Month: March 2020

93 Years of Incredible Support from our Hospital Volunteers

It takes a very special person to be a hospital volunteer. Did you know that our volunteers have been providing wonderful care and support to our hospitals’ patients, families, visitors and staff for over 93 years?   It’s been a week since we temporarily suspended our volunteer service because of Covid-19, and we’ve been wondering if… Read more »

COVID19: A Message from Bill Day

It is a sad day today as we face this uncertain Covid19 crisis. Trustees, staff and I have had to suspend our Hospital Volunteer Service and our Hospital Shop services. 450 volunteers between Wellington and Kenepuru have been asked to stay home due to CoronaVirus. Our Knitters, Sewers and Quilters have been asked to continue… Read more »

108th Anniversary of New Zealand’s First Children’s Hospital

Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital has a unique and remarkable place in New Zealand’s history as the country’s first ever children’s hospital – and today we celebrate its 108th birthday!!  The Edward VII Memorial Children’s Hospital opened in Wellington on 13 March 1912, and now 108 years later it is incredibly exciting to see your New Children’s… Read more »

Fair Fun for Hospi

Hospi loved catching up with some new and familiar faces at the Newtown Festival yesterday! Boy was he hot in his fur coat! 🦁  Click through for more pics!

Sporting Highlight of the Year!

Jumbo Tennis is the sporting highlight of Wellington with a twist ….. OVERSIZE rackets and table tennis rules! A huge thanks to Rotary Club of Wellington (RCW) for organising such a fun day in support of the New Children’s Hospital! This has become a real highlight of our fundraising calendar!

Site Visit to New Children’s Hospital

Bill Day and the Foundation team were thrilled to get a close up view of the New Children’s Hospital during a site visit this morning. After a steep and windy climb up the external scaffolding it was fantastic to finally see behind the façade and get a feel for the internal layout. And it’s huge!… Read more »