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The 1912 Edward VII Memorial Children’s Hospital

Wellington’s King Edward VII Memorial Children’s Hospital was New Zealand’s first hospital to be devoted exclusively to the treatment and care of children. Fortunately, modern paediatric healthcare is a world away from early Victorian practices when children were shut away in dormitory style wards. Young people and their families admitted to Wellington’s stunning New Regional Children’s Hospital will experience much more comfort and privacy with single bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, fold away adult beds and a personal Smart TV. Importantly, the change to individual patient rooms will also ensure greater infection control at a time when this has never been more important.

Two prototype rooms are currently under construction, offering an exciting sneak peek into the final space!
We are also loving the new finishing details and glass privacy fins on the ground floor of your New Children’s Hospital! The terracotta colouring also beautifully references the main hospital campus. Work has also begun on the main causeway and the bridge linking the two buildings.

This final stage of the build is being funded through the generosity of our community. The super-cool kids gifting their pocket money as well as many families, small kiwi businesses and caring corporate donors. A huge thanks to every one of you as we work towards raising the $10 million needed to outfit and equip the interior of the New Children’s Hospital. Please join us and DONATE HERE.