Brand new buggy blessed
Shuttle Buggy volunteers, donors and sponsors gathered recently for an official blessing of a new buggy at Nelson Hospital.
Since 2006 the shuttle buggy has operated 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (except public holidays). In the 13 years of operation over 90,000 passengers have been transported between the carparks and the main hospital buildings.
It is estimated that by April 2020 it will celebrate its 100,000th passenger.
The service was runner up in the Health Care Provider Service Team Volunteers category of the 2018 Minister of Health volunteer awards presented at the Grand Hall Parliament during National Volunteer Week.
Read more about the new buggy in the Nelson Mail here.