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Patrick Ferry House (On-Site Aged Care Hospital)

Consistent with our FAMILY FIRST ethos, the Highgrove concept is all about keeping family and loved ones together. Patrick Ferry House Aged-Care Hospital was designed to be closely connected with the independent living apartments – literally just a short internal walk away.

This close proximity allows couples and community friends to remain together and connected, even when circumstances dictate a more intensive level of care is required for one of our residents.

Aged Care available:

Patrick Ferry House provides for a range of Aged Care needs. We offer:

  • Day care
  • Respite care
  • Rehabilitation & recovery
  • Full rest home care
  • Palliative care

Our team of trained Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants provide support when required while always encouraging our residents to maintain their independence as much as possible.

Designed to Make You Feel at Home

For most people, an Aged Care or hospital environment is not particularly welcoming which is why our single occupancy rooms, while modern in function, are designed to make you feel more at home. Each room has a private ensuite and access to either our Mediterranean courtyard or an individual balcony.

We provide four comfortable lounges for use by our residents and their families – enjoy time with guests, participate in some of our activities or quietly relax with a bit of TV. Some of our lounges have access to outside areas too. There are two dining rooms – one on each floor of our hospital. Residents and visitors have access to a kitchenette on each floor where tea and coffee facilities are available.

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Services offered by Patrick Ferry House:

  • 24/7 Registered Nurse
  • 24/7 Emergency Call Button
  • Visiting Doctor
  • Visiting Physiotherapist
  • Medicine Dispensing
  • Full-time Care
  • Meal Plans
  • Hairdresser
  • Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Activities Programme
  • Van Outings
  • Communal Dining

Get more information

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.


We are a member of the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) and recommend their website for information regarding admission into an aged care hospital and rest home.

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.


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.

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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.

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