The Harcourts Foundation

 

More than $64,000 has been donated to hospice services throughout the country in the third year of the Harcourts Foundation funded, Hospice NZ Grants Programme. 

The Harcourts Foundation and Hospice NZ established this unique programme in July 2017, and to date more than $195,000 has been donated to hospices across the country. The goal of the programme is to provide member hospices with an opportunity to apply for grants to fund key capital items that have a direct benefit to people using hospice services.

2019 Grant Recipients:
  • Harbour Hospice $9,238 for two comfortable, reclining chairs for patients staying at the inpatient unit
  • Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty $5,123 towards beds and equipment that can be used in people’s homes in the community
  • Hospice Far North $4,717 towards beds and equipment that can be used in people’s homes in the community
  • Hospice Southland $10,000 towards a vehicle enabling rural nurses to visit people in their own homes
  • Hospice Taranaki $4,526 for two beds that can be used in people’s homes in the community
  • Hospice Waikato $5,996 for two air mattresses for the Community Care Service
  • Lake Taupō Hospice $5,938 towards beds and equipment that can be used in people’s homes in the community
  • North Haven Hospice $9,492 for three beds and mattresses for patients staying at the inpatient unit
  • Nurse Maude Hospice $5,042 for two air mattresses for patients staying at the inpatient unit
  • Waipuna Hospice $4,185 for a bed and accessories for people’s homes in the community
2018 Grant Recipients:
  • Hospice Mid Northland – two beds that can be used in people’s homes in the community
  • Nelson Tasman Hospice – two beds and mattresses for the hospice inpatient facility
  • Te Omanga Hospice – two syringe drivers for providing pain relief
  • Rotorua Community Hospice – two specialised beds
  • Mary Potter Hospice – a lift chair to provide safe access to bath facilities at the inpatient facility
  • Hospice Taranaki – a bed for use in the community
  • Otago Community Hospice, $10,000 towards a bladder scanner
  • Hospice Tairawhiti – an adjustable bed for use at home in the community
  • Nurse Maude Hospice – a specialist air mattress
  • Totara Hospice  two premier mattresses for use at the hospice inpatient facility
2017 Grant Recipients:
  • Hospice Whanganui – $10,000 towards a new car, enabling the community nursing team to visit people living in rural areas
  • Arohanui Hospice – $10,000 towards re-flooring bathrooms in the inpatient facility
  • Totara Hospice – four syringe drivers to provide people with relief from pain, and lock boxes to house the pumps
  • Hospice Waikato – three electric beds for use in the community, supporting people to remain in their own homes
  • Rotorua Community Hospice – four lock boxes and two syringe drivers
  • Otago Community Hospice – two electric beds, providing comfort for people staying in the inpatient unit

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.”

Hospice NZ Chief Executive, Mary Schumacher says, “We’re very grateful to the Harcourts Foundation and to Harcourts teams throughout New Zealand for working with us on this unique programme. These grants make a real, tangible difference to people using hospice services, and help ensure hospice care remains free of charge. We’re very proud of this programme”.

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