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This week, the new expansion to Wellington Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) opened, after over a year of work. The ICU expansion increases it’s capacity from 18 to 24 beds, and will ensure fewer non-urgent surgeries are postponed.

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is proud to have funded over $92,000 worth of equipment for the new space. This was made possible thanks to special community support and funding.

We funded:

  • A Prismaflex Dialysis machine.
  • 2 Electronic patient beds.
  • Artwork for the new administration area.
  • 6 ceiling mounted TV’s.
  • 2 DVD players for use on trolleys.
  • 8 Bluetooth headphones.
  • Plus additional electronic items.

The Wellington ICU unit sees over 1800 admission a year, and the new bed spaces will gradually be rolled out to accommodate the increase of patients.

Thanks again to our supporters for making this significant contribution possible.