Who are we?

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is the official charity for the hospitals operated by Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley . This includes Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals, Te Wao Nui Child Health Service, Kapiti Health Centre and the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service.  Community support enables the Foundation to fund medical equipment, resources and services that help thousands of people in the Greater Wellington Region receive better healthcare.

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is an accredited member of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) – www.pfra.org.nz.


100% of our funding comes from the community.


Our region covers in excess of 900,000 people. We are the official charity for Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district, who provide specialist tertiary-level care to patients across central Aotearoa New Zealand.


We've funded over $160 million in essential medical equipment and resources, that improves healthcare for patients and their families


Every year our volunteers provide over 50,000 hours of invaluable support to patients, visitors, families, and staff.

What's on

Flight Transport Incubator for Wellington Hospital’s Neonatal Flight Team

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Jammies in June

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Have you received a knock at the door? Find out about our face to face appeal.

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News & Events

Sketching Smiles

It was wonderful to welcome the talented Paul Beavis, local author and children’s book illustrator, to Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital this morning. Parents with young children will instantly recognise his lively style from books such as Nee Naw The Little Fire Engine series, Mrs Mo’s Monster, and Ring Ting Tui. As a former winner… Read more »

Community action mahi

A huge shout out to brilliant Brownies, Zoe, Stella and Karina for their fantastic fundraising mahi.  They recently held a Garage Sale raising $600 for Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital.  Zoe told us, “We held the Garage Sale so that we could get our community action badge. We asked some other Brownies and Pippins from… Read more »

Deeply meaningful gifts for bereaved parents

Trigger Warning: Baby Loss All our volunteer knitters and sewers lovingly create items for our tiniest patients. A small number of these talented people make extra special items for families who suffer baby loss. This compassionate service is largely unseen, yet has a profound impact on our hospitals and the families we support. We recently… Read more »