Wellness for every body

From the WWII Services Convalescent Hospital and the post-war Queen Elizabeth Hospital to a world-class Wellness and Spa centre in 75 years, QE Health has always followed the principles of holistic healthcare.

The Hospital opened in 1942 and was a sanctuary for Kiwi soldiers returning from the battlefields, a place to heal the body, the spirit and the mind.
In 2017 we celebrate our 75th anniversary. It is an opportunity to remember our origins and our history and to commemorate those who served and all of those who have worked here over the years.

The Anzac Day Rotorua Yarnbomb is a big part of this.
Seven, 2-metre tall soldiers have been made by Annette Bates and her wonderful Rotorua Yarnbombers  team from 4500 poppies knitted and crocheted by over 100 lovely folk from the Rotorua community and around New Zealand. They are Albert, Bruce, Charlie, David, Eruera, Jack and Tom.

They will stay up on the Memorial Drive wall of our building on the corner of Fenton and Whakue till we move.
This year we are are looking to the future and the next 75 years with planning for a new building well underway.

Geyser Community Fund have sponsored Albert and the Friends of QE Health, Jack, 

Nga Whenua o Pukeko Tom, O'Sullivan Clemens Lawyers, David, and East Brewster Lawyers have  sponsored Bruce.

All proceeds from donations and sponsorship go to our new building fund and the RSA Welfare Fund. 

7 soldiers

Thanks to:
  • Mistress of Cakes,  26 Lynmore Avenue
  • Cottage Flair, 1127 Fenton St
  • McLeods Booksellers, 1148 Pukuatua St 
  • Monkey Kids, 1149 Eruera Street 
  • Rotorua Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru St
The Yarnbomb is supported by an Arts Fund Award from the great folks at Geyser Community Foundation - they do superb work in Rotorua and Taupo.
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And thanks to Menz Shed Rotorua, Army Museum, Waiouru and Ajays.


• For more information contact Rotorua Yarnbombers on Facebook.