Taranaki DHB warns against hoax fundraising phone campaign
23 October 2014
The Taranaki DHB is concerned that hoax calls are being made to members of the public asking for them to make a donation to the Taranaki Base Hospitals children’s ward (Ward 2B).
Leigh Cleland, Clinical Services Manager – Child & Maternal Health said, “The TDHB has no part to play in a fundraising phone campaign for the children’s ward, it is a hoax and anyone who has received such a phone call should contact the police.”
The Taranaki DHB has systems for raising funds for the children’s ward. Mrs Cleland said, “In the past there have been fundraising initiatives organised by groups to fundraise for artwork on the walls or toys and entertainment for children to play with in the wards.”
The Taranaki Health Foundation is the Taranaki DHB’s fundraising partner and one of the only organisations responsible for fundraising for the hospital.
Michael Joyce, Taranaki Health Foundation Chairman said, “The Health Foundation works in partnership with the Taranaki District Health Board to provide extra funding for health and disability services as well as funding and planning for the entire Taranaki community,” he said.
The Taranaki Health Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and receives no ongoing financial support from the Government. By donating to the Foundation people will be contributing towards enhanced patient and visitor comfort and care for all people in Taranaki. For more information visit http://www.taranakihealthfoundation.org.nz/how-to-contribute.
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Last updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014