History

Since we first opened our doors as Howick Baptist Healthcare in 1977, we’ve continued to grow and evolve our services in order to give our residents the very best care possible.

history

1972

Land is purchased at 15 Union Road to build an independent, dedicated rest home and hospital for the Howick community.

1977

The Howick Baptist Healthcare rest home opens on 1 November, followed by the hospital on 21 November.

1982

Independent cottages are built to cater for independent residents and our day programme is established for older people in our community.

1989

Our state-of-the-art physiotherapy and occupational therapy block opens.

1992

We begin our home support services to help older people in our community feel less lonely and isolated.

1993

We open a 20-bed hospital ward and achieve Accreditation from the New Zealand Council of Healthcare Standards, an independent accreditation agency.

1996

HBH Senior Living’s dedicated day programme unit opens, allowing expansion of this popular community programme.

2009

Our modern, independent living apartments at 139 on Union are opened.

2012

The hospital is rebuilt to allow expansion to 97 beds and create a modern, fully licensed facility to best serve our residents.

2013

The 31-bed rest home is rebuilt, also to improve facilities for our residents.

2014

HBH Senior Living becomes an Eden Alternative facility and is awarded the first four Eden Principles.

2015

HBH Senior Living is awarded four years certification, the highest level available from the Ministry of Health. A new logo and brand identity is designed to reflect HBH Senior Living’s status as a modern, innovative retirement care and village.