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

“I started to read to him and then the words came”

The NICU can be an overwhelming and challenging place to be. Amidst the clinical environment, filled with monitors and medical care, the simple act of reading to a precious baby takes on profound meaning. “The NICU is so crowded and a hard place to be. Reading to my baby was a minute of intimacy that… Read more »

Foundation continues support for patients with kidney disease

We are delighted to be able to continue our support for kidney patients by funding community based Renal Peer Support Workshops. These workshops are invaluable because they provide a link between the hospital and community, helping people affected by kidney disease adjust to their chronic illness. Renal disease, often referred to as kidney disease, encompasses… Read more »

Help for patients who need palliative care

A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machine is a small, portable device designed to manage pain without the use of medications. It works by sending mild electrical pulses through the skin to the nerve fibres, disrupting the pain signals being sent to the brain. These pulses are delivered through electrodes placed on the skin near… Read more »