Why choose us

We take pride in providing specialised services, designed to meet the needs of each person we support.

Our services are tailored to meet your individual needs and goals, whatever they might be.

Across HealthCare NZ, our services often work together to deliver our specialised programmes.

For example, a registered nurse who works for HealthCare New Zealand could deliver a wide range of nursing services to people needing rehabilitation support and community health services.

See all of our divisions here.

Why we’re here

People are at the heart of everything we do. We are here to support you to maintain your independence regardless of age, injury, illness or disability.

We’ll work with you to help you realise your individual possibilities.

Our values

We are committed to our values of Excellence, Respect and Support.

This means we respect your rights, dignity and cultural beliefs, and respond to your individual needs, as well as the needs of your family and whānau, and your community.

We listen

We’re connected to our communities. We listen, and constantly seek feedback to help us improve our services.

We support

We’re committed to helping you to be as independent as you can, and to realise your possibilities.

Company history

HealthCare NZ has been providing services to New Zealanders for nearly 30 years – we support more than 20,000 New Zealanders and their family/whānau, all over the country.

Small beginnings

HealthCare NZ was founded in 1988 by Peter Cottier and Doug Catley, who wanted to create high-quality community support services in the Wellington region.

The company began with a small hospital in Upper Hutt, and following positive response from the community, purchased three more hospitals in the region.


A new approach

In the early 1990s, HealthCare NZ recognised that people wanted to be supported in their own homes and communities rather than institutions, and began offering home and community-based support.

Around this time the organisation also purchased Duty Calls Nursing Bureau.


Our evolution

In 1995 HealthCare NZ extended its range of support, and began offering a range of support to people with disabilities and their family/whānau.

Ten years later, NZCare Disability played an important role in helping people with disabilities move out of institutions and begin living their lives in the community.

The organisation also began to expand into other areas and today offers services in the areas of specialist nursing, injury-related support, long-term condition management, mental health and addiction support, specialist disability services, workforce training and education, high-quality medical alarms and telehealth technology.

In 2012 HealthCare NZ was named as one of six ACC providers, and we began delivering Rehabilitation services.

2013 was another significant milestone, with Explore Specialist Advice securing the national contract for behaviour support services.