Congratulations to the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust’s co-founder and chairman Philip Bagshaw (pictured left) who was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s honours for his services to health.
The Canterbury Charity Hospital has been open for 11 years, providing much-needed free surgical, medical, dental and counselling services to Cantabrians in need.
The Trust does not receive any Government funding so relies solely on the generosity of the local community and businesses to fund the $880,000 a year needed to run its services. With a team of 300 volunteers, 82 cents of every $ donated goes directly into patient care. Please click this link to donate – your support is much appreciated