A leader in Healthcare excellence for the Older Person

The Golden Age Rest Home was established by John Tooby in 1985 with subsequent facilities being added, the Golden Healthcare Group is now New Zealand’s largest privately owned healthcare business.

With the development of the purpose built Lady Wigram Retirement Village, Golden Healthcare group now offers eight facilities for the older person.

This Christchurch based group includes the Golden Age Retirement Village and Brookhaven Retirement Village, while specialist dementia care is available at Camellia Court, Albarosa Rest Home, Somerfield Rest Home, Brookhaven and Hoon Hay Rest Home. The group provides 380 beds and employs over 220 Christchurch based staff.

Golden Healthcare Group understands the needs and expectations of those making the move to a retirement village setting.

Our experienced and caring staff are committed to making your move the best thing you have done in your life.


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About Our People

Golden Healthcare Group is a family owned and operated business with over 30 years of experience. John Tooby founded the Company and has lead the expansion right through to the latest Lady Wigram purpose built Village being completed at present.

John has been joined by his daughter, Olivia this year, and she has taken on the role of Operations Manager. The Company is well supported by an Executive team of five who are specialists in their own areas and passionate about running a high performing operation with excellence in Healthcare for the older person.

The Golden Healthcare facilities take huge pride in their grounds. The gardens and private outdoor areas are frequently enjoyed by their residents.


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The Golden Healthcare Benefit

Residents of Golden Healthcare Group homes enjoy the benefits of additional clinical resources and integration within a service designed to provide a continuum of care, to meet residents’ changing needs.

Golden Healthcare Group are proud to be local and take the time to assist you in your decision making on where to place your loved ones.

The support of a professional Services Unit of Registered Nurses and an Executive Management team also adds to residents wellbeing.


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Golden Healthcare Vehicle

Golden Healthcare has recently refreshed its brand, The new stylised golden circle adopted by the group features on all its amenities and the four new vehicles in the Healthcare fleet. These comfortable vehicles are used across all facilities for the many outings we offer.

If there's anything else you'd like to know...

Obviously cost is an important area you’ll want to discuss. Our fees are similar to other Rest Homes and subsidies are available for those who qualify.
If you have any queries at all, please contact the Facility Manager of the Rest Home.