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.
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!
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/
In celebration and recognition of our long-standing relationship, the NZ Rugby Foundation has donated $5000.00 to our national appeal. The relationship started in 1998, when a phone call from Prof Alan Clarke to newly appointed NZRF Chairman Maurice Trapp provided the impetus for an operational refocus. Whilst there is no formal agreement it is understood that … Continue reading The power of two – creating something bigger than its parts.
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For more information click the link below: South Island Para Cycling Camp 2017 – Full Flyer
On September 5th we acknowledged World Spinal Cord Injury Day at Burwood Hospital and also celebrated the 40th birthday of the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit. To watch the live footage visit: https://business.facebook.com/NZSpinalTrust/videos/1548416625251677/ The Free Disability Iceberg resource is available at https://nzspinaltrust.org.nz/disabilityiceberg/
We are very pleased to share with those who are interested a document updating the progress to date on the NZ Spinal Cord Impairment Action Plan (2014-2019). The NZ Spinal trust is in the thick of this work and we are glad to see improvements being achieved as a result of the plan. You can view … Continue reading NZ Spinal Cord Impairment Action Plan (2014-2019) Update
New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby Nationals Christchurch 11th-13th August 2017 Pioneer Stadium – FREE ENTRY!!! Friday the 11th August 9.30am Canterbury v Auckland Game 1 11.30am Waikato v Wellington Game 2 1.30pm Canterbury v Waikato Game 3 3.30pm Wellington v Auckland Game 4 Saturday the 12th August 10.00 am Canterbury v Wellington Game 5 1.00pm … Continue reading NZ Wheelchair Rugby National 2017
Check out the article on page 10 https://nzspinaltrust.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Contact-August-2017.pdf
New Books at the ABC Library
Thank you Dick, for your years of service. Mr Dick Johns has contributed to the wider Canterbury community for several decades. Mr Johns has volunteered for 57 years as a register leader of The Boys’ Brigade, a Christian organisation that aims to facilitate the development of boys into leaders and responsible citizens. He has served … Continue reading QSM Awarded To Burwood Volunteer Dick Johns
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If you are an ACC client that has a traumatic brain injury that is considered moderate or severe then you are eligible to receive one funded copy of the Headspace Book. This can be ordered by the client, their family, ACC case manager or ACC provider of services on behalf of the client. Click here … Continue reading Free $50 Headspace Book
A retiring professor and her husband have donated a whopping $1 million to the University of Auckland to help with groundbreaking research that could see wheelchair users able to walk again. Professor Louise Nicholson’s parting gift is the largest single donation ever made by a staff member of the university and will be used to … Continue reading Tremendous News For Spinal Cord Injury Research
The NZ Spinal Trust (NZST) and Healthcare Rehabilitation (HR) are collaborating to develop a new community based peer support service to help those with spinal cord injury (SCI) in NZ live independent, productive, and confident lives within their communities. “We regularly hear of people with a SCI not doing so well in life once they … Continue reading Introducing ‘Out There’ – A Peer Support Service for People with Spinal Injuries
Cheers to BNZ Crusaders Marty McKenzie, Digby Ioane, Ben Funnell, and Tim Perry for visiting Burwood Spinal Unit today. You made many patients, their families, staff and friends smile and forget about their troubles for a while. Best of luck with the rest of your season! For more images visit our Facebook page here