Amputees Federation of New Zealand
Amputees Federation of New Zealand Inc. is a voluntary non-profit organisation founded in 1947 to provide support and advice to amputees. We rely on donations and grants to maintain the service we provide to the amputees of New Zealand.
- To provide immediate support to new amputees and their families as they experience the trauma of amputation.
- To provide ongoing support for all amputees, including education and advice with regard to rehabilitation, social and physical networks, etc.
- To ensure that amputees receive artificial limbs and aids, the best of their respective kinds, and adequate training in the use thereof.
- To foster positive links and liaise with health professionals, government departments, service agencies and key community groups, to promote the welfare and wellbeing of amputees.
The Federation has nine affiliated District Amputee Societies throughout New Zealand, each of which offers support services. Membership subscriptions to District Societies is minimal – in many cases just $5 per year.
Our Information Pack contains two informative publications: A New Challenge – Advice for New Amputees and An Ongoing Challenge. Both of these are free of charge. A national journal Purpose is published three times per year.
Amputees Federation of NZ Inc.
The National Coordinator
213a Bay View Road
ph (03) 455 6347
fax (03) 455 9547
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