Month: May 2021

Volunteer hospital musician honoured

Wonderful to have Grant Quinn, one of our talented and dedicated hospital volunteers recognised for his pioneering work in establishing the Special Olympic movement in New Zealand. Many congratulations Grant. Read the article HERE.

Governor General hosts magnificent event in support of the new children’s hospital

It was a privilege and an honour to spend a wonderful evening with Their Excellencies Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne, along with some of the many incredible people who have supported our region’s New Children’s Hospital. CCDHB Chair David Smol, Major hospital benefactors Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood, Sir David Gascoigne, Governor General… Read more »

Jammies in June for Wellington Children’s Hospital

To help keep kids warm and well this winter, Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched its annual Jammies in June Appeal.  Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of acute admissions to hospital for children and Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital sees a significant increase in the number of children who are admitted over the winter months –… Read more »

Caring kids support their New Children’s Hospital!

We are so lucky to have such caring thoughtful kids in our community! We’d love you to meeta coupke fo them. Six year old Bella wanted to help kids less fortunate than herself so during the holidays she decided to sell some of her toys and gorgeous artwork, raising $285 for Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital…. Read more »

Mandy Lapsley crafts beautiful knitwear for our hospitals’ babies

Mandy Lapsley is one of our incredibly talented volunteer knitters who has been lovingly crafting gorgeous wee garments for our hospital’s babies for the last 9 years. Mandy told us that her Mum taught her to knit, and that when her children were young she spent many hours knitting for her family. A self-described ‘fibre… Read more »

Sweet treat for hospitals’ hard working nurses

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12th – on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. With help from the sweet people at Whittakers Chocolate we thank all our hospitals’ nurses for their hard mahi, their dedication, and their compassionate good care of our loved ones when they are at their most… Read more »

Precious for new mum’s at Wellington Regional Hospital this Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all new 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 and Shanon’s quilting group from Busy Bee Quilt Shop. Each Mum will receive one of these beautiful… Read more »

Hospi celebrates roll out of the National Bowel Screening Programme

We couldn’t keep Hospi away from the giant inflatable bowel in the hospital atrium today! This unique display celebrates CCDHB joining the National Bowel Screening Programme, and is helping to raise awareness of bowel cancer and the rollout of invitations to screen. Bowel Screening saves lives and is free for eligible people aged 60-74. It’s… Read more »