News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Well well well… we’re the Well Foundation

Well well well… we’re the Well Foundation

A dynamic new charity – the Well Foundation – has launched and is ready to help Waitemata District Health Board meet its promise of “best care for everyone”.

Well Foundation CEO Andrew Young says the new fundraising entity is a powerhouse of talented people with skill, expertise, vision and a deep passion for our local communities.

Set up as an independent charitable trust, the foundation will work strategically with the DHB to raise funds for major projects that support innovation, smart use of technology and new initiatives that will enable the DHB to be a leader in healthcare The new foundation, championed by Waitemata DHB Chair Dr Lester Levy, is a key part of his aspiration to see the DHB continue its turnaround and become the leader in New Zealand’s health sector.

Mr Young says Dr Levy and Waitemata DHB CEO Dr Dale Bramley strongly endorsed the concept for the Well Foundation – one fundraising body to serve and have strategic overview of the entire DHB – after taking stock of the gains the DHB had made in the last few years.

“Waitemata has gone from the bottom of the performance table to the top, and Dr Levy and Dr Bramley have assessed that it’s time to establish a new, fresh and highly focused foundation to take the DHB even further ahead."

“The Well Foundation marries beautifully with the Waitemata DHB in terms of our shared values, growth aspirations and bold future,” Mr Young says.

Waitemata DHB will be responsible for providing core items to run the health service, with the Well Foundation stepping in to provide the “icing on the cake” on agreed new projects and technology, equipment or models of care that will help make the DHB an innovative national leader.

“Where we step in is funding for something brand new for the Waitemata DHB, whether that’s new equipment, a brand new service, staff upskilling, a new model of care, research or technology that’s never been seen before in this region or in this country,” Mr Young says.

The Well Foundation will raise funds through activities including donations from grateful patients, families and generous donors, mail appeals, events, corporate sponsorship and trust and foundation grants.

The fresh-­thinking new charity has already attracted star ambassadors in Olympic discus thrower Beatrice Faumuinā and Breakers basketball star Tom Abercrombie.

It also has a vibrant, high-­calibre core team and local board, which will prioritise fundraising projects that drive innovation and advance healthcare for local people.

Dr Levy, Dr Bramley and Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Brant will sit on Well Foundation’s board to provide a direct line to the Waitemata DHB’s top priorities for new projects.

The Waitemata DHB runs the North Shore and Waitakere hospitals as well as community-­based health services in the region.

The Well Foundation replaces two previous entities, the North Shore Hospital Foundation and the West Auckland Health Services Foundation, which both operated independently for over a decade in support of the DHB.

Mr Young says the emergence of the Well Foundation builds on the good work of the previous foundations and spells an exciting new era for Waitemata DHB and he looks forward to spreading the word and raising support for local communities.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>

Culture: RNZB Showcases NZ Artists With Two World Premieres

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s mixed bill Salute - Remembering WW1 which opens on 22 May will showcase the talents of New Zealand artists working at the top of their field. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news