Why we exist

Wellington’s public hospitals are the cornerstones of our community. Wellington Regional Hospital needs the involvement of our communities to support the special projects which will benefit patients, their families and hospital staff.

Our trustees Friends & supporters

But doesn’t the Government fund healthcare?

Yes… and no. We are lucky in New Zealand to have free healthcare, but funding isn’t limitless and some things aren’t covered.

If you have ever had a sick child in Wellington hospital, you may have slept on a chair bed by their side.
That chair bed isn’t ‘healthcare’ and was funded by our wonderful supporters.

Know anyone who’s suffered from Coronary Heart Disease? We’re fundraising for the state of the art Cardiology equipment that will help our doctors visualise the heart faster and more accurately.

Basically, you will always have access to free healthcare, but we provide the things that make that healthcare faster, better and more comfortable.


Our region covers in excess of 900,000 people. Our hospitals provide tertiary care from Whanganui to Napier, down to Nelson and Marlborough.


We support 5 areas in the Wellington region. Wellington Regional Hospital, Wellington Regional Children's Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital, Kapiti Health Centre and Te Korowai-Whāriki.


We’ve successfully funded over $15 Million for Hospital projects over the past 12 years!

Our Charities Commission Registration Number - CC22921

Our IRD Number - 092-141-462