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Farewell to the old Nurses Home

Nursing Training at Wellington Hospital

It is with a nostalgic nod to a bygone era that we say goodbye to Riddiford House – the last of Wellington Regional Hospital’s former Nurses Quarters. In 1883, Wellington Hospital established the first formal nursing training programme in New Zealand.  For the next 90 years, supervised Nurses Homes would be built on hospital grounds… Read more »

Celebrating 107 years of care for our youngest patients!

New Zealand's first children's hospital, Edward VII Memorial Children's Hospital opens in Wellington 107 years ago

Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital has a unique and remarkable place in New Zealand’s history as the country’s first ever children’s hospital.  Today we celebrate its 107th birthday! As we reflect on our past, we also look towards a stunning “All Brand New” children’s hospital, that will provide world-class care and treatment to future generations of sick children… Read more »

Jumbo Tennis – a big hit for Wellington Children’s Hospital!

Players in action!

Jumbo Tennis – a big hit for Wellington Children’s Hospital!   A big thank you to the Rotary Club of Wellington for choosing to support Wellington Children’s Hospital, as recipients of their wonderful Jumbo Tennis fundraiser. The competition heated up on the 1st March, when over 40 teams took part in the tournament, playing tennis with oversized, jumbo… Read more »

The House that Wellington Rugby Built – BUILD BEGINS!

The House that Wellington Rugby Built!

We are excited to share that Wellington Hospitals Foundation’s long term charity partner, Wellington Rugby Football Union, are building a house to raise money for Junior Rugby and Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital! ‘The House that Wellington Rugby Built’ will be auctioned off at its completion, where the successful buyer will walk away with the keys to… Read more »

Rotary club helps find veins at Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital!

Charlotte Stanczuk (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital) shows Mark Chiu and Patricia Cooper (Rotary Club of Mt Victoria members) how the AccuVien Device works.

Rotary club helps find veins at Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital! Children’s tiny veins will now be a lot easier to find at Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital thanks to the Rotary Club of Mount Victoria. Wellington Hospitals Foundation, Wellington Children’s Hospital’s official charity, has received a grant from the club to purchase a brand new AccuVein… Read more »

Pat’s Story – International Volunteer Day

Hospi admiring Pat's playing!

Strains of Beethoven, Bach and other classical or jazzy melodies can often be heard drifting in and around the Wellington Regional Hospital Atrium.  We are extremely fortunate to have over 36 talented volunteer pianists who enchant and entertain our patients, families and staff each week. Mrs Pat Collier has been playing for 70 years and… Read more »

Countdown Kicks Off Children’s Hospital Appeal!

Countdown and Wellington Children's Hospital staff present the cheque

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal donates $80,000 to NEW Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital Equipment Fund Wellington Hospitals Foundation’s “All Brand New” Medical Equipment Fund got off to a great start this morning with the Wellington Countdown Stores presenting a cheque for $80,0000 for the New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital.  This is the first major donation to… Read more »

Recycle your mobile phone and support our New Wellington Children’s Hospital!

Hospi with some donated phones

  Recycle your old phones and support our New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital! You can now recycle your old mobile phones, whilst supporting the New Children’s Hospital Equipment Fund. Drop off your old mobile phones (in any condition) to: Main Reception, Atrium, Wellington Regional Hospital. Or, Recycling for Charity, 1 King Charles Drive, Upper Hutt…. Read more »

New children’s hospital build begins!

Wellington Children's Hospital patient Eddie presents Mark Dunajtschik with a gift

Ceremony marks the start of New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital construction. Wellington Hospitals Foundation and Hospi were delighted to be at the Mauri stone-laying ceremony, held at Wellington Regional Hospital today, to mark the start of the construction of our New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital.   The 7000-square metre, three-storey new children’s hospital is expected… Read more »