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Fundraising for our New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital

We are currently fundraising for the New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital using face-to-face door knockers.  If you receive a knock at your door from one of our representatives, they will give you some information about the new children’s hospital and invite you to become a Well Wisher (regular giver) to support the new hospital. Face-to-face fundraising… Read more »

Local Artist Paints Memory-Murals for Kenepuru Hospital

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 »

Farewell to the old Nurses Home

Nursing Training at Wellington Hospital

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!

New Zealand's first children's hospital, Edward VII Memorial Children's Hospital opens in Wellington 107 years ago

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!

Players in action!

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!

The House that Wellington Rugby Built!

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 »

Rotary club helps find veins at Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital!

Charlotte Stanczuk (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital) shows Mark Chiu and Patricia Cooper (Rotary Club of Mt Victoria members) how the AccuVien Device works.

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 »

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 »