As you may be aware the Health Service is going through reforms that are designed…
People often ask us what they can do to help provide for our patients and whānau. This is our current wishlist:
- Books for our patient/whānau library: various titles $35 each
- “Feelings” stones and cards for use by social workers: $81.95 for the set
- Trees for Hospice: few trees remaining, from $200 golden tree ferns to a $5000 totara
- Hearing aid headphones for use in SPCU: one set $300
- Portable alarm mats to alert to patients getting out of bed: two at $300 each
- Height-adjustable laptop cart for medical use: $950
- Reclining chair with an electric lifter (similar to a La-Z-Boy): two needed at $2200 each for loaning to people in their homes
- Chair scales for weighing patients in the SPCU: $2275
- Specialist Air Mattress, for use in people’s own homes: one needed at $2600. This is a pressure-reducing mattress overlay that cyclically inflates and deflates, to help bed-bound patients
- Chest mannequin for training: $2,700 for educating staff
- Roho mattresses: three at $3000, and cushions: two at $1000 for use in patients’ homes. These have variable air-filled cells for pressure relief.
Our thanks to Sioux Line Dance, who fundraised for four bed levers (at $190 each), among their many donations over the years. Thanks also to Fiona Culpin who gave $6000 for two vital signs monitors and stands (see separate story). Lynne Donald donated two portable alarm mats (at $300 each) in memory of her husband who passed away in 2019. Thanks to Manuka Street Charitable Trust, for their $10,000 donation for a bathroom hoist. Roger Duncan has donated regularly, including $2000 for a syringe driver (used to administer medications). Paula Stringer has given $1900 for a Canon camera to use for video. Thank you all!