18 September 2023

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Enliven Director recognised

Congratulations to our amazing Enliven Director, Sally O’Connor, who was recognised at the Te Whatu Ora Southern Nursing Excellence Awards, receiving the Outstanding Service to Nursing Award. Sally has significantly and positively impacted so many people throughout her career across our region. The outstanding service she has given to nurses over many years continues today as she supports our Enliven team who work tirelessly for our aged care residents.

Banner image: Enliven Director, Sally O’Connor

Annual General Meeting

You are warmly invited to our 2023 AGM to be held:

Thursday, 26 October 5.30pm,
Burns Hall, First Church, Moray Place, Dunedin

Guest speaker:

Mr Chris Fleming, former CEO of the Southern District Health Board, will be speaking about:
‘Aged Care, looking into the future challenges’

Some changes to the constitution will be proposed at this meeting. All are welcome.

For catering, please RSVP by 20 October to reception@psotago.org.nz

Thank you to our supporters

Thank you to the following organisations who are some of those that have supported us with grants this year!

  • Central Lakes Trust
  • Otago Community Trust
  • Patricia France Charitable Trust
  • ACE Shacklock Charitable Trust
  • Mercy Hospital Dunedin Limited
  • Dunedin City Council
  • The Tindall Foundation
  • The Timothy Blair Trust
  • The Presbyterian Church Property Trustees (acting on behalf of a collection of donors)
  • John N Lemon Charitable Trust
  • Graham and Olive West Charitable Trust
  • New Zealand Lottery Grant Board
  • David Ellison Charitable Trust
  • The Campbell Charitable Trust
  • Kingston Sedgfield (NZ) Charitable Trust

Thank you to our supporters

Domino Effect

domino effect

New Zealand’s aged care sector is in crisis.

Aged care has been chronically underfunded by successive governments, resulting in a lack of capital investment in facilities. This comes as the sector grapples with rising costs and an acute shortage of 1,200 registered nurses.

Many providers have had no option but to close beds, with a number closing their doors for good.

In the past year, over 1,000 beds have closed permanently and 1,200 closed temporarily across NZ due to staff shortages. More closures are expected to follow.

In an effort to get the Government to listen and take action, the Aged Care Association has launched a campaign, titled ‘The Domino Effect’.


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