The Bone Marrow Cancer Trust - Ranui House

The Bone Marrow Cancer Trust - Ranui House

1 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, 8013, New Zealand

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03 377 2515

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MO 08:30 – 17:00 SA closed
TU 08:30 – 17:00 SU closed
WE 08:30 – 17:00
TH 08:30 – 17:00
FR 08:30 – 17:00
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The Bone Marrow Cancer Trust own and operate Ranui House which provides accommodation for patients (from all hospital departments) and their families who need to come to Christchurch for treatment. Located right across the road from Christchurch Hospital.

It is important to have a supportive environment for families in need, many of whom can be in a life threatening situation. By providing a home for these families at Ranui House, we help towards reducing the stress these families face. We accommodate families from throughout New Zealand.

The Trust was established in 1990 to raise funds to help build the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Christchurch Hospital and to build and operate an accommodation facility nearby.

Twenty-six fundraising groups were set up throughout the South Island. The appeal was launched in February 1991 and $2.5 million was raised in the first 18 months.

The Otago and Southland Area Health Boards also made donations. The Unit was opened freehold in December 1991 and its design is of a world class standard.

Early in 1991 we were fortunate to purchase the Ranui site. It was decided to remove the existing building and to build a new three storey accommodation facility. Construction started in July 1992 and the house was operational in February 1993. Increasing demand for accommodation saw the Trust add a fourth storey to Ranui House in 1995.

In 1996 the Trust purchased two properties adjacent to Ranui House for the purpose of future accommodation development.

A feasibility study was carried out in 2004 and it determined that further accommodation was indeed needed. Construction commenced mid October, 2006 on the 18 unit building and was completed March, 2008 at a cost of $7 million. Amazingly this building was opened freehold.

The Trusts main function now is to run the two houses and to ensure that the Trust has sufficient funds to operate Ranui, maintain a high standard of accommodation and care,and provide patient support.

Funds are

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Mission The objectives for which the Trust has been established are as follows:

* To provide accommodation, including the purchase of property where necessary, to provide for the comfort and convenience of patients required to attend Christchurch Hospitals for treatment as well as their families and other support people or such other persons as the Board acting through its Chief Executive Officer shall decide.

* To support the South Island Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in its provision of all aspects of clinical care particularly those relating to the comfort and convenience of patients as well as their families and other support people.

* To do all such other acts and things that are incidental to and will further promote the attainment of the objectives of the Trust provided that nothing in this deed will authorize any activity that is not charitable at law in New Zealand.

Objectives of the Trust 4.1 (a) (b) & (c) amended 15th June 2006
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The Bone Marrow Cancer Trust own and operate Ranui House which provides accommodation for patients (from all hospital departments) and their families who need to come to Christchurch for treatment. Located right across the road from Christchurch Hospital.

It is important to have a supportive environment for families in need, many of whom can be in a life threatening situation. By providing a home for these families at Ranui House, we help towards reducing the stress these families face. We accommodate families from throughout New Zealand.

Founded 1990
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