The Hospice NZ Grants programme, which provides all member hospices with the opportunity to purchase much needed equipment, directly supports hospices from the Far North to the deep South to continue their work, enabling people to live every moment in whatever way is important to them. More than $225,000 has been donated to date.
Hospice NZ acting chief executive Wayne Naylor says the Harcourts Foundation grants are generous and welcome.
“Having spent nine years running the clinical services of a large hospice I know just how important the specialised equipment is to support the care of terminally ill people, especially to keep them at home with loved ones. This generous grant from Harcourts will make an enormous difference to the quality of life of these people when it matters most.”
2021 Grants Programme.
Hospices around New Zealand have benefited from more than $30,000 in specialised equipment, thanks to the 2021 grants provided by the Harcourts Foundation and its supporting business owners.
The $30,729 in grants – covering costs for items ranging from oxygen concentrators and mattresses to syringe drivers and cushions for wheelchairs – has been distributed to 12 hospices nationwide.
The 2021 grants have been allocated to:
Waipuna Hospice, Tauranga ($2594) for two syringe drivers and lock boxes;
Franklin Hospice, Auckland ($2345) for one oxygen concentrator and three nebulisers
Hospice Marlborough, Blenheim ($2712) for a mattress, five over- bed/wheelchair tables, over-bed table top and 10 urinal bottle;
Hospice Tairawhiti, Gisborne ($2655) for five pressure redistributing cushions for wheelchairs;
Hospice West Auckland ($2594) for one syringe driver and a lockbox;
Hospice Whangarei ($3196) for two hyper airbed mattresses;
Lake Taupo Hospice ($2934) for specialist portable bed, anti-pressure mattress and two over-bed tables;
Mercy Hospice, Auckland ($2594) for a syringe driver and lock box;
North Haven Hospice, Whangarei ($2098) for alternating air mattress;
Rotorua Community Hospice ($2751) for three repose contur sets;
Te Omanga Hospice, Lower Hutt ($1478) for two pressure-relieving mattresses;
Totara Hospice, Auckland ($2768) for a portable oxygen concentrator.
In addition to the Hospice NZ Grants Programme, many Harcourts franchisees around the country work alongside their local hospices, both financially and through volunteer work.
Harcourts Foundation ambassador, Emma Revell says Harcourts teams from around the country are humbled to be supporting New Zealand hospices. “Our Harcourts values are: People First, Doing the Right Thing, Being Courageous; and Fun and Laughter. We believe these align perfectly with Hospice NZ’s philosophy of helping people to live every moment in whatever way is important to them.”