Lynette became a trustee of Hospice Waikato in late 2018, and has recently been appointed to the Board.
Waikato Community Hospice Trust is a registered charitable trust. The Board of Trustees is drawn from the Waikato community, and is responsible for the organisation.The Board of Trustees is accountable for ensuring that Hospice Waikato is properly governed and effectively managed, is sustainable financially and operationally and that financial reporting and statutory compliance are confirmed by an independent audit.
About Hospice Waikato
Hospice services are for patients with any advanced, progressive and life limiting disease that require the services of a specialist palliative care team to assist in management of care and to support the people who care for them. Hospice Waikato’s services are available to all people, regardless of their ethnicity, age, culture or gender. Hospice Waikato provides services to anyone who needs them across the Waikato, King Country and Thames-Coromandel, mirroring the region also covered by the Waikato District Health Board.
While the Waikato District Health Board funds part of our running costs, we are required to fundraise $2 million dollars annually to provide our services. The shortfall comes largely from generous donations from our community and funding partners.