Auckland branch contacts:
Branch coordinator: Kath Sanderson
Mobile 021 820 566
Auckland office 09 379 0374
Auckland branch physical address:
Suite 2/79 Grafton Road, Grafton
Auckland branch postal address:
PO Box 110 067, Auckland Hospital, Auckland 1148
South Island field worker: Susan Lovelock
Mob 021 022 21203
Office 0800 65 112
Auckland branch co-ordinator Kath Sanderson
Kath Sanderson is the Auckland branch coordinator. She has a background in health, administration and event planning.
Kath works Monday – Thursday 9 am till 2.30 pm.
Kath’s role as the branch co-ordinator includes:
- general administration duties
- organising monthly committee meetings
- maintaining up to date contact details of CF Auckland members
- organising and administering the CFNZ voucher system
- organising hospital gift packs
- purchasing and delivering equipment and maintaining equipment records
- event planning (eg fundraisers, awareness week, Auckland marathon)
- applying for grants
- writing the monthly e-news
- updating and administering the CF Auckland Facebook page.
Northern Field Worker: Gretchen Kitching
Gretchen is the Northern field worker, covering Northland, Auckland and Waikato. Gretchen works Monday to Thursday and is based at the Auckland office. She has a strong background in the health and disability sector – her first job was with the Cerebral Palsy Society at the age of 16. She is a trained social worker and she has previous experience working at the Liver transplant unit.
Gretchen’s role as the fieldworker includes:
- working with health professionals understand the psychosocial needs of patients with CF, and their families
- monitoring, evaluating and advocating for people with CF
- connecting patients with CF and their families to resources
- helping families affected by CF expand and strengthen their network of social support
- increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency
- accessing health care resources
- developing treatment plans for non-compliance or non-adherence
- assisting with applications to access health benefits provided by WINZ and MOH (eg carer support)
- visiting families admitted to hospital
- home visits
- assisting with equipment testing (eg nebulisers).