1999 - 2002
Abano Healthcare was established in 1999, but at this time, was known as EldersCare New Zealand Limited. Initially, the group was focused on developing retirement village properties and aged care services.
A year later in 2000, the company repositioned and moved away from property development toward the medical and healthcare service business by acquiring Ranworth Healthcare - New Zealand's largest provider of brain injury rehabilitation services. Following this, in 2002, they ventured into the diagnostics sector by acquiring Medical Laboratory Wellings and Nelson Diagnostic Laboratory.