he is now on the receiving end. Keep up the good work.

Megan

Thank you all for making my family so welcome, we won’t forget your hospitality and kindness towards us. I am so glad that I picked Patrick Ferry House for Bevan’s last days, he felt safe and secure there.

Carole and all my family

Thank you for the good care you have given Mike over the last week. I appreciate the attention you give him which gives me the opportunity to recharge my batteries.

Pat Scott

Thanks Patrick Ferry House, we’re so lucky to have picked you!

Janet Templeman & Leonie Gallaher

I cannot praise the staff enough. They hold my mum’s hand, pat her forehead, they pop in and out even when they are not rostered to look after her. They interact with my sister and I, comforting us by giving a casual pat on the shoulder to make sure we’re ok, always showing great concern.

Patrick Ferry House

My mother felt comfortable as soon as she arrived at Patrick Ferry House and immediately joined in with the activities. We could see she felt safe and secure. We were able to relax in the knowledge that our mum was being looked after so well.

Patrick Ferry House

We are proud to be a member of the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) and the Retirement Village Association.