Buy a Brick campaign launched

3rd July 2020

Blair Vining reckoned if everybody in the south bought a brick, together we could build a hospital. So, we’re going to do just that. Buy a Brick Day On Friday 31 July, 2020, the Southland Charity Hospital want to see schools and businesses across New Zealand hold a Casual Friday… Read more

Blair Vining passes away

10th October 2019

Father-of-two Blair Vining, the Winton man who tirelessly campaigned for the reform of cancer treatment throughout New Zealand, has passed away. Blair’s wife Melissa and their two daughters, Della-May and Lilly, will miss him immensely. They are exceptionally proud that the man they will continue to love forever left the… Read more

Details of memorial service for Blair Vining released

12th October 2019

Southland cancer care advocate Blair Vining was full of positivity and light until the end: and his final farewell will be held in the same fashion. A memorial service for Blair will be held on Wednesday. Those planning to attend are asked to wear their favourite rugby jersey in honour… Read more

Charity hospital generously gifted building and land

3rd February 2020

An ‘unbelievably generous’ donation from ILT will ensure more people will be able to live happy and healthy lives alongside their families. The mission of the Southland Charity Hospital has been given a major boost with ILT donating a building and land package. The Clifton Club Inn will be repurposed… Read more

Colonoscopy referral system now available for GPs

13th May 2020

GPs throughout the Southern District Health Board zone – from south of the Waitaki River – are being urged to make use of the Southland Charity Hospital’s referral system for diagnostic colonoscopy services. The news comes shortly after New Zealand Cancer Society medical director, Dr Christopher Jackson, told the Epidemic… Read more

Honouring Blair Vining’s birthday

13th May 2020

Southland Charity Hospital concept plans released on Blair Vining’s 40th birthday On Wednesday May 13, 2020, Blair Vining should have been celebrating his 40th birthday. The day before New Zealand emerges from Level 3 of its COVID-19 response, the Vining family’s tribute to their husband and father is particularly poignant…. Read more

Southland Charity Hospital project buoyed by expertise

13th May 2020

By the community – for the community: that’s the ethos behind the Southland Charity Hospital, which is excited and privileged to announce that Boyd Wilson has volunteered to serve in the vital role of development manager. Southland Charity Hospital trustee Melissa Vining, wife of the late Blair Vining – whose… Read more