Ranfurly Hospital & Veterans Home residents are loving their brand new Mercedes Van which is making spontaneous outings and adventures a breeze.
The Sprinter 313 CDI van has been gifted to the residents by the Ranfurly Trust. The Facility’s General Manager, Helen Martelli was presented with the keys to the sparkling new vehicle by Ranfurly Trust Chair, David McGregor, and CEO, Graeme McKay recently.
Prior to the arrival of the van, staff had to arrange transport for residents with taxi or mobility van services. “Bookings had to be made in advance and were reliant on the ability of the transport company to provide a suitable vehicle for us at the time we needed it,” says Helen Martelli. “The arrival of our own vehicle means that we can go out on spontaneous outings on a fine afternoon and venture further afield on interesting adventures, or go for a drive when it is wet.”
“The vehicle will allow us more opportunities to go out and about and to go to places of the residents choosing more frequently,” she says. “We are very grateful to the Ranfurly Trust for helping us to make such a difference in the quality of our residents’ lives.”
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