Month: March 2023

Honours for Mark and Dorothy

Our heartfelt congratulations to benefactor Sir Mark Dunajtschik who was recognised with a Knighthood in the King’s New Year’s Honours list.  Mark also recently added the Ryman Healthcare Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau to his growing list of accolades. Mark and Dorothy were also awarded the Jemima Gazley Spirit… Read more »

Welly Award Winner!

On behalf of Wellington Hospitals Foundation trustees and staff, our warmest congratulations to Chair Bill Day, who has won the Dominion Post Wellingtonian of the Year, in the category of Community Service! Bill is passionate about Wellington. He has worked with our community to raise more than $160 million in essential projects for our hospitals,… Read more »

Calling all knitters!

With the temperatures starting to drop and the days becoming shorter we’re in need of lots of lovely knitting for our littlest patients. We would love to refill our stocks of new-born sized singlets, cardigans, beanies and booties. Everything needs to be 100% wool and 100% new yarn so that wee ones can better regulate… Read more »

Sterile Gastroenterology Department patient waiting area transformed

Wellington Hospital’s Gastroenterology waiting room was a small and unattractive space with little natural light. Thanks to our kind donors, we’ve been able to bring a little more interest to this area with stunning decals from NZ’s aerosol and stencil artist, FLOX, with her trademark native birds, ferns and flowers that celebrate Aotearoa’s environmental taonga…. Read more »

Highly trained professionals collaborate to get critically ill patients to hospital

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is a proud and long-time supporter of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), investing in excess of $3million in medical equipment and care items that help precious pēpē and their whānau. It was great to see members of NICU’s emergency Flight Team at Life Flight’s recent community Open Day. Along with our… Read more »

Piko Ward welcomes its first patient!

This year marks the 111th anniversary of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for Children, which opened in Wellington on 13 March 1912, so it was fitting that after a small delay, we were able to welcome Laila (7) to the newly opened Piko Ward in Te Wao Nui this morning. It’s hard to believe… Read more »

Te Wao Nui’s new Lions funded Playscape opens!

Te Wao Nui’s stunning new Lions funded outdoor Playscape, combines a play space with a sunny north facing outdoor retreat for those families spending time in hospital.  It also offers our Allied Health Teams an alternative therapeutic space, with various equipment and split levels offering mobility, agility and balance challenges for children who need extra… Read more »

Jumbo Tennis Fundraiser for Child Health

Jumbo Tennis is Wellington’s sporting highlight of the year – played with oversized rackets and table tennis rules. Hosted by Rotary Club of Wellington (RCW) in support of Te Wao Nuil Child Health Service and regional hospital, this was a fantastic corporate team building event! Our huge thanks to the Rotary team as well as… Read more »