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100% of your donation will go to the COVID-19 response for North Shore, West Auckland and Rodney

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COVID-19 Action Fund Help Care for the Most Vulnerable in our Community

With the support of our community, philanthropic and business partners, Well Foundation is establishing a COVID-19 Action Fund.

The fund will support the local response to COVID-19 being led by Waitematā DHB across West Auckland, the North Shore and Rodney.

100% of your donation will go to the COVID-19 response for North Shore, West Auckland and Rodney

COVID-19 most severely impacts the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. This Action Fund supports the expert efforts of our local health services as they develop targeted responses for the most vulnerable in our community.

Tim Edmonds, Well Foundation CEO

HOW WILL DONATIONS BE USED?

Our Focus

  • Waitematā DHB is the largest District Health Board in New Zealand with a population of 630,000 people across the North Shore, West Auckland, and Rodney.
  • Approximately 70,000 in our community are over the age of 70.
  • Donations will be used to support the targeted response for those most vulnerable in our community, including older people and those with underlying health conditions.
  • A significant challenge faced by North Shore Hospital and Waitākere Hospital is that vulnerable patients still need access to acute and chronic care, unrelated to COVID-19.
  • We are now facing the reality that new models of care, outside of our hospitals, are needed. The development of virtual clinics and community-centred care for our most vulnerable is an urgent priority.

Our Initial Priority

  • Donations will help rapidly establish remote patient monitoring for those in the community with underlying health conditions including respiratory conditions, diabetes, heart conditions, and patients with compromised immune systems.
  • To make this possible, remote monitoring devices that record heart rate, temperature, blood oxygen level, and breathing rate are urgently needed.
  • Patients will be taught how to use the devices, which will be monitored remotely by our specialist hospital staff so patients can be given advice and support on how to stay safe and well in their homes.
  • The aim is to keep our vulnerable patients out of hospital unless absolutely necessary.
  • Every donation, big or small, will help protect more vulnerable people in our community; allowing their critical care to be delivered safely from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special Thanks

To our supporting partners

Liz and Paul Blackwell Pak'nSave Albany
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