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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

We operate in many different communities around New Zealand and believe it is important to support those communities in ways that help us foster relationships with our clients, our staff and the people who live and work around us.

In the past financial year, we have undertaken a number of sponsorships and other initiatives in support of this belief. These include:

  • Lumino Dental is involved in the Work Choice Day where groups of school children visit companies to learn about careers in different industries
  • Sponsorship of Victoria Beck, a Lumino Dentist and one of New Zealand’s top duathletes
  • Abano sponsors rower George Bridgewater, the son of a microbiologist at Aotea Pathology, and a New Zealand Olympic medal winner
  • Aotea Pathology staff lecture at other professional non-profit organisations such as Hospice
  • Aotea Pathology provides training of Hospital Pacific Paramedical students and BMLSc students on laboratory placement
  • Ascot Radiology sponsors the Pink Dragons breast cancer dragon boat team, in conjunction with Abano
  • Ascot Radiology sponsors the Annual Radiology Registrar Dinners
  • Bay Audiology works closely with the Vanderbilt University, a leading audiology learning centre, and provides a lecturer as well as exchange opportunities for staff and students
  • Bay Audiology offers two sponsored placements in the Masters of Audiology course at Canterbury and Auckland Universities
  • Bay Audiologists in New Zealand have an opportunity to participate in charitable work in the Cook Islands, where they visit with a team of hearing health professionals to provide diagnostic hearing tests and where appropriate, fit hearing devices
  • Abano Rehabilitation provides clinical placements for about 15 trainee clinicians through the year
  • Abano Rehabilitation has been instrumental in setting up a national working party to develop a specialised brain injury stream for a Certificate in Community Support Services. Once the specific competencies have been finalised and approved by NZQA, this will ensure that there is a certified qualification for Rehabilitation Coach Assistants working throughout the country
  • Abano Rehabilitation is participating in development of standards and best practice for brain injury rehabilitation with the Phillip Wrightson Trust
  • Clinical staff across all businesses make contributions to medical research
Click to download the "Social Responsibility" document as pdf ( 36 kb )