Revitalising wellness – the QE Health transformation

Published: 7 June, 2024

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In the heart of Rotorua lies a hub of healing and wellness, Queen Elizabeth (QE) Health.

With a rich history spanning 76 years, QE Health has been a pillar of support, originally established to care for returning soldiers from World War II. Today, QE Health continues to uphold its legacy by offering a diverse array of wellbeing services to the community.

Supported with $9.5 million in funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), QE Health is embarking on a transformative journey. This investment wasn’t just about building a new facility – it was also about securing jobs, enhancing services, community wellbeing, and fostering growth during uncertain times.

In partnership with the government’s COVID-19 economic package, this support ensures stability for QE Health's 75 employees and lays the groundwork for future expansion and diversification.

QE Health's significance to Rotorua goes beyond its healthcare services – it's a symbol of resilience and community. From cancer recovery to clinical psychology, QE Health caters to diverse needs, offering a holistic approach to wellness. Moreover, QE Health serves as a training ground for future healthcare professionals, nurturing talent and fostering innovation.

The new purpose-built facility, nestled on the picturesque shores of Pukeroa Oruawhata, signifies a new chapter for QE Health. Not only will it retain jobs and attract skilled professionals, but it also opens doors for education and training opportunities. By forging partnerships with tertiary institutions, QE Health is set to become a learning hub in Rotorua.

At its core, QE Health embodies the spirit of collaboration and excellence. By leveraging Rotorua's geothermal resources in an eco-friendly manner, QE Health is poised to lead the way in wellness tourism. This synergy between QE Health, Wai Ariki Spa, and local government initiatives promises to unlock Rotorua's potential as a global wellness destination.

As QE Health embarks on this transformative journey, it remains committed to empowering individuals and strengthening Rotorua's position on the world stage.