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

 

Thanks given by Bay of Plenty DHB following eruption

Thanks given by Bay of Plenty District Health Board following Whakaari – White Island eruption

Thanks are being given to all those who have given gifts and donations, or offered their support in other ways, to Whakatāne Hospital staff following the Whakaari - White Island eruption.

“The staff at Whakatāne Hospital have been overwhelmed with the gifts of love and support since the Whakaari – White Island eruption on Monday 9 December,” said Bay Of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) Interim Chief Executive Simon Everitt.

“These have come in many different forms and from many different avenues. There are too many people to mention individually but as an organisation we wanted people to know just how much their kindness at this time, whatever shape that has taken, has been appreciated.”

The gestures of goodwill included dozens of messages of support from the public, flowers and numerous deliveries of food to support staff including: trays of kiwifruit, water, cakes, chips, chocolate, fruit platters and cherries. There were also hand-painted messages from local schools; staff whip-arounds at other critical care units and pizzas from colleagues at Tauranga Hospital.

Characteristic of the type of gifts and kindness received was the delivery of a box of food by members of the Rural Women’s Network to Whakatāne Hospital. The group also delivered boxes of food to St John and Whakatāne Coastguard.

“We have also been supported by our healthcare colleagues at other DHBs in terms of them releasing staff members with specific expertise, to offer the benefit of their knowledge and experience. For example we have had visits from both a clinical psychologist from Christchurch, who was involved in their earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and an experienced trauma nurse from Waikato DHB.

“In light of all of this generosity I would like to say a heartfelt thank you on behalf of the BOPDHB to all those who have supported our staff at such a trying time.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>


Floorball: NZ To Host World Cup Of Floorball In 2022

In a major coup for a minnow nation in the European-dominated sport of floorball, New Zealand has won the rights to host one of the sport’s marque international events. More>>

National Voyage Continues: Tuia 250 Ends

Tuia 250 has unleashed an unstoppable desire to keep moving forward and continue the kōrero about who we are, say the co-chairs of the Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee, Dame Jenny Shipley and Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr. More>>

ALSO:

Te Papa: New Chief Executive From Its Own Staff

Courtney Johnston has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Te Papa. Ms Johnston will take up the role in December 2019. Since its founding, Te Papa has had a dual leadership model, and as Tumu Whakarae|Chief Executive, Johnston will share the leadership with Kaihautū Dr Arapata Hakiwai. More>>

ALSO:

Over 150 Productions: NZ Fringe 2020 Has Launched

The upcoming festival will be held at 40 venues all over Wellington Region from 28 February to 21 March, and includes every genre possible—theatre, comedy, dance, music, clowning, cabaret, visual art, children’s shows and more! More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland