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Christmas arrives early at Kidz First

They didn’t come down the fireplace – but boxes of gifts have appeared at our Kidz First Hospital who are the grateful recipients of donated Christmas gifts which will be given to our tamariki in hospital on Christmas Day.

Generously donated by healthAlliance, HealthSource and the Middlemore Foundation, the presents were delivered by Alan Parker, Service Delivery Manager, healthAlliance.

“I feel honoured that HealthSource and healthAlliance let me front for the generosity of the staff,” says Alan.

“It’s a great feeling to be able to bring some happiness to those whose Christmas is a little bit harder than normal and we hope these gifts will bring smiles to the faces of many children this Christmas.” 

Nettie Knetsch, General Manager Kidz First, says around 60 children will spend their Christmas day in hospital either in Kidz First or Kidz First ED.

“It is so nice to have the support of the healthAlliance and HealthSource teams and be able to have presents for children when they wake up in the morning in hospital or have to come in on Christmas Day.

“It really makes having to stay in hospital over Christmas much more enjoyable for the children and their whaanau.”

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