Matua Patrick was nominated by a colleague who said:
Matua Patrick continuously goes above and beyond the call of duty for whānau, patients, nursing and medical staff within the Department of Critical Care Medicine. With his calm, gentle and professional manner he is able to provide exceptional support to whānau members during some of their most difficult and vulnerable times. He has been known to come in at all hours of the day and night to attend whānau meetings, karakia and to also provide the nursing and medical staff with immeasurable support during some very challenging times. We are very privileged to have the services of Matua Patrick within our department and we thank him for all he does for our patients, whānau and the multi-disciplinary team.