Wellness for every body
Wellness for every body

'Sharing the caring' 

QE Hospital Patients' Association operating as Friends of QE Health.
We have been part of the QE Hospital (now QE Health) for over 65 years.
In 2016 we changed our operating name to Friends of QE Health.


Supporters Morning Tea 2014

Our Friends are people from the community who support QE Health and everything it represents.
These include past and present patients, staff, users of QE Health facilities and services and people who have known and loved the old Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the now QE Health.


We welcome you to join us.  See information below.


John gardening  Staff Xmas morning tea 2015  

Our Committee, who are all volunteers, meet on a monthly basis. The work we do includes:

Liaising closely with the QEH Community Trust and the Board of QE Health      
• Visiting patients and passing on their suggestions to QE Health management.
• Acting as ambassadors of QE Health within the wider community.
• Giving support to the staff of QE Health.
• Fundraising to provide special amenities, particularly for the comfort of patients.
• Maintaining a collection of original paintings, patients’ art, prints and photographs which are displayed throughout QE.
• Supplying a collection of books, which includes health related subjects as well as general reading.
• Establishing, and taking responsibility for, the Margaret Parker Quiet Room, a place for patients to take time out.
• Keeping our members up to date with what is happening at QE Health.
• Assisting QE Health staff maintain the gardens.



Clients with new TV 2015  New Beds 2016  New Fridge 2016


• Redecorated the Margaret Parker Quiet Room
• Purchased a new TV for the Recreational Room
• Purchased a fridge/freezer, clothesline, washing machine and dryer for the Wallis Wing
• Purchased mirrors and reading lamps for the Wallis Wing bedrooms
• Provided finance for the purchase of new beds for the Wallis Wing

• Purchased a collection of artwork from St Chads

  St Chads Artwork


• Being kept up to date with all that is happening at QE Health by regular e mails
• Receiving twice yearly newsletters.
• Attending occasional social gatherings at QE.
• Knowing you are “sharing the caring”.

And, if you wish, there is an opportunity to help in various small ways.


By making an annual donation and sending us your details to:-

Friends of QE Health

PO Box 1342,Rotorua 3040
or email to friends@qehealth.co.nz

Please include your:

      • Name
      • Address (including Post Code)
      • Phone (including mobile)
      • Email address
      • Amount of your donation

Donations may be of any amount. All are receipted and those over $5 are tax deductible.

Payment may be by cheque or online banking.
If using online banking, please identify clearly with your name and reference it as a donation.

Bank details are 389000 0733416 00

Friends of QE Health

PO Box 1342
Rotorua 3040

email: friends@qehealth.co.nz
facebook:  Friends of QE Health


            Millenium Project

                                                          Stained glass window

                                                                                 Noho ora mai

                                                                       “Reflections and Visions”

This stained glass feature is a part of the Millennium project that was gifted to the then QE Hospital funded by members, friends, families and associated organisations. A design competition was organised by the committee. A Panel selected the winning concept and Neill Skitt of Reflections Leadlights, Mt Maunganui was commissioned by QE Hospital Patients’ Association, known now as Friends of QE Health, to craft his design.

The window was unveiled by Rei Preston-Thomas (QEH Matron 1968-1989) at a special function in 2003. The window welcomes those entering QE Health through the Whakaue St entrance foyer.


“The design”:
• Celebrates healing and caring.
• Offers inspiration, hope and joy, through the beauty of colour, simplified forms and symbols.
• Portrays wellness and peace.
• Features important aspects of the hospital’s history.
• The outstretched hands represent caring, healing and contemplation.
• Simplified land forms, the sea of poppies and the thistle of Scotland, provide links with the hospital’s founding history and remembrance.
• Native flora acknowledge the beauty of Nature and the important functions plants have played in medicine from the beginning of time.
• The unfurling fronds and koru patterns signify new beginnings and hope.
• Water, as an element, sustains life. It soothes, heals and features in the hospital’s treatments
• Feelings of wellness, healing and joy are captured by the movement, actions and colour of the people.
• The bird’s soaring flight symbolises independence and freedom, with flight recognising the passing of time – the new millennium.

• "All that is good and wise from the past is carried to embrace the future.”