North Shore Times : December 17th 2010
4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS Working with North Harbour Communities Enquiries, volunteer assistants and donations welcome PH 486-8920 EXT 2670 EMAIL: email@example.com www.northshorehospitalfoundation.com Happy ending to a big year Christmas decorations have created a positive feeling throughout the hospital clinical areas. Staff are preparing to celebrate the festive season as best as they can. Traditionally a busy time for hospital services, everyone makes the extra effort to make it as easy as possible for those in hospital at this time of year The fnal fundraising event for the year `Coatesville art in the Garden was a roaring success and an excellent art exhibition was enjoyed by all. The gold coin donation raised $1600 towards extending cardiac services in the new Lakeview development New equipment for the Cardiac Investigation Unit (CVU/Cath Lab) The ongoing project `Matters of the Heart to raise funds for cardiac interventional services continues to creep towards its goal of $240,000. A request was received for specialised equipment for the Cardio Vascular Unit. A device known as a Rotoblator was asked for. This device is capable of drilling out calcifed deposits in arteries around the heart. The skilled team at the CVU are able to remove soft deposits however the harder ones require this device to remove them. Patients needing this care have still been travelling to Auckland Hospital for the procedure. The Foundation applied some of the raised funds to purchase this device that will help many of those needing this type of intervention. Calcifcation can occur predominately in the over sisties s and the North Shore and Rodney areas have a high count in this demographic. Everyone is pleased we will be able to offer extended cardiac services so travel over the bridge is not required Whats happening in early 2011? The frst planned fundraising events for the New Year are to be held in March. The Manly Bowling Club, Whangaparaoa is holding its Charity Bowls tournament for the third time nominating the hospital cardiac service as benefciary. This will be closely followed by the Rotary Club of Milford holding their highly successful corporate golf day at the North Shore Golf Club. The cardiac services are very grateful also to be nominated as recipients. A big drive is being made to ensure the cardiac project will have suffcient funds to be fully functional with a second CVU opening in the Lakeview Development in November 2011. Details of how you can help to follow in early 2011 Expansions visible at the North Shore Hospital site Lakeview The new building showing at the Shea Terrace entrance to the hospital is named the Lakeview project. Progressing well with the roof shout last week this new facility will house the following new and extended services. A newly designed and capable Emergency Care Centre; an Acute Assessment Unit; a New Coronary Care & Step Down Unit; 2 Cardiovascular (CVU) cardiac investigation & recovery facilities; MRI capable radiology unit along with the required support services. This facility will make a huge impact on the timeliness to treatment for those presenting in an acute or emergency setting. Staged commissioning of the new building will occur between March and November 2011 New renal dialysis services Building is well underway at the Shakespeare Road site of the newest renal dialysis unit for Waitemata patients. Services will be available for both in and outpatients at this unit providing both haemodialysis and CAPD. With 24 spaces planned this will be a very busy unit presenting expert state of the art facilities and care to those affected by renal disease. It is planned for commissioning around July 2011 Refurbishments Not so visible to the public are the interior refurbishments inside the main tower block at the hospital. In the main operating room areas a major refurbishment of theatres 4 and 5 is almost complete apart from the the fnal shiny medical pendants. Sporting a completely new air handling unit and state of the art fttings, these two operating rooms will increase operating capacity for the North Shore site. Ward 4, surgical service on level 4 - is closing next week to gain a major facelift. This involves new décor colours and drapes, vinyl fooring, reconfguration of the staff operational centre and lift lobby. Once completed the ward will have a full art collection installed to complete a fresh appearance for everyone around the end of February 2011 The Foundation will be taking the Christmas holiday season off and will reopen on January 17 Wishing everyone a great festive season and a brilliant start to the New Year 75 Barrys Point Road, TAKAPUNA • 486-5509 • snowandwaterski.co.nz • Ex Rentals ................. from $70 • Ex Rental Jackets ...... from $60 • Ex Rental Pants ......... from $50 • Accessories ............... 30% OFF Snow & Waterski Co. 10-50% OFF STOREWIDE CLOSING DOWN SALE WAKEBOARDS 10-35% OFF SNOW SKIS & CLOTHING 50% OFF Last Few Days HURRY!! SCHOOL AWARDS Long Bay College senior prizegiving awards: Special Awards: Dux, Grace Douglas; Proxime accessit, Stephen Parker; Academic honours, Mat- thew Jessop, Tiffany Anns; Most improved, Xander Barnard; Community service, Zak Crowhurst; Supreme award for leadership, Kieran Berry; Bi-Cultural leadership, Ken- dra Otimi; Martin Cup, Melanie Kassian; Information technology best practice, Alexis Vispo; Practical skills in the sciences, Alexandra McMinn; Overall excellence in mathematics, Gareth Gordon; Excellence in Japanese, Minju Kim; Young enterprise team, Egnite; Young enterprise individual achievement, Vivian Nouri; Representing the school in co-curricular art exhibition, Rachel Davis; Theatre tech- nical arts, Zak Crowhurst; Achievement and service to vocal music, Cameron Ekb- lad; Excellence in senior dance, John Mur- phy; Excellence in co-curricular drama, John Murphy; Excellence in creative arts, Hannah Rimmer; Participation and achievement in school instrumental music, Shauno Isomura; Excellence in graphics, Ian Milligan; Excellence in applied tech- nology, Michelle Isgrove; Excellence in accounting, Stephen Parker; Excellence in information technology, Ian Milligan; excellence in business, Sune Le Roux; Excellence in history, Rachel Davis; Excel- lence in geography, Sean Mahendran; Excellence in economics, Stephen Parker; Excellence in classical studies, Grace Douglas; Excellence in Physics, Kent Evans; Excellence in chemistry, Grace Douglas, Chelsea Amm; Excellence in biology, Grace Douglas; Excellence in sci- ence, Michael Dixon; Excellence in physical education, Max Scandrett; Excellence in statistics, Natalie van der Sande; Excel- lence in calculus, Yu Sheng Lin; Excellence in languages, Judy Mei, Grace Douglas; Excellence in media studies, Rob Edwards; Excellence in journalism, Becky Chamley; Excellence in English, Hayley Lovelock; Excellence in painting, Byrony Knowles; Excellence in sculpture, Rebecca Wyborn; Excellence in photography, Felicity Smith; Excellence in visual arts, Abi Donovan; Excellence in music, Jennifer Hutchison; Excellence in drama, Ryan Dulieu, Alex Jordan. Scholarships: The Todd Corporation award for leader- ship, Vivian Nouri; AUT scholarship, Ha Young Ahn; AUT vice chancellor's scholar- ship, Rebecca Hattaway; AUT significant student scholarship, Melanie Kassian; AUT business school undergraduate Maori scholarship, Chontelle Ah-Ping; Massey University high achiever scholarship, Chelsea Amm, Catherine Field, Byrony Knowles, Gideon Robertson; Massey Unversity captains' club leadership award, Daniel Holt; Auckland University jubilee award, Sean Mahendran, Robert Tubman, Logan Williams. Pinehurst School senior prizegiving awards: Special Awards: Dux, science faculty award, Nicole Yip; Proxime Accessit, Craig Hadwin; Academic excellence, Benjamin Wedd, Lize Angelo, Dina Veljanovska; Humanities faculty award, Avalon Biddle; Languages faculty award, Service to Pinehurst, Award for citizenship, Shannon Van der Burgh; Out- standing contribution to music, Sun-Hong (Kevin) Min; Arts person of the year, Jacinta Howes; Service to the Arts, Jessica Howes; Pinehurst outdoor leadership award, Jack Gordge; Rotary Community Contribution Shield, Emma Cavanagh; Excellence in sport, William Wood; Service to Sport, Adelaine Moody, Tessa van Zuilen; Sportsperson of the year, Su-Zahn Angelo; Scholarships: AUT scholarships, Jacinta Conza, Dhiraj Tahal; Royal New Zealand Airforce scholarship, Jade Huffadine; Can- terbury University young leaders scholar- ship, Erica Donald; Victoria University excellence award, Crosby Cup, Viktoriya Pashorina-Nichols.
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