Welcome to Bardowie Retirement Complex


Situated in the middle suburbs of Onekawa / Pirimai,  Bardowie Retirement Complex has served the residents of Napier since mid 1990s, and has come to become an indispensable part of the local community. Some of the local nurses have placed their loved ones at Bardowie, confirming the home’s reputation.

The complex derives its name from the small town of Bardowie situated in Scotland. The family of one of the previous owners came from Bardowie.

Every staff member, and some of them go back to 1990s, strives to achieve our stated mission - to provide a safe, warm and caring environment in which our Residents live in an atmosphere of respect and friendship; their physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs are met so that the Residents’ well-being is maintained or enhanced.

We are proud that Bardowie Retirement Complex currently holds a 3-year certification from the Ministry of Health, which points towards the professionalism of our management and staff, and our quality systems.

Bardowie’s small size with 20 resident rooms, all with their own en suites, gives us the ability to provide personalised care to all our residents. Encouraged by the positive feedback from our residents, their families, and the local community we have planned to add another 5 resident’s rooms in 2017. The necessary resource and building consents have been received for this small project.


PICTURE The day to day care-giving is led by Debbie Steed, a Registered Nurse Manager, who has nearly 20 years’ experience in aged care industry in New Zealand.

A local Hawkes Bay person, Debbie completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing at the EIT, Napier. Before joining us at Bardowie, Debbie was the co-manager at Elmwood Hospital and Dementia facility in Napier.



We provide the same high level of care for a suite of residential care service:

·         Rest Home Care

·         Respite Care

·         Day Care – Respite

·         Convalescent Care


Bardowie Retirement Complex

Phone: (06) 843 2804

Fax: (06) 843 2875

Address: 283 Kennedy Rd., Onekawa, Napier