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Wgtn Hospital Sim Suite 16 Feb 2016Tues 16 February was a visit to the Wellington Hospital’s Simulation Suite that is used for training on the Life Flight Trust aircraft. Sim Suite Life Flight wgtn Hospital 16 Feb 2016

Some 25 members visited Wellington Hospital on Tues 16 Feb 2016 where Bill Day, Chair of the Wellington Hospital and Health Foundation took us on a tour of the Hospital’s Simulation and Skills Centre.

The Foundation has raised $24m over the past 10 years which has been used to fund necessary equipment and medical tools for the hospital. The Centre, which was one of the investments made by the Foundation, provides training facilitation for medical staff from both New Zealand and Australia. Over 1,000 courses are run each year. The mannequins used in the simulation centre are designed to be as close to reality as possible displaying critical conditions such as fluctuating blood pressure etc.

'Drs" Tredger and Lockery, Sim Suite Life Flight wgtn HospitalTredger and Lockery in Sim Suite, Wgtn Hospital 16 Feb 2016‘Dr’ Lockery and ‘Dr’ Tredger displayed remarkable medical skills in a demonstration of an operating theatre (despite their best efforts the mannequin is still alive!). The second simulation we visited is based on an air ambulance which simulates the conditions of a patient in flight.  A number of us had the opportunity to fly with the patient safely returning from Nelson to Wellington. Bill explained over dinner that the next target the Foundation is to fund a MRI scanner at a cost of $1.2m.




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Councillor Nicola Young Malcolm Sparrow

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22 March

Brett Hudson, List MP for Ohariu Brian Frampton


Councillor Nicola Young

Councillor Nicola Young, Mtg 25 Feb 2016Tues 23 February 2016 – we welcome our guest speaker, Councillor Nicola Young. In 2013 Nicola was elected as an Independent to represent Lambton Ward on the Wellington City Council.

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Invitation – Superintendent Tusha Penny

Superintendent Tusha Penny, March 2016An outstanding speaker is scheduled to visit Tawa Rotary on Tuesday 1 March – PDG Pat Waite notes “Superintendent Tusha Penny from the NZ Police is an outstanding speaker. As only one of three women Superintendents in the NZ Police she is, in my opinion, a strong candidate to one day be the first female Commissioner of Police. I heard her speak at an Inner Wheel Conference a year or so ago and I was struck with her energy, passion for her job and for the community she works to protect”. 

Superintendent Penny is the first officer to ever take on the role of National Manager - Child Protection and Sexual Violence. She spearheaded a national change management programme to accelerate police response to the Commission of Inquiry. She has been recently appointed to Superintendent, National Manager: Prevention at Police National Headquarters. 

Please invite your friends and family to this special occasion.

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Other Rotary news

District Conference:

Note from DG Simon Manning: “Of importance to you all is the registration site is now open for our district conference. If you haven’t been to a conference for a while please consider joining us in Nelson as it promises to be a great opportunity to remind ourselves why we do the work we do for this wonderful organisation.

To register now please go to:

Rotary events/fundraisers:

Charity Golf Day - Rotary Club of Paraparaumu – early notice received is that their Charity Golf Day is Thursday 17th of March 2016 at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course. Select the following PDF for further information: Rotary_Golf_2016_Early_Notice [size 1.75Kb]

Children’s Health Education, Vanuatu

Rotary Club (Eastern Hutt) has a modest children's health education project in Vanuatu, for which the club is using Givealittle to raise funds.
The project trains teachers to train the children and teenagers to take care of their own health. Eastern Hutt Rotary also has a NZ volunteer who monitors progress there. Please look at:
Please note that with both Rotary and Givealittle, 100% of donations go to the cause - there are no admin fees (apart from bank overseas transfer costs). While it would be good if you could make a donation (large or small) yourself, it would also be very useful for you to forward this URL to anybody in your address book that you feel might also be sympathetic to the cause.
Many thanks
Dr Desmond Darby
Eastern Hutt Rotary

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