Month: May 2020

Michelle’s Givalittle sacrifice for your New Children’s Hospital

Michelle’s son Nnamdi spent many years in and out of Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital as a child.  Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis which is an inflammatory bowel disease, he needed life changing surgery at 13 to have his entire large bowel removed and replaced with a stoma port.  This is a huge operation, with enormous physical… Read more »

Kids caring for kids

Nicolas Volpicelli-Muollo is a talented young man with a philanthropic outlook. He attends Scots College Wellington and what started as a Year 10 school Business Studies project has turned into a significant peer-to-peer fundraising initiative for your New Children’s Hospital. Nicolas is working with other schools in the region to raise money for 50 Smart… Read more »

Foundation Volunteers help Medical Students during COVID19

Gathering important information from a patient’s medical history, in a sensitive and empathetic way, is an essential part of all good medical decision making. A recent and unseen effect of COVID19 on our hospitals was the impact on the teaching, learning and assessment of over 600 medical students who have had the physical examination and… Read more »

Your New Children’s Hospital will help thousands of sick kids like Lauren

The very first thing you notice about little Lauren is a smile that radiates pure joy!   But born prematurely, Lauren has had a rough start to life with frequent seizure-like episodes that specialists struggled to diagnose.  Eventually identified as Sandifer’s Syndrome she was unable to feed so was fitted with a Mic-Key Button, which is a… Read more »

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and now more than ever before, nurses are in the spotlight worldwide. Today we celebrate International Nurses Day, with a small gift from the Foundation to all nurses and midwives working in Wellington Regional and Kenepuru Hospitals. We thank them for their dedication, their energy… Read more »

Mother’s Day gift for all new Mum’s in Wellington Regional Hospital

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mum’s! All new Mums at Wellington Regional Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care unit will receive a special Mother’s Day gift today, thanks to an amazing group of volunteer quilters, including Sue Grimwood’s quilting group from Sue Bee. New Mum’s, and those spending time with wee ones in the NICU… Read more »

Work resumes on your New Children’s Hospital at Alert Level Three

The New Children’s Hospital is a key infrastructure project for the Greater Wellington Region and it’s wonderful to see construction resume so quickly.  A new health check container and dedicated handwashing stations have been quickly put in place to comply with all new Health and Safety requirements under the COVID19 Alert Level Three response. While… Read more »