In support of Hospice Awareness Week 2017 this week (15 – 21 May) Geneva Healthcare is leading a company-wide pledge to donate goods to Hospice retail shops around New Zealand.
The initiative is part of Change Day 2017, which challenges all Kiwis, especially healthcare professionals, to make a change they believe will help improve the healthcare experience for all Kiwis. The concept is simple. Everyone identifies something they can do and pledge it on the Change Day website (www.changeday.kiwi). Then in October, everyone actions their pledge to create a mass movement of grassroots change in New Zealand. Last year a record 2,585 pledges were brought to fruition.
Geneva Healthcare chief executive, Josephine Wallis says the hospice initiative is about making a real change throughout our communities, and inspiring others to also pledge for positive change
The proceeds from the sale of these items will stay in local communities, and make a real difference to people and families in Hospice care.
Geneva Healthcare staff from 23 offices nationwide have gathered items from their own homes over the last five weeks to fill donation boxes at their local offices. The deliveries of goods to Hospice retail shops began this week around the country.
“We’ve been blown away by the support from our Geneva staff, especially in the regional offices,” says Wallis.