Public Trust is expanding the Auckland District Health Board’s services to staff, thanks to a new partnership agreement between Public Trust and the Auckland DHB Charitable Trust, also known as the A+ Trust.
As well as preparing and sharing relevant educational material for each organisation’s customers and staff, the partnership includes working together on important awareness campaigns.
This includes Get a Will Week, where Public Trust specialists give practical advice on estate planning via seminars and personal consultations to staff and visitors at Auckland City Hospital and the Greenlane Clinical Centre.
Pictured from left to right: Public Trust’s National Business Development Manager, Kevin Beattie; Public Trust’s Head of Marketing and Partnerships, Josh Byers; A+ Trust Chairman, Dr Richard Frith; A+ Trust Executive Officer, Gill Naden.
“It often takes a significant life event, such as a health scare, to get people thinking about what they need to do to protect the things and people that matter to them,” says Public Trust’s Head of Marketing and Partnerships, Josh Byers.
“The A+ Trust does great work supporting those who might be experiencing just such a scare and those caring for them.
“Working closely with the A+ Trust helps us to get the right information in front of the people who could benefit from some peace of mind at a difficult time. We’re grateful for this opportunity.”
Currently, around 55% of the New Zealand adult population do not have a will. It’s hoped the partnership will go some way to helping people understand the key components that make up a will and the implications of not having one in place.
“We are delighted to work alongside Public Trust to offer this service to ADHB staff and visitors,” says A+ Trust Chairman, Dr Richard Frith.
“This is a practical way that the A+ Trust can support many people in the organisation to get the information they need to make plans for the future.”
Contact: Ian Letham, Content & Communications Consultant