Unveiled: The work of art with an important message 



The unveiling of the White Ribbon painting with Whanganui DHB chief executive Russell Simpson, kaumatua John Maihi, DHB board chair Dot McKinnon, artist Dan Mills, and child and youth mortality review co-ordinator Terry Sarten.  

An impressive artwork has pride of place in Whanganui Hospital’s main corridor after an unveiling ceremony on Friday 17 May.


Artist Dan Mills’ eye-catching interpretation of the White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence is an artwork with a powerful message.


It has pride of place on the hospital’s ground floor, opposite the doors to the outdoor recreation area.


And that’s a pleasing result for the man behind the project, Terry Sarten, child and youth mortality review co-ordinator for both Whanganui and MidCentral district health boards.


Meanwhile, a new display cabinet full of hospital archives has also been officially blessed.


The collection includes a silver tea service, plates, cups and saucers, placemats… and even a ticket to a Masked Ball.





Whanganui District Health Board elections 2019


The next election for district health board members will take place on Saturday 12 October 2019.


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