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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 that a little over 6 months ago Te Wao Nui Child Health Service and regional hospital, in the Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood building, was officially opened!

This modern, family friendly new hospital will serve children like Laila and her whānau for many years to come and we are thrilled that the Child Health Service has now been fully integrated under the one roof. The new hospital now reflects the exceptional work of this dedicated team of healthcare professionals. We wish Laila all the very best for her recovery.