Home' Special Publications : Nelson Region Hospice Trust Contents We're always on the look out for talented
people and at this time would love to hear
from anyone interested in the following
• Massage in the Community -- a lovely
chance for our patients to relax.
Visit patients at home to offer head,
shoulder, hand or foot massage. For mal
massage qualifications required. A time
commitment of approximately 3 hours
• Bed & Equipment Delivery -- help our
patients cope at home. Work in pairs
delivering or collecting electric beds and
equipment from patient homes. Hospice
van provided. Required during the
week, sometimes call-outs are at short
notice and can take 2-4 hours each. This
role suits fit, active adults with a clean
driving licence and who are comfortable
around illness. Join up with a friend and
do it together.
• Sweeping & Grounds Care -- keep us
looking neat, tidy and beautiful. A great
job for someone who likes spending time
outdoors and is relatively fit. We've got
lovely gardens but the leaves and cobwebs
build up. Plants could also do with water
during the hot summer months. A lovely
job for the right person.
• Birthday Flowers -- a chance for you to
put a big smile on a patient's face. A
great opportunity if you've got a garden
full of flowers and are willing to make up
a bunch in time for a patient's birthday.
A real chance to spread some joy.
To find out more, please call Mary
Gar ner, manager,Volunteer Services, on
03 546 3912 or email mary.garner@
In a concerted effort to boost its outlying
regional services and capabilities, with
emphasis on the Motueka/Golden Bay areas,
Nelson Region Hospice is going ahead with
a programme to gain funding to initiate a
scholarship programme. This programme
will provide for two GPs to undertake a post
graduate specialist palliative care scholarship
study programme at Auckland University --
the only place in the country offering such a
study course. Under Hospice's initiative, the
two GPs will be funded for the course.
Hospice manager, Frans Dellebeke, says,
"In order for Hospice to enhance our
services in the regional, rural areas, ideally
we'd like the GPs to be situated in the
Motueka/Golden Bay areas.Then they can
be sited there when the study is completed,
thereby providing specialist skills, as opposed
to general expertise.
"The aim of Hospice putting this
programme in position is to increase local
GP's involvement in specialist palliative
care in the outlying regions."
Hospice is applying for a gover nment grant
to fund the scholarship project but funding
has yet to be finalised. "However it is funded,
the programme will definitely proceed,"
Specialist palliative care scholarship programme to be introduced
Thanks to our sponsors...
Shops vital to sustaining Hospice
services in the region
Alongside specific fundraising events held
throughout the year, there is another
component vital to the sustained earning of
income for Nelson Region Hospice Trust
-- the Hospice shops.
These are staffed by volunteers and there
are five shops in the region: a general goods
and separate furniture shop in Nelson itself,
and three others located in Richmond,
Motueka and Takaka. All are overseen by
Des Slow who has been involved with the
enterprises for over 10 years.
Des says Hospice relies on the profit from
the shops to support its regional services
and welcomes donations of any saleable
items. "We are extremely grateful for the
support of the community both in the
for m of donation of goods for sale and
also for support in the form of purchasing
from us," he says. "The shops are very well
supported and form a large part of raising
funds to allow us to continue to provide
our essential services to the community."
The shops offer a comprehensive range
of goods from household items to used,
good condition clothing items, jewellery,
CDs and books -- and much more. All are
extremely well priced. To support Hospice
and help the environment by recycling, pay
a visit to your local Hospice shop. Keep in
mind also that the money raised stays
local so is going to the benefit of your
If you have items to contribute please
contact Des, Hospice Shops manager,
on 03 546 7254.
• Nelson Shop & Fur niture Shop / Mon-Fri 9am-4pm / Sat 9.30am-1pm
• Richmond Shop / Mon-Fri 9.30-4.30pm / Sat 9.30-12.30pm
• Motueka Shop / Mon-Fri 9.30-4.30pm / Sat 10-1pm
• Takaka Shop / Mon-Fri 9.30-4.30 / Sat 10-12.30pm
Shop Open Hours
Volunteers are integral to the success of Hospice and the continuation of the impressive and comprehensive range of services
offered to patients and in the activities associated with raising vital funds.
Whether they are patient contact roles, such as support groups, bereavement follow-up or drivers; whether they are limited
contact roles, or non-contact roles, such as working in one of the Hospice shops or fundraising, every little bit helps.
As has become our late summer tradition
we invite volunteers to join us for an
afternoon of fine food and wine in
recognition of the talents and time they
offer so generously.
2013 is a particularly special year as we
mark a key milestone - volunteers that have
been with us for 25 years. An incredible
achievement in any "role". This year we are
hosting our Garden Party at Fossil Ridge
in Richmond -- here's hoping for a sunny
afternoon and a real treat for all.
Two new volunteer initiatives have been
proving hugely successful and enjoyable
for Hospice patients and volunteers alike.
"Have You Ever ..." is a social programme
designed to introduce patients to a range
of activities such as: Have you ever ...
held a violin, roasted coffee, written a
poem, painted a picture are just some of
the ideas to be explored.
A monthly Coffee & Cake for Caregivers
session has also been trialled and will run
again in the future.
Have you ever...
Volunteers: Val and Caroline help June, left, and
Marijke, right remember the past. "It's lovely," says
June, while Marijke admitted she missed the weekly
sessions during the festive season break.
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