Congratulations to our trustee Dr Sue Bagshaw on being made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her 30 years’ work in the health sector.

A General Practitioner Sue established the 198 Youth Centre in 1995 offering a one stop shop providing young people with free doctor’s appointments, counselling and addiction support services.

Renamed as 298 Youth Health when they moved to Barbadoes Street the centre is now moving to a larger space in Amuri Park which is off Bealey Avenue.

Instead of thinking about retiring she is working hard to raise $10 million for a permanent and larger facility on a site purchased by the Anglican Church in Salisbury St. 

She married Phil, founder of the Canterbury Charity Hospital and recent recipient of a New Zealand Order of Merit, in 1972.

Sue was also made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2002 New Year’s Honours.

For more information about the 298 Youth Health Centre visit their website