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Very Welly Christmas fun

On behalf of Te Wao Nui Child Health Service, Wellington Hospitals Foundation is pleased to be the official charity for Very Welly Christmas this weekend 26 & 27 November.  This is a fun family event.    Bring your favourite toy down for a free Well Health Check at our clinic near Midland Park, where you’ll… Read more »

Fun and vibrant artwork for Radiology

“To be able to pretend the table is a rocket or spaceship is a great way to explain to children the X-ray table moves and gives them something to focus on.” “Jet Planes!! My favourite… ooooh and they are like rockets.” “Wow, Just Wow.” “Now I feel better about having to be here. Still rather… Read more »

Medi flight to Wellington for wee Molly

Earlier this year, wee Molly (5) was flown to Wellington’s regional children’s hospital on a medi flight from Wanganui for emergency treatment following complications after her appendix ruptured. Molly’s Mum Jen told us, “We will be forever grateful to all the team in Wellington for their outstanding care, and for leaving Molly with only happy… Read more »

First day patient for Te Wao Nui

We’d love you to meet Mischa (18 months) who was the first day-stay patient to be seen in Te Wao Nui. Mischa has had recurrent ear infections, pauses in breathing when sleeping and low weight gain, so was at hospital to have surgery to replace her ear grommets and have her adenoids removed. Mum Felicity… Read more »

Local Legends!!

Huge congratulations to our Charity Partner WRFU / Wellington Lions for their stunning NPC final win against Canterbury on Saturday! Pictured with the team are Sally Barton, Shona Brunton and Bill Day from Wellington Hospitals Foundation

Te Wao Nui welcomes first patients

Te Wao Nui – Wellington’s new regional child health services and hospital – welcomed their first patients this week. Young people and whānau began visiting level 2 for their outpatient appointments on Monday (17 October). This morning eight patients staying in Ward 2 of the old children’s hospital moved to their new lighter, larger and… Read more »

ICU is a little less scary thanks to Foundation donors

The ICU can be an intense and very scary place for critically ill patients and their loved ones. Sadly, children are also regularly admitted to the ICU and last year during the RSV outbreak there were 9 tamariki and rangatahi in the unit at once. The unit has ceiling mounted TVs in 16 of the… Read more »

Shaving long locks for sick kids

A huge shout out to Chris Kotrotsos who recently shaved his very long locks in support of sick kids. Chris raised $5,100 for a new medical grade drugs fridge for the new Te Wao Nui Child Health Service and hospital. When Chris’s six year old cousin Petra had a minor playground accident she was taken… Read more »

Ground for Good

Fancy a free coffee? Join Havana Coffee Works in The Great Coffee Shout and support Te Wao Nui – your new regional children’s hospital! Download the ‘Again Again’ app and use the referral code ‘coffeeufeel’ Every time you buy a coffee in a returnable cup in supporting cafes, Te Wao Nui will receive a donation…. Read more »

Te Wao Nui officially opened

This morning marked the official opening of Wellington region’s new Child Heath Service and hospital – Te Wao Nui in the Mark Dunatjschik and Dorothy Spotswood Building. We were delighted to share this event with our incredible benefactors Mark and Dorothy, as well as Dame Cindy Kiro, Ministers Little and Robertson, and many key donors… Read more »