Rambling Rich – November 2021
Hi everyone, well it has been a while since I have written to you, and a lot has happened both at Waipuna Hospice and nationally.
COVID-19 has resurfaced in the community meaning level changes were rolled out across the country. Despite this, and because of our generous community, Waipuna Hospice continues to provide excellent care in these uncertain times. We are also spending a lot of time planning for the “what if” moments that COVID can bring with it.
Thank you to everyone involved in this planning phase, and our local community for your ongoing support. We were blown away by the level of support we were shown post lockdown, and thanks to you we have managed to bounce back and hit the ground running.
I would also like to extend my thanks to everyone who has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Because of you we are better placed to protect our loved ones, healthcare sector, and community. Here at Waipuna Hospice, we are working with our teams on the vaccination rollout for healthcare workers and associated staff and volunteers and I am pleased to say we are on target for a fully vaccinated team by the government deadlines.
On a personal level, I encourage you all to get vaccinated – and, if you do feel unwell, please get a test.
The most devastating thing for Waipuna Hospice would be for one of our team members or families to fall sick. This would put us under huge pressure as we would move to a “skeleton staff” whilst we were all “close contact” tested. This could take several days.
I want us to be there for our loved ones and community into the future with the same excellent care our community expects. Getting vaccinated will greatly help us maintain that.
Please – if you are not vaccinated yet, consider getting the jab – it is for more than just you, it is for all of us.
Kia kaha and stay safe,
This update was first published in our newsletter – Waipuna Connections, issue 78.