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Lions to flip ‘Bravery Coin’ for Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital

Wellington Children's Hospital Charity Jersey

Superhero styled playing jerseys, a one-of-a-kind silver bravery medal, and a big dose of courage will be the driving forces behind the Wellington Lions annual Wellington Children’s Hospital Charity Game against Otago on Sunday. Each one of the Lions 23 unique playing jersey’s will be auctioned on TradeMe after the squad’s top of the table… Read more »

You are never too old to volunteer – 94

Wellington Hospital Foundation Volunteers

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is delighted that Mrs Ruth Gotlieb has joined the Foundation’s 450 hospital volunteer team as a Meet and Greet volunteer, welcoming visitors, patients and family members to Wellington Hospital. Ruth Gotlieb is a prominent Wellingtonian having served the City of Wellington outstandingly over many decades, as a City Councillor, Regional Councillor, Harbour… Read more »

New Transport System for Wellington’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NICU Transport System Wellington Hospital

Wellington Hospitals Foundation recently presented Wellington Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit with its second state-of-the-art Transport System. Costing $212,000 the system which is more than just an incubator and can be best described as a “Mobile Neonatal Intensive Care Unit” has been funded by Foundation Charity Partner The Infinity Foundation. Wellington’s Neonatal Transport Team provide transfer… Read more »

New Teen Lounge for Wellington Children’s Hospital

New Teen Lounge for Wellington Children's Hospital

Today saw the official opening of the Teen Lounge in Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital. This specially designed room was funded by The Warehouse, Wellington region stores and will be used by patients aged 12 to 16 years. The room will have several functions, including providing a relaxing space for adolescents to mix with people of… Read more »

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal 2017

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

On the 8th August we celebrated the launch of this year’s Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal with Countdown staff from all over our region. Countdown is one of our major charity partners and has raised over $1.2 Million for Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital over the past 10 years. Thank you Countdown for your continued support of… Read more »

Magnificent Donation – New Children’s Hospital for Wellington

New Childrens Hospital for Wellington

The reaction from all over New Zealand to the Prime Ministers announcement on 10th July 2017 that Mr Mark Dunajtschik is to build and donate a brand new Children’s Hospital for the sick children of the Greater Wellington region has been overwhelmingly positive. Media Release: Issued 10 July 2017 Wellington Regional Hospital will get a… Read more »

Ulster U11 Rugby Team Visits Wellington Children’s Hospital

Ulster U11 Rugby Team visit Wellington Children's Hospital

The Ulster U11 Rugby team from Northern Ireland is making the trip of a lifetime to New Zealand. The Ulster U11 Rugby team arrived yesterday to Wellington for a rugby tour that coincides with the British Lions. The team has made a great gesture as part of their tour by making a donation to the… Read more »

Health Volunteer of the Year 2017

Winner of overall Volunteer Awards 2017

Last night the Foundation’s Hospitals Volunteer Service were announced as the overall winners of the 2017 Ministry of Health Volunteer Awards , as well as the Winner of the Health Care Provider Service Volunteer Team award.   This is great recognition for all our volunteers at Wellington & Kenepuru Hospitals, Children’s Hospital and Kapiti Health Centre, and… Read more »

New Waiting Room for Kids at Wellington’s Emergency Department

Children at Wellington’s emergency department now have their own waiting space away from the hustle and bustle. Opened today, the dedicated area separates children from the main waiting room. It includes new seating, a TV and play area. “The main waiting area can become extremely busy and crowded, and was shared by adults and children,” said… Read more »

Thank you Micro Scooters NZ!

Wellington Hospitals Foundation and Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital would like to thank Micro Scooters NZ for their kind donation of refurbished Micro Scooters. These scooters are 3 wheeled “lean to steer” designs and are being used by our Child Development Service which works with young children who may have identified disabilities, development delays or Autism… Read more »