Pohlen support

Matamata Chronicle - - Opinion/news -

On be­half of the trus­tees of the Pohlen Foun­da­tion Trust I would like to thank our en­tire com­mu­nity for the ex­tremely gen­er­ous support we have re­ceived dur­ing our 2013-14 fi­nan­cial year in our fundrais­ing ef­forts for Pohlen.

The foun­da­tion has raised a very cred­i­ble $215,157.

‘‘The Pohlen Foun­da­tion Trust’s pur­pose is to support Pohlen Hos­pi­tal Trust Board by fundrais­ing for equip­ment, fa­cil­i­ties, ameni­ties, ser­vices and know-how for Pohlen Hos­pi­tal, as iden­ti­fied by the board in con­sul­ta­tion with the Pohlen Hos­pi­tal Trust Board,’’ as quoted from our trust deed.

We were able to support many and var­ied projects at Pohlen and still save [$73,360] for the cap­i­tal works as­so­ci­ated with the con­struc­tion of a new wing.

Of the $113,125 pro­vided to the hos­pi­tal board for projects this last year:

$27,450 as­sisted with the pur­chase of eight items of med­i­cal equip­ment;

$4700 sup­ported the salary of the co-or­di­na­tor of the out­door ex­er­cise fa­cil­ity;

$29,331 was for the pur­chase of the Bur­lodge food ser­vice unit;

$3644 as­sisted with the pur­chase of fur­ni­ture with a fo­cus on a fam­ily-friendly area for pa­tients’ vis­i­tors;

$40,000 was for the kitchen re­fur­bish­ment and new equip­ment; and,

$8000 was for the in­stal­la­tion of a new tele­vi­sion in each pa­tient room as well as pro­vid­ing wi-fi through­out the ward.

In our cur­rent fi­nan­cial year we have al­ready pumped sig­nif­i­cant funds into the ward re­fur­bish­ment so that cur­tains could be re­placed and the ward en­tirely painted, and we con­tinue to support the Pohlen out­door ex­er­cise and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion fa­cil­ity pro­gramme which is free to any­one in our com­mu­nity.

We take the time to host groups here at Pohlen.

We feel it is im­por­tant as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble know about Pohlen; the ser­vices we pro­vide and the im­pact this has on our com­mu­nity and ul­ti­mately why Pohlen needs our support.

So thank you one and all; your col­lec­tive support means we can pro­vide the best pos­si­ble health­care for our com­mu­nity both now and in the fu­ture, keep­ing health­care on our doorstep.

We wish you all a very merry Christ­mas. Lady Mar­garet Spring Chair­per­son of Pohlen

Foun­da­tion Trust

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