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Published Thursday 14 Apr 2022

Hutt nurses and midwives receive 200 cosmetic care packs in recognition of their hard mahi

Hutt nurses and midwives were caught ‘blushing’ last Friday after 200 care packs filled with cosmetic goodies were delivered to Hutt Hospital in appreciation of their hard mahi.

To the delight of the nurses and midwives, they were generously pampered with care packs that contained products such as shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, body lotions, and anti-bacterial wipes.

Business owners Jackie Ham and Dale Laurent personally delivered the care packs with both saying it was a way of acknowledging the nurses for all they have done during the current pandemic.

“We just wanted to give back. When we thought who in the community would benefit from a care pack, we instantly thought the nurses, so we started with Hutt Hospital. It is a way of saying thanks to the nurses and midwives for taking care of us during this hard time. We are really hopeful it makes a difference for them.”

The care pack donations for Hutt nurses and midwives all started when Nutrimetics had a care pack day where they announced they would donate a $25 product for every care pack that was sold. Jackie said they originally thought they would get around 30 packs, but after they reached out to some Facebook community groups and asked if anyone would like to donate some care packs to the nurses at Hutt Hospital; within a day, they had 130 packs donated.

“We were blown away. We thought we might get 30 packs but 130 was amazing. And then we got more with Nutrimetics Head Office donating 25 more so we ended up with 200, so we are rapt with that.”

Hutt Valley DHB Surgical Women and Children’s Health Planned Care Manager Ratna Attli was left speechless after receiving the generous donation of care packs.

“I actually do not have words. Hats off to them, especially when they recognise all the hard work nurses are putting in place during this COVID-19 period. The nurses are going to love it.”

Hutt Valley DHB Surgical Women and Children’s Health Service Group Manager Rhondda Knox was also taken aback by the generosity of beauty gifts.

“We are really grateful. The teams here at the hospital have worked really hard with COVID-19, especially over the last few weeks with the Omicron surge and this is just such a nice treat for everyone to thank them for all their work. We are grateful to Nutrimetics and all the people behind this in making this happen.”