Fern Haven wins ex­cel­lence in care award

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

Rangiura’s de­men­tia unit, Fern Haven, has been recog­nised at this year’s New Zealand Age Con­cern As­so­ci­a­tion/ IN­site Ex­cel­lence in Care Awards.

The es­tab­lish­ment was awarded the Built and Grown Environment award at an awards cer­e­mony in Auck­land at­tended by 600 in­di­vid­u­als from res­i­den­tial rest homes, hos­pi­tals and de­men­tia fa­cil­i­ties. Jack­son Enterprises Lim­ited spon­sored the Built and Grown Environment award and man­ager Gus de Vries pre­sented it to Rangiura staff, res­i­dents, Rangiura Trust Board and Fundrais­ing Com­mit­tee mem­bers re­cently.

‘‘It is the first fa­cil­ity of its type in Aus­trala­sia be­cause it is mod­elled around a huge house and not an in­sti­tu­tion. It en­ables the res­i­dents and their fam­i­lies to get to­gether and al­lows in­ter­ac­tion. It is an ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic build­ing, congratulations,’’ Mr de Vries said.

Fern Haven opened last De­cem­ber and was aided by the huge fundrais­ing push made by the fundrais­ing com­mit­tee and the South Waikato com­mu­nity that helped to raise $840,000.

WIN­NERS: Gus de Vries of Jack­son Enterprises Lim­ited pre­sented the Built and Grown Environment award to Rangiura.

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