Month: May 2023

Fantastic resources for sick kids

Our huge thanks to Kiwi Conservation Club for donating their stunning Wild Things magazine to Te Wao Nui Child Health Service. These magazines are beautifully edited and are packed full of informative articles, puzzles and activities that showcase New Zealand’s flora and fauna. They will be a fantastic edition to our hospital’s Play Specialist’s kete… Read more »

Congratulations to Sir Mark Dunajtschik

Our warmest congratulations to Sir Mark Dunajtschik on his investiture by Governor General Dame Cindy Kiro, today. Sir Mark received his knighthood for contributions to the Wellington community, including his $53 Million donation to build the newly-opened Wellington children’s hospital, Te Wao Nui. Without Mark and Dorothy Spotswood’s incredible generosity a new children’s hospital would… Read more »

Baby dinos visit our hospitals

It was super exciting this morning as two gorgeous baby dinos, Barry and Stiggy, arrived for a visit to Te Wao Nui and Wellington Hospital’s atrium, in advance of the LEGO Jurassic World by Brickman exhibition. Check out this stunning exhibition featuring 6 million individual lego pieces, at the new Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition… Read more »

Liquid Gold for NICU

This International Milk Donor Appreciation Day we celebrate and thank the women who have donated an incredible 232 litres of liquid gold to the Wellington Hospitals Foundation funded Mothers Milk Bank/Pātaka Miraka, since it’s opening in May 2021 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  Milk from a baby’s own mother is always the first… Read more »

Jammies in June for sick kids

To help keep kids warm and well this winter, Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched its annual Jammies in June Appeal.  Please DONATE ONLINE and for $20 we can buy a pair of cosy new PJs on your behalf.   Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of acute admissions to hospital for children and Wellington’s Te… Read more »

Gift for new mum’s this Mother’s Day

All NICU and new mums in the maternity wards at Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital and Paraparaumu Maternity Unit will receive a special quilt this Mother’s Day. These gifts are made possible thanks to a wonderful team of volunteer quilters, coordinated by Wellington Hospitals Foundation. Sally Barton, Volunteer Manager said, “These beautiful handmade items are… Read more »