Month: April 2020

A Stitch in (Unusual) Time …

If you’ve listened closely during lockdown, you might have heard the rhythmic clickety-clack of hundreds of knitting needles and the gentle hum of sewing machines.   That’s the sound of our caring network of clever volunteer knitters, quilters and sewers; lovingly crafting beautiful items for our hospitals from their lockdown bubbles. We received a staggering 8,000… Read more »

Staff Welfare Fund and New Children’s Hospital Update

We are very grateful for the ongoing support of our donors at this time.  Your donations make a huge difference.  If you would like to donate to the Staff Welfare Fund or would consider making a single gift or a regular contribution to help us keep your New Children’s Hospital project on track, please donate… Read more »

Foundation Supporters Donate a New Giraffe Incubator

Born more than 3 months early by emergency caesarean, Nick and Ashleigh’s three gorgeous boys Jay, Finn and Kye (a singleton and identical twins) spent a worrying three and half months in Wellington Regional Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before being strong enough to be allowed home. Babies born prematurely can face a number… Read more »

Frontline hospital staff get Easter thank you treats

Wellington Hospitals Foundation was pleased to bring a little chocolate-cheer to our frontline staff today by organising Easter eggs for all essential staff working at Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital and Hutt Hospital. More than 5,000 Easter eggs were generously donated to CCDHB and HVDHB frontline staff by The Warehouse, Countdown and Moore Wilson. The… Read more »

An update on our New Children’s Hospital

Like most things in New Zealand at the moment our New Children’s Hospital building site has been shut down due to COVID19 as it’s not an essential service, but the current children’s Hospital is operating as best COVID19 will allow. In the meantime, the New Children’s Hospital project management and design teams are continuing to… Read more »

Covid19 – Staff Welfare Fund

In a very short space of time the world around us looks quite different, but what remains is the tireless dedication of our Hospital Health Workers. We have received a number of requests from people wanting to make Gratitude Donations to the Hospital (CCDHB) for hospital staff and health workers welfare and other purposes, in… Read more »