Hutt Valley District Health Board

Community Organisation

Hutt Valley District Health Board
638 High Street
Boulcott
Lower Hutt 5010
23 days ago

Boxes of LEGO sets donated to Hutt Hospital’s Children’s Ward

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

The Fairy Bricks charity donated boxes full of LEGO to Hutt Hospital's Children's Ward.
Fairy Bricks, a long-standing partner of the LEGO Group, donates more than 40,000 LEGO sets to hospitals and hospices each year.
"We are very appreciative of this generous donation," said … View more
The Fairy Bricks charity donated boxes full of LEGO to Hutt Hospital's Children's Ward.
Fairy Bricks, a long-standing partner of the LEGO Group, donates more than 40,000 LEGO sets to hospitals and hospices each year.
"We are very appreciative of this generous donation," said Tania Pitama, the ward's play specialist.

“LEGO is a wonderful distraction, and provides a normal everyday activity for children in hospital. It is also really easy to maintain and clean, and is great for those who are unable to get out of bed. We can also use the LEGO as gifts for children having birthdays or if a child is having a particularly hard time during their hospital stay.”

The Wellington Lego User Group (Well-LUG) delivered the LEGO to the ward last week. Their group has fund-raised over $85,000 for different charities over the past five years.

"We hold many events that help fundraiser for charities," said Jay Horne, president of the Well-LUG group. "However, our fundraising events this year have been postponed due to COVID-19. We saw this donation as another avenue where we could help. We are all very grateful to Fairy Bricks for helping to make a difference to sick children's lives.”

“Fairy Bricks recognises the essential role of play in a child’s recovery process. LEGO provides a degree of comfort and distraction for children and their whānau in hospital.”

26 days ago

Free cervical screening clinic

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

Regional Screening Services are running a free cervical screening clinic on Saturday 10 October.

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27 days ago

Community Based Testing centres

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

If you, or a family member has COVID-like symptoms, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. You may be referred to a community based testing centre (CBAC), or your GP for a test.
Testing is free and locations can be found here: bit.ly...

Please note that the Wellington Hospital CBAC is now at … View more
If you, or a family member has COVID-like symptoms, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. You may be referred to a community based testing centre (CBAC), or your GP for a test.
Testing is free and locations can be found here: bit.ly...

Please note that the Wellington Hospital CBAC is now at 196-200 Taranaki Street.

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31 days ago

Meals on Wheels

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

Did you know our kitchen team also help to cook meals for Meals on Wheels? #PeopleOfTheHutt
They make around 170-200 meals a day for people in the Hutt Valley.
Most of the meals they produce are for specialised diets and nutritional needs.

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31 days ago

Quilts

Gemma Elizabeth from Hutt Valley District Health Board

Vicki has sewn some more beautiful quilts for Hutt Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).
A big thank you from all the families and staff in SCBU.
Check out some of the photos below.

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