Fisher & Paykel Healthcare recently presented Counties Manukau Health with 12 myAirvo units designed to help patients with respiratory problems, primarily chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The units are valued at just under $3000 and are intended to help people with respiratory problems be treated in their homes, and reduce the frequency with which they need to come into hospital, Marcus Driller VP Corporate, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare says.
At a small ceremony to receive the units, CM Health chief executive Fepulea’i Margie Apa thanked Fisher & Paykel Healthcare for the donation. She noted the similarities in CM Health’s and Fisher & Paykel’s values.
“Your awhi (support) of our kaupapa (approach to work) is incredibly valued,” Ms Apa said.
Mr Driller said Fisher & Paykel Healthcare was pleased the people of Counties Manukau would benefit from the units, noting many of the company’s 2500 New Zealand employees reside in the area.