The Health Bus

7th Jul 2021



The Robert Bartley Foundation is now the official owner of The Health Bus.

The bus has been gifted to the Foundation by the Whanganui District Council.

The Foundation was established by Robert Bartley QSM and his family with the vision to deliver quality local health experiences and making healthcare more accessible.

The Health Bus is just the first of many initiatives planned by the Foundation. The bus will be transformed into a mobile health
unit and used by the District Health Board to provide a range of health services to the greater Whanganui region.

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Council Chief Executive, Kym Fell says “We are delighted to have been able to provide the bus to support the Foundation. The Bartley family have been generous to the Whanganui community over the last twenty years and gifting the bus is a practical way to assist in ensuring Rob’s legacy and vision for our whole community comes to fruition.”

Rob Bartley had his own health struggles and was acutely aware of the need for providing easier access to health services locally. Sadly, Robert lost his battle with cancer in March this year.

The Foundation, with the involvement of the Bartley family, continues the work to help establish health initiatives that Rob had identified to help the Whanganui and wider community access healthcare services.

Kym Fell hands over the keys to the Health Bus to (L-R) Brendon, Angela, Ann, Sarah and John Bartley of the Robert Bartley Foundation.
Inset - Robert Bartley