Taranaki Health Foundation relaunched

14 June 2016

On Thursday, 6 June the Taranaki Health Foundation was born again.

The Taranaki Health Foundation is a non-profit organisation which was first founded in 1998, to raise funds for the Taranaki District Health Board, so that they can better provide health and disability services, funding and planning for the entire Taranaki community.

Local businesses, contractors, and individual health champions who have donated to the foundation all came together to celebrate the relaunch and to get a sneak peak of the new hospital.  This event was made possible by the kind donations from Mike Radich Wine Merchants, Dobsons Party Hire, Medirest, and Adviso Media.

Taranaki Health Foundation Executive Officer Rachel Church said, “It was a wonderful evening and a small chance for the foundation to thank not only our generous donors, but the many Taranaki District  Health Board staff and Taranaki community leaders who’ve helped us get to this point. Hearing the buzz as everyone was coming out of the elevators after seeing the new facility was great.”

The foundation’s current fundraising efforts are focused around Project Maunga with the “Improve Your Stay” and “Connected Health” campaigns which will provide enhanced patient comforts and Taranaki wide e-health services for the whole community.

“We are fundraising to enable donations that are an extra to Government funding and that will provide a variety of initiatives to occur earlier, or that in some cases without your support would not occur at all,” said Rachel.  This could include new health technologies, staff training, improved patient outcomes and visitor experience. “By donating to the foundation, you will be improving the quality of health care for people in Taranaki,” said Rachel.