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Pat’s Story – International Volunteer Day

Hospi admiring Pat's playing!

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 »

Countdown Kicks Off Children’s Hospital Appeal!

Countdown and Wellington Children's Hospital staff present the cheque

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal donates $80,000 to NEW Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital Equipment Fund Wellington Hospitals Foundation’s “All Brand New” Medical Equipment Fund got off to a great start this morning with the Wellington Countdown Stores presenting a cheque for $80,0000 for the New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital.  This is the first major donation to… Read more »

Recycle your mobile phone and support our New Wellington Children’s Hospital!

Hospi with some donated phones

  Recycle your old phones and support our New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital! You can now recycle your old mobile phones, whilst supporting the New Children’s Hospital Equipment Fund. Drop off your old mobile phones (in any condition) to: Main Reception, Atrium, Wellington Regional Hospital. Or, Recycling for Charity, 1 King Charles Drive, Upper Hutt…. Read more »

New children’s hospital build begins!

Wellington Children's Hospital patient Eddie presents Mark Dunajtschik with a gift

Ceremony marks the start of New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital construction. Wellington Hospitals Foundation and Hospi were delighted to be at the Mauri stone-laying ceremony, held at Wellington Regional Hospital today, to mark the start of the construction of our New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital.   The 7000-square metre, three-storey new children’s hospital is expected… Read more »

A new piece of equipment for Wellington’s Emergency Department

Dr Andre Cromhout

Thanks to the Foundation’s supporters, Wellington Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department now has a brand new ‘Videolaryngoscope’. What is a Videolaryngoscope?     A ‘Videolaryngoscope’ is a piece of equipment which is used to help intubate patients (place a tube into the throat to help a patient breathe or to administer drugs). The ‘Videolaryngoscope’ uses a… Read more »

Will you leave a legacy?

Maurice, with Trish Lee (Bequest Manager) visiting the Wellington Hospital ED department to view the Portable Ultrasound Machine he would later fund for the Oncology Unit.

September is National Bequest Month, so we spoke to Trish Lee – Manager Bequests at Wellington Hospitals Foundation- to ask her why people choose to leave a bequest to Wellington’s Regional Hospitals. Trish told us that people leave a gift in their will (bequest) for many different reasons, but it’s often because they want to… Read more »

Foundation funds $92,000 worth of equipment for new ICU expansion

Bill Day (Chair of the Foundation), with Shona, and ICU Charge Nurse Manager Stephen James

This week, the new expansion to Wellington Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) opened, after over a year of work. The ICU expansion increases it’s capacity from 18 to 24 beds, and will ensure fewer non-urgent surgeries are postponed. Wellington Hospitals Foundation is proud to have funded over $92,000 worth of equipment for the new… Read more »

2018 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal is underway!

The 2018 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal in underway! This year celebrates the 12th year of the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal for Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital. The Foundation (as the official charity of Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital) is delighted to once again be working with Countdown to help fund the beds for our new Wellington Regional… Read more »