Health Fund PLUS supports Slide Sheets Making Life Smoother | Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau

Health Fund PLUS supports Slide Sheets Making Life Smoother

Thanks to a successful application to Health Fund PLUS, our Allied Health team now has a stock of slide sheets to offer carers of palliative patients in Northland. 

The slide sheets make repositioning patients while on the bed smoother, making life easier for the patient and the carer, and reducing skin issues from manual handling. The sheet aids in moving patients from a bed to a chair, bed to bed and repositioning patients up to the bed. 

The slide sheet is made of special silicon-coated polyester taffeta and works by sliding under the user rather than having to lift them. 

The sheets are incredibly light and durable and easy to store away. 

Allied Health Assistant Pauline Klay made the application and reported to the Northland Foundation that they had already received an excellent response from the first person she delivered one to. 

"He had just returned home after a stay at hospice and was pleased to have the slide sheets at home. 

“The carers had used them when he was at hospice, and he found they helped with the transfers and moving in bed." 

Health Fund PLUS is a partnership between Northland Community Foundation and Te Whatu Ora in Te Tai Tokerau, focusing on raising funds for projects that sit outside the scope of government funding. 

How to Donate 

You can give directly for something specific or contribute to a larger, much needed project. We can help to guide you if needed, by sharing what we are currently fundraising for that might be of interest to you. 

You can donate by: 

  • Making a one-time donation
  • Creating a heath endowment fund, perhaps in your name or in the name of a loved one
  • Setting up a regular payroll gift
  • Instead of a birthday or Christmas gift, asking for a donation to your chosen fund. 

Donations over $5, made in your lifetime, qualify for a 33.3% tax rebate.

Leave a gift in your will

Did you know most people don’t have a will?

You can take that step now, acting now for later, knowing you are making a difference after your death. Contact your lawyer or Northland Community Foundation for more information on this.

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