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...and to the people of Nelson Tasman Region
To care always
- Atawhaihia, Manaakihia Mo Ake Tonu
Throughout the year a number of fundraising
events are staged locally by Hospice and
affiliated organisations to help raise the monies
required to sustain the services offered by
Hospice. They also raise the profile of Hospice
and what it offers the region.
Most recently was the annual Tug-of-Peace
in which a record dozen teams from Nelson
businesses and organisations tested their
strengths in competition for the winning title.
Once again, the Nelmac team was victorious --
this is the fourth event it has won.
The team was led by water services manager
Duncan Renwick who says the secret to the
team's success was "having a strong crew
of 12 pullers to swap between each of the
Aside from the battle for the overall winner,
there was good natured rivalry between local
emergency services -- the police and the fire
service.The police eventually won the battle.
Hospice Trust chairwoman Elspeth Kennedy
said it was amazing to see all the teams
participating in the competition and supporting
Record turnout for Tug-of-Peace
Victors again: The Nelmac team took out the Tug-of-Peace winner's title for the fourth time.
Hospice. Sincere thanks are extended to the
following teams which took part:
Fulton Hogan, NMDHB, Nelson City Council,
Nelmac, Nelson Fire Service, Nelson Police,
Nelson Giants,Talleys, ANZ, MediaWorks,
Gibbons Holdings, AMP Powerhouse plus
those "made up" teams and the random team
comprised of members of the crowd and
including Mayor Aldo Miccio and
Hospice ambassador Jeremy Matthews.
Brute strength: Bob Neighbours leads the Fire Ser vice team during the Tug of Peace in Trafalgar Street.
Motueka district nurses enhance Hospice reach
Enhancing the Nelson Region Hospice
specialist palliative care service into Motueka is
a dedicated team of six part-time district nurses.
Experienced and well qualified -- two have
completed Masters training in palliative care
-- the nurses visit Nelson Region Hospice
patients at home following a refer ral from
A vital role of the specialist palliative care
nurses is helping both the patient and the
family understand the diagnosis and to
provide advice and support to manage the
symptoms, in all or any for ms. They also liaise
with the patient's, family, GP or specialist,
both on patient condition and scheduling
appointments. Administering drugs, changing
dressings and a number of other medical
procedures are also part of their role.
If patients need to travel for appointments
away from home, the nurses will ar range travel
and accommodation or if feasible, drive them
to the appointment.
On the home front, they will organise supply
and delivery of Nelson Region Hospice
owned equipment and support tools of all
kinds -- from electric chairs and beds to bed
baths -- to make the patient's, and family's, life
easier and more comfortable.
These dedicated specialist palliative care nurses
are also available for after hours, evening call-
outs. All up, they work tirelessly, accomplishing
myriad tasks designed to ease the anguish
of the ter minally ill. Theirs is a significant
contribution to the Motueka community.
Following the resounding success last year of
the NZ Doctors' Orchestra concert staged
as a fundraiser, the orchestra is to present
another concert this year. It will again be
held at the Nelson School of Music, on
Sunday June 23, with proceeds going to
Hospice.The orchestra consists of some 60 --
70 players, many of whom play professionally,
or have played professionally in regional
orchestras around the country; there are also
a number of students.
Final arrangements for the performance
are cur rently underway and details will
be posted on the Nelson School of Music
website as soon as finalised.
Huge concert success of last year to
repeat in June
Upcoming fundraising events 2013
A barbecue lunch will be provided at the beginning with ongoing refreshments continuing
around the course. Golfers are requested to bring their own golf clubs. There will be sets
available for hire on the day for those who are non-golfers.
• Soloist Harp concert / March 9 & 10
• Plinkers Ukulele Group / March 17, Wakefield
• Receptionist of the Year / April (Date to be confirmed)
• NZ Doctors’ Orchestra Concert / June 23
• Mid-Winter Christmas Dinner / June (Date to be confirmed)
Gibbons Construction Golf Tournament
Held at Nelson Golf Club, Bolt Road
Registration 12pm; Tee off at 1.00pm
For more information on these and upcoming events or to be involved in supporting
Hospice staging an event, contact Hamish Kennedy on 03 548 3797.
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