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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News & Events

Helping patients and visitors navigate our hospitals

This week, we’ve enjoyed taking you behind the scenes and sharing stories of the hospital volunteers, who generously dedicate their time and talents to us every week.  Their work has an enormous impact in our hospitals, and helps create a compassionate and supportive environment for patients, their whānau, visitors and hospital staff.  Their work has… Read more »

Bringing comfort and calm to the ICU

It takes a very special kind of person, like Alice, to provide volunteer support for our hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  Originally from Taranaki, Alice has lived in Wellington for over 30 years.  A mother of two adult children and a qualified Early Childhood teacher, Alice’s journey into volunteering began after her husband was involved… Read more »

Cutting-edge Cardiac Care

A Cardiac Catheterisation Lab, often referred to as a Cath Lab, is a specialised hospital room where various procedures related to the heart and blood vessels are performed. Procedures typically undertaken in a Cath Lab include angioplasties to open blocked arteries, placing stents to keep arteries open, inserting pacemakers, and other tests and treatments to… Read more »