We’ve spent countless nights trying to sleep on the incredibly uncomfortable vinyl chair in her hospital room that irritatingly creaked every time we moved. Having our precious girl in hospital with tubes in and out of her was traumatic; surviving on little to no sleep made the experience even more so.
Ruby is now nine years old and has developed into a gorgeous happy and healthy girl with little recollection of the months she spent in hospital, but we do, vividly.
We believe having new and enhanced facilities will improve the experience for all South Islanders accessing Canterbury’s health system. That’s why we passionately support the Māia Health Foundation.”
— Andrew and Jo Allan