A gallery of bright, bold and uniquely Kiwi-inspired works by local artist Rachel Benefield was unveiled today at Kenepuru Hospital. Located in the Older Adults Health and Rehabilitation Ward, and funded by the Wellington Hospitals Foundation with support from Trust House Foundation, these large paintings will bring great joy and pleasure to the elderly inpatients,… Read more »
Author: Clare Ennis
Wellington Hospitals Foundation Autumn 2019
Farewell to the old Nurses Home
It is with a nostalgic nod to a bygone era that we say goodbye to Riddiford House – the last of Wellington Regional Hospital’s former Nurses Quarters. In 1883, Wellington Hospital established the first formal nursing training programme in New Zealand. For the next 90 years, supervised Nurses Homes would be built on hospital grounds… Read more »
Celebrating 107 years of care for our youngest patients!
Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital has a unique and remarkable place in New Zealand’s history as the country’s first ever children’s hospital. Today we celebrate its 107th birthday! As we reflect on our past, we also look towards a stunning “All Brand New” children’s hospital, that will provide world-class care and treatment to future generations of sick children… Read more »
Jumbo Tennis – a big hit for Wellington Children’s Hospital!
Jumbo Tennis – a big hit for Wellington Children’s Hospital! A big thank you to the Rotary Club of Wellington for choosing to support Wellington Children’s Hospital, as recipients of their wonderful Jumbo Tennis fundraiser. The competition heated up on the 1st March, when over 40 teams took part in the tournament, playing tennis with oversized, jumbo… Read more »
The House that Wellington Rugby Built – BUILD BEGINS!
We are excited to share that Wellington Hospitals Foundation’s long term charity partner, Wellington Rugby Football Union, are building a house to raise money for Junior Rugby and Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital! ‘The House that Wellington Rugby Built’ will be auctioned off at its completion, where the successful buyer will walk away with the keys to… Read more »
Hospi and Wellington Hospitals Foundation will be back at the Newtown Festival this year on Sunday 3rd March. Come along, say hi to Hospi and make a donation to support the New Children’s Hospital Equipment Fund. Hospi hopes to see you there!
Rotary club helps find veins at Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital!
Rotary club helps find veins at Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital! Children’s tiny veins will now be a lot easier to find at Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital thanks to the Rotary Club of Mount Victoria. Wellington Hospitals Foundation, Wellington Children’s Hospital’s official charity, has received a grant from the club to purchase a brand new AccuVein… Read more »
NZ Police deliver Christmas gifts to Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital!
A team from New Zealand Police visited the children’s hospital yesterday morning to deliver gifts they collected as part of a Christmas toy appeal for sick kids. Boxes of gifts were collected from staff at the New Zealand Police College, Police National Headquarters, and the Lower North Island and Upper South Island Police stations. The… Read more »
Pat’s Story – International Volunteer Day
Strains of Beethoven, Bach and other classical or jazzy melodies can often be heard drifting in and around the Wellington Regional Hospital Atrium. We are extremely fortunate to have over 36 talented volunteer pianists who enchant and entertain our patients, families and staff each week. Mrs Pat Collier has been playing for 70 years and… Read more »