It was a case of all things orange as Ko Awatea celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities recently.
Middlemore Hospital patients and staff from many wards tucked into some 200 orange-iced cupcakes as part of a campaign to promote inclusion.
Themed ‘Inclusion Matters’, the day was organised by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission to tie-in with United Nations events across the world and promote the greater inclusion of people with disability within our communities.
Ko Awatea, together with Counties Manukau director of nursing Denise Kivell sponsored the orange-centric event.
Denise Black, a professional development team leader at Ko Awatea, who helped deliver cupcakes to wards says patients and staff were delighted to be part of the promotion, which also included giving out orange wrist bands and mandarins.
Ms Black says it was important people recognised that ‘community’ means everybody, including people with different abilities, skills and knowledge.