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 $275,000 has been donated to date.
Hospice NZ acting chief executive Wayne Naylor say:
“Every year, hospices around Aotearoa New Zealand rely on grants and fundraising to purchase much needed equipment to support the care of people with a terminal illness. The continued support of Harcourts makes this just a little bit easier by funding an annual grant programme through Hospice New Zealand. This year, Harcourts has supported eleven hospices with $50,000 to buy critical items such as diagnostic equipment, pain relieving syringe pumps, hospital style beds and chairs. This equipment helps keep people at home with whānau and friends and lets them enjoy life surrounded by the things and people they love.”
2022 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 $49,408 in grants, have been distributed to 11 hospices nationwide, covering costs for items ranging from beds and mattresses to syringe drivers and shower commodes.
The 2022 grants have been allocated to:
Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North ($5000) for one mobile digital screen.
Dove Hospice, Auckland, ($5,000) for one body therapy bed and three magnetic glass whiteboards.
Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty, Whakatane ($5,000) for four pulse oximeters, three overbed poles, three sphygmomanometers, two propelled commode sliding footplate, two mattress overlays and, three heal protectors.
Hospice Marlborough, Blenheim ($3,492) for two syringe driver lock boxes, two bed extension kits, one mattress overlay and cover and, one shower commode and soft seat.
Hospice Mid-Canterbury, Ashburton ($4,950.00) for two HP ProBooks.
Hospice Southland, Invercargill ($3,343.00) for one shower commode.
Hospice West Auckland, Auckland ($5,188.00) for two syringe drivers and lockboxes.
Mercy Hospice, Auckland ($2,594.00) for one syringe driver and lockbox.
Nelson Tasman Hospice, Nelson ($4,951.00) for one transport bed, four bed levers, four bed handset holders, and one weighted stuffed animal.
Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch ($4.890) for two syringe drivers.
Rotorua Community Hospice, Rotorua ($5,000) for two syringe drivers and lockboxes.
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.”