In the last week we were truly blown away by the many who supported the Relieve the Pressure Appeal. Some risked embarrassment in front of a crowd during the wheelchair challenges at The Palms and UC, while some able bodied folk spent a workday using a wheelchair to raise awareness. Many spread the word and … Continue reading Relieve The Pressure Appeal a Success
The Spinal Ward (Ward HG) will be closed for earthquake repairs from 26 June 2018 for approximately 12 months. The inpatient ward is moving to Ward FG (on the Burwood site) and outpatient services will be provided across a range of different areas on the Burwood site. There will be NO access to the hospital … Continue reading IMPORTANT for all spinal patients and family attending Burwood Hospital
A significant milestone for the study of spinal cord injuries in New Zealand was announced by Ian Lees Galloway on May 23rd. For more info and reports visit https://nzspinaltrust.org.nz/nzscir/
Words to Wards Project launched this month! Christchurch City Libraries (CCL) and the Allan Bean Centre (ABC) Library are pleased to announce the ‘Words to Wards’ programme commencing in May. CCL have a wide range of electronic resources; e-books, magazines, newspapers and audio books – the project teams from CCL and the ABC Library were … Continue reading Words to Wards Project Launched
On on April 10 we went to Parliament (The Beehive) to meet with the Minister for Disability, Hon. Carmel Sepuloni, and the Minster for ACC, Hon, Iain Lees-Galloway to discuss the disparity between ACC and non ACC funding for New Zealanders with a spinal cord injury or impairment. This is how it went down.
It is with great pleasure and thanks to announce that the Four Winds Foundation have once again pledged their support of our Auckland Kaleidoscope team. Thank you Four Winds.
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The New Zealand Community Trust have once again shown support of Kaleidoscope, our vocational rehabilitation program, which helps people like Fritz find a new career after spinal cord injury or impairment. Before Kaleidoscope there was a 12.5% return to work rate, now it’s more than 60%. Thanks NZCT!
Once again we are incredibly grateful for The Lion Foundation who supports the Kaleidoscope vocational rehabilitation program. Thanks to our generous supporters we are able to continue helping Kiwis with SCI find their future.
Want to help in the trial of a new catheter for men? This one sounds pretty exciting. Canterbury Urology Research Trust is running a clinical trial and there is a small payment available. Inclusion criteria: Males ≥ 18 years Must have stable urinary management history with clean intermittent catheterization: no significant changes in bladder management … Continue reading Exciting new catheter being trialed in New Zealand
We can’t thank and congratulate Cheryl Robertson enough! A fantastic effort. https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/99031864/disabled-lawrence-woman-gives-back-with-fundraiser-bike-ride
Interview with Mel Kelly by Dr Cindy Kok Injury to outcome – a demographic review of the specialist SCI Kaleidoscope vocational rehabilitation service 1. What is your current role and organisation, and how long have you been there? I have worked for the NZ Spinal Trust for 11 years and my current position is the … Continue reading Kaleidoscope a huge success. Interview with Mel Kelly.
Merry Christmas everyone! May the season be jolly! We had such fun celebrating the festive season at the Burwood Spinal Unit. There was singing and dancing and Santa and great food and of course company. Smiles all round. Epic effort by Brett Ladbrook and team to pull this off. Thanks to all who contributed both time … Continue reading MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
A great article about our former publications editor and all round great guy, Johnny Bourke. Congratulations Johnny. https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/west-coast/paralysis-no-barrier-academic-success
If you haven’t read our end of year e-newsletter yet, here it is. Featuring an update on national appeal proceeds, an exciting book launch, a new events calendar, and some summer holiday tips and tricks.
Foundation North has approved a grant for our Auckland based Kaleidoscope team to continue providing vocational rehabilitation to New Zealanders with spinal cord injuries and impairments. We are thrilled and thank Foundation North for their support!
The $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge supports radical improvements in the mobility and independence of people with lower-limb paralysis through smarter assistive technology. Find out more about the Challenge.
7 years ago today our Connecting People Facebook Group was started. by the wonderful Debra Edmonds. Words cannot describe the difference this group has made for Kiwis affected by an SCI. Thank you to all who contribute to make this the haven it is.It really is no exaggeration to say that lives have been saved and … Continue reading Today Marks Seven Great Years!
Due to popular demand the second print run of Head Space is now at the printers. It includes an updated resources list and stroke section. If you or someone you know has a brain injury this is the definitive rehabilitation resource in New Zealand. Get yours from https://nzspinaltrust.org.nz/shop/