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Face to Face fundraising for our hospitals

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is the official charity for the hospitals served by Te Whatu OraCapital, Coast and Hutt Valley district.  This includes Wellington Regional, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals, Te Wao Nui Child Health Service and Kapiti Health Centre.  We are currently fundraising for our hospitals using face to face door knockers.  But isn’t healthcare free… Read more »

Rapid Relief Supports Te Wao Nui

The Foundation was delighted to work with Rapid Relief NZ around the very generous donation of 6 TOM 2 Paediatric beds to Te Wao Nui Child Health Service. Not only does the TOM 2 offer electric positioning and very high safety parameters, but they are also equipped with a wide range of sophisticated paediatric functions… Read more »

Mark Dunajtschik awarded King’s Honour

Our heartfelt congratulations to Sir Mark Dunajtschik on his knighthood for services to philanthropy. We are thrilled to see Mark recognised for his generosity to the community and in particular for Te Wao Nui our new regional children’s hospital in the Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood Building, and for his further commitment to the Mark… Read more »

Special Christmas buddies for sick kids

For the last 6 years, the lovely Lucy Cameron – Independent Scentsy Consultant has kindly delivered gorgeous sponsored Scentsy Buddies to children spending time in hospital. Not only are the buddies very cute and cuddly, but their hidden pocket with aromatherapy sachets also provide calming and therapeutic benefits – as well as places to hide… Read more »

Raindrop Project donates Christmas toys

It was great to see Lucia from The Raindrop Project this week. Lucia kindly donated a box of toys and crafts for kids spending time in hospital over the holiday period.

Wellington Girls College Charity of Choice

The Foundation was delighted to be chosen as the 2022 charity of choice by Wellington Girls College. The students worked hard organising fun events and fundraising activities throughout the year and thanks to their mammoth effort, we received $12,250. Well done and huge thanks to all involved.

Donors support hi-tech innovation and improvements in our hospitals

Medical 3D printing is increasingly used in both clinical and research-based healthcare activities. With the generous support of our donors, the Foundation recently provided funding for the Improvement & Innovation team within the Centre of Clinical Excellence at Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley to purchase a 3D Printer, Enclosure and Air Filtration… Read more »

Dojo donates Christmas goodies

Last week students from World Marudao Karate made the long walk from their dojo in Berhampore to donate Christmas gifts to Te Wao Nui. This has become an annual tradition of goodwill and kindness from our valued charity partner who have supported the Foundation and our Child Health teams for 9 years.

Transforming Christmas for sick kids

We’d love you to meet wee Bodhi (5). Bodhi is very creative and is also obsessed with Transformers – whether transforming his toys, watching them on TV or drawing his own. Mum Amy wanted to celebrate this passion and had Bodhi’s artwork printed on T-shirts. Initially Bodhi felt too shy to wear them but when… Read more »

Buddle Findlay bring Santa to Te Wao Nui

It was so lovely to welcome Santa and a couple of Buddle Findlay’s Summer Clerks to Te Wao Nui this morning. Buddle Findlay have been spreading festive cheer and putting smiles on the faces of sick kids since 2004. Thanks also to The Warehouse Petone for their kind support of Buddle Findlay’s visit.