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Quality Awards Story

The design of the Mercy Hospital Quality Awards is based upon Maori legend of Maui and his jaw-bone fish hook.

The Awards were crafted by Kendall Allum of Kea Jade, combining a variety of materials to tell Mercy Hospital’s
specific story.

The glass (foundation) represents water, the basis of all life.
 Clinical Award
Clinical Award
 Support Services Award
Support Services Award
The Greywacke (base) represents the tool used to fashion Pounamu by local Maori.

The Basalt (hook shaft) represents strength while remaining malleable to human influence.

 

The Pounamu (hook) represents a ‘treasure’ for gifting.
The complete jawbone fish hook symbolises health, well-being and abundance.
 Collaborative Award
Collaborative Award

 

 Supreme Award
Supreme Award
The Supreme Award introduces a carved Mania Head, representing guardianship and safety.

 

The commissioned pieces draw together local resources, craftsmanship, opportunity and human nurturing, all symbolic of Mercy Hospital’s endeavours and passion to ensure that our staff and services are of the highest quality, innovative and responsive to the well-being of those we serve.