Month: June 2019

Wellington Children’s Hospital Annual Street Appeal

Wellington Children’s Hospital’s Annual Street Appeal is on Friday 23rd August 2019. Please give two hours of your time to help thousands of sick kids in our region receive the best possible care! Please SIGN UP to collect today at             

New portable x-ray machine for our operating theatres

A lack of portable x-ray machines in our operating theatres has often resulted in significant disruption and delays for patients. The Foundation was very pleased to be able to buy, with The Lion Foundation‘s wonderful support, a portable C-Arm Mini View System (portable x-ray machine) for use during surgical procedures. The compact unit can be manoeuvred… Read more »

New Sternotomy Mannequin for ICU

The Foundation was pleased to recently fund a Sternotomy Mannequin for the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Regional Hospital. Using mannequins in clinical simulations allows future and current clinicians to ‘practice on plastic’ first. The Sternotomy mannequin is used for Cardiothoracic Life Support (CALS) courses, which lets physicians train for surgeries in which an incision… Read more »

Exciting milestone reached in the construction of your new Children’s Hospital!

Check out this fantastic time-lapse video of the team pouring the second concrete slab for your new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital! The crews from McKee Fehl, Precision Concrete Pumping and Spraying, Higgins Concrete and Allmacks concrete services were amazing, battling Wellington’s wild weather to get the job done – Legends! The crew worked until midnight on Saturday to complete the final… Read more »