Christchurch Hospital12 Chairs for the Children's Ward Charity Share
With her young son in hospital, and no suitable sleeping arrangements during her stay, a local Christchurch mother grew determined to bring better options to Christchurch Hospital for parents like her, who refused to leave their child’s side. She hatched the Fundraiser for 12 Chairs for the Children’s Ward, a partnership with Māia Health Foundation, dedicated to bringing a dozen sleep-worthy recliner chairs to the high dependency children’s ward. The medical recliners had to have antimicrobial fabric and components to meet the hygiene standards of a hospital environment and be easy to maneuver and operate.
12 Chairs fundraised for the chairs and received donations from many generous individuals, clubs and schools.
The charity partnered with Alloyfold to source and develop the chairs to meet hospital requirements and in 2017, 12 chairs were commissioned to donate the 13 recliners to Christchurch Hospital. This project kicked off a wide range of healthcare recliners which have been successful in DHBs across NZ.