17 February 2014
Ryman Healthcare has donated $50,000 to help pay for Wellington’s newest ambulance as part of its commitment to the region’s emergency care provider.
Ryman Healthcare Managing Director Simon Challies said he was proud to see the company’s logo on Wellington Free Ambulance’s new machine.
Ryman Healthcare opened its first retirement village in Wellington in 1998 and provides homes and care for 900 Wellingtonians, as well as work for 300 staff.
“Wellington Free Ambulance provides an essential service for thousands of people in this region each year,’’ Mr Challies said.
“A lot of our residents rely on this essential service and our contribution recognises how important it is to them.’’
“Our donation also reflects that Wellington is an important region for us. We’re about to double in size, and we’ll be providing homes and care for 1900 residents and jobs for 650 staff over the next two to three years.
Ryman Healthcare has four villages in the region, including the newly-built Charles Fleming Retirement Village in Waikanae.
Ryman has just been granted planning consent to build its fifth village - a new $100 million facility at Petone – later this year.
Wellington Free Ambulance Chief Executive Diana Crossan said she was thrilled with Ryman's recognition of the service that Wellington Free Ambulance.
"Ryman is an important part of the Greater Wellington community and we are very pleased to have its support. This is a significant donation from Ryman and it will help Wellington Free Ambulance considerably.’’
Ryman Healthcare owns and operates 26 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia which are home to more than 7000 residents.
Ryman’s villages in the Wellington region include Malvina Major Retirement Village in Khandallah, Rita Angus Retirement Village in Kilbirnie, Charles Fleming Retirement Village in Waikanae and Shona McFarlane Retirement Village in Avalon.
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About Ryman:Ryman was founded in 1984 and has gone on to become one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. The company currently owns 26 villages in New Zealand and Australia offering a combination of retirement living and aged care.