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Keeping Patients Connected

The First National Foundation announced the partnership with the National Burn Centre in 2012 with the focus on keeping families connected. Many burn victims are separated from their families, usually for three months but sometimes up to six months initially.While receiving treatment many patients are in isolation to prevent infection, which can be a frightening and lonely experience.Often families members are left at home with little connection to the patient, which does not assist in their long term healing process either.

First National has provided four iPads with connectivity serivces to enable patients to connect directly with family and friends through Skype, email and social media.
In addition, the iPads will also greatly assist young children with severe burns to view videos during their dressing changes, which can be a painful and long process- sometimes up to three hours at a time.
It is expected that approximately 30 adults and six children from all regions across New Zealand will be treated in the National Burn Centre each year.
By having the connections and support of family and friends back home, these patients will be able to rest and recuperate mentally as well as physically while at the National Burn Centre.


House Sales Help Keep Your Family Safe

Here at First National Real Estate we've thrown out the gifts of flowers, chocolates, teddy bears and bottles of wine when you buy a house from us and decided to give a gift of compassion with your family's safety in mind.

So now there's another good reason to buy your home from First National Real Estate.  For every property purchased our gift to you will be a Home Safe Kit, which comes with a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and smoke alarm.
Our First National office and property consultants also assure you that $5 from your Home Safe Kit will go directly to the First National Foundation, which is in partnership with the National Burn Centre.  This facility offers treatment and rehabilitation to the most severe burn patients from across the country and South Pacific, both adults and children.

The Home Safe Kit is all part of First National's new focus on keeping our community and families safe.

We're very excited to be gifting our clients something that saves lives.  It is great to know that the Home Safe Kits will benefit our local community and teach our children about fire prevention? says general manager Colleen Milne.
First National Real Estate has already donated a lump sum to the First National Foundation, and will be exploring additional fundraising opportunities in the future.

The First National Charitable Foundation is a registered New Zealand charity purposely founded with philanthropic objectives.  Through the Foundation, First National's 60+ offices around New Zealand are able to provide significant benefits to various educational and humanitarian projects.

Fred Hollows Miracle Maker Sponsor

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