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The Arohanui Hospice Shop is celebrating 20 years of service in Palmerston North and the wider Manawatu.
Since the first shop was opened on Walding St in 1995, the shop has grown and so has the number of stores, all supporting Arohanui Hospice’s palliative patient care, which started in 1991. Read the full story here.
Palmerston North’s Ukulele Festival has not been all about sound, with Newbury-based Oamaru stone sculptor Carla Woollaston also joining the fan club.
From Sculpture Play 3D, Woollaston is a tutor who holds regular workshops for people interested in turning their hand to creating art out of the easy-to-carve white stone. Read the full story here.
Averil Jean Sheehan. Born March 13, 1956 in Inglewood. Died September 1, 2015. Nurse, La Leche League stalwart, marathon walker and cyclist.
Five weeks ago, Palmerston North Hospital emergency department nurse Averil Sheehan completed her 108th marathon at Fort William in Scotland.
On Wednesday, walkers, cyclists and La Leche League friends packed St Mary’s Catholic Church in Ruahine St for her funeral.
Never a public figure, Averil was described by hospital chaplain Sande Ramage as a treasure, a role model and mentor who was kind and humble. Read the full story here.
Palmerston North’s Arohanui Hospice is welcoming a wide-ranging review of palliative care services. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said the review would be undertaken by the Ministry of Health, with support from a palliative care advisory panel. The news comes on top of the Government’s Budget announcement of a $76 million investment into hospices. The review is expected to cover primary and specialist services at home and in hospital, hospice and aged residential care facilities. It will focus on improving services and the likely demand over the next 10 to 20 years.
Arohanui Hospice chief executive Clare Randall welcomed the review. Read the full story here