Māia Health Foundation

Māia Health Foundation is thrilled to be the official charity partner of New Zealand Cup and Show Week – NZ’s biggest and most exciting Spring festival. Māia is on a mission to enhance health services in Canterbury – not only for the region but for people from across the South Island who need to access its services.

Our partnership with NZ Cup and Show Week will help us reach out to people from all over the South Island – the very people we’re here to help. Over the week there will be many opportunities to find out more, get involved and contribute to our region’s health.

For the past two years Māia has been raising funds for the new Acute Services building project at Christchurch Hospital.

Māia’s current focus is on enhancing the rooftop helipad to provide quicker, faster access for emergency care. The plans for the redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital had provision for a smaller helipad; Māia is raising funds to provide for a purpose-built and future-proof rooftop helipad.

This enhanced helipad will:

Enhancements to children’s facilities is also a key project for Māia. It’s all about providing the best environment for children and their families, making their stay as comfortable as possible. Some of the enhancements will include parent beds in every child’s room, a children’s play area, socialisation spaces for teens, a school room, and child-friendly theming and wayfinding design throughout the paediatric areas.

For more information about Māia visit their website.