Timeline of Mercy ParklandsMercy Hospice2020-10-01T23:49:18+00:00
TIMELINE OF PARKLANDS
Parklands Hospital and Retirement Home is built in Ellerslie.
Parklands Hospital and Retirement Home in Ellerslie is bought by the Sisters of Mercy, to provide care for older people in their own setting. The facility is known first as Parklands Mercy, later as Mercy Parklands.
Mercy Parklands’ chapel is blessed and opened. Its striking stained glass window is designed by Sister of Mercy and well – known artist Gael O’Leary rsm.
Sisters of Mercy in Auckland celebrate the 150th anniversary of their arrival in New Zealand. Waiatarua is added to Mercy Parklands’ name, reflecting Mercy’s commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
After more than a century, Auckland’s Sisters of Mercy decide to sell the surgical services of Mercy Hospital, but retain their commitment to hospice and aged care.
New logo adopted by Waiatarua Mercy Parklands, depicting a Mercy cross surrounded by a koru; its colours reflect the red of the volcanic eruption which shaped the land, and the blue of the stream that runs through the wetlands nearby.
Ongoing development at Waiatarua Mercy Parklands sees the opening of a four-bed short stay unit. Sisters of Mercy from New Zealand’s four foundations become a single Congregation – Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand – on December 12.
Mercy Parkland’s first Spark of Life Master Practitioner was certified to implement the Spark of Life Philosophy and Whole System at Mercy Parklands.
Wing 2 redeveloped and opened as Dementia enabling environment.
New Zealand Aged Care Association Excellence in Care Award Winners, in the Built and Grown Environment category for Wing 2 as a Dementia enabling environment.
Recognised by Dementia Care International, as the world first Spark of Life Centre of Excellence.New Zealand Aged Care Association Excellence in Care Award Winners in the Innovative Delivery category for Spark of Life Centre of Excellence.Development of Wing 1 as specialised area for Palliative Care and short term clients.
Achieved re-certification as International Spark of Life Centre of Excellence – 2nd consecutive year of status.Mercy Parklands celebrated its 25 year anniversary.
Achieved re-certification as International Spark of Life Centre of Excellence – 3rd consecutive year of status.
Achieved re-certification as International Spark of Life Centre of Excellence – 4th consecutive year of status.
Achieved re-certification as International Spark of Life Centre of Excellence – 5th consecutive year of status.
New Zealand Aged Care Association Annual Awards: QPS Benchmarking Innovative Delivery Award – No One Dies Alone Jackson Van Interiors Built and Grown Environment Award – Resident Walkway Overall Winner—EBOS Healthcare Overall Excellence in Aged Care Award 2019 – No One Dies Alone