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Will you leave a legacy?

Maurice, with Trish Lee (Bequest Manager) visiting the Wellington Hospital ED department to view the Portable Ultrasound Machine he would later fund for the Oncology Unit.

September is National Bequest Month, so we spoke to Trish Lee – Manager Bequests at Wellington Hospitals Foundation- to ask her why people choose to leave a bequest to Wellington’s Regional Hospitals. Trish told us that people leave a gift in their will (bequest) for many different reasons, but it’s often because they want to… Read more »

Foundation funds $92,000 worth of equipment for new ICU expansion

Bill Day (Chair of the Foundation), with Shona, and ICU Charge Nurse Manager Stephen James

This week, the new expansion to Wellington Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) opened, after over a year of work. The ICU expansion increases it’s capacity from 18 to 24 beds, and will ensure fewer non-urgent surgeries are postponed. Wellington Hospitals Foundation is proud to have funded over $92,000 worth of equipment for the new… Read more »

2018 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal is underway!

The 2018 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal in underway! This year celebrates the 12th year of the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal for Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital. The Foundation (as the official charity of Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital) is delighted to once again be working with Countdown to help fund the beds for our new Wellington Regional… Read more »

Wellington community comes together to keep kids warm this winter!

Charlie and Jack - delivered a whole box from karori families

Together, the greater Wellington Community have donated over 7000 pairs of pyjamas to Wellington Hospitals Foundation’s ‘Hospi’s Pyjamas for Winter Appeal’. The appeal saw families, kindergartens, schools, community groups, businesses, and hundreds of individuals come together to donate pyjamas or make a monetary donation online. The donated pyjamas are being distributed by the team at… Read more »

National Volunteer Week – Celebrating Mac The Travelling Knitter

Mac knitting away whilst parked up in Queenstown

Mac The Travelling Knitter Mac MacMillian, is a truly unique volunteer! While most of our volunteer knitters, sewers and quilters create their garments at home in front of the telly, Mac does quite the opposite. Mac and his wife travel around NZ in their campervan and Mac knits along the way, sending parcels of knitting… Read more »

All Blacks visit Wellington Children’s Hospital!

Te Awanui meets the All Blacks

Patients and families at Wellington Children’s Hospital were surprised by a visit from the All Blacks on Friday 15th June!   All Blacks players Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Liam Squire and Sam Cane came along and visited the children in Ward 1, Ward 2 and the Day Ward. This was prior to their second test match of… Read more »

Hundreds of pyjamas distributed to sick Wellington children to keep them warm this winter – and more are needed!

Wellington Regional Children's Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist Charlotte Stanczuk, with Paediatric Community Nurses Kerry Dellabarca and Helen Orr and some of the pyjamas.

Wellington Hospitals Foundation’s ‘Hospi’s Pyjamas for Winter Appeal’ is making a huge difference for sick children this winter, thanks to the amazing support of the community. The appeal, which is calling for donations of brand new flannelette pyjamas to help keep sick kids warm this winter, was launched following significant demand from Wellington Regional Children’s… Read more »

Pyjama Appeal Launched to Keep Sick Kids Warm this Winter

Hospi's Pyjamas for Winter Appeal

Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched a new ‘Hospi’s Pyjamas for Winter Appeal’, after significant demand from Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital for new pairs of pyjamas to keep sick kids warm at night. The appeal will help many kids in the Wellington region stay warm and well this winter. Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital sees a significant… Read more »