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New Sternotomy Mannequin for ICU

The Foundation was pleased to recently fund a Sternotomy Mannequin for the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Regional Hospital. Using mannequins in clinical simulations allows future and current clinicians to ‘practice on plastic’ first. The Sternotomy mannequin is used for Cardiothoracic Life Support (CALS) courses, which lets physicians train for surgeries in which an incision… Read more »

Exciting milestone reached in the construction of your new Children’s Hospital!

Check out this fantastic time-lapse video of the team pouring the second concrete slab for your new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital! The crews from McKee Fehl, Precision Concrete Pumping and Spraying, Higgins Concrete and Allmacks concrete services were amazing, battling Wellington’s wild weather to get the job done – Legends! The crew worked until midnight on Saturday to complete the final… Read more »

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 »

Hospi’s 2019 Pyjamas for Winter Appeal

Hospi's Pyjamas for Winter Appeal
Winter 2019

Help Hospi keep our sick kids warm this winter! Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital sees a significant increase in the number of children who are admitted to hospital over the winter months, and many of them come in without a pair of pyjamas to wear. For many Wellington families in need, the simple act of having… Read more »

181 cement trucks deliver precious cargo to the new children’s hospital

Construction of the new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital took an exciting step forward today with the first pour of the foundations! Philanthropist Mark Dunajtschik and Grant Corleison were thrilled to be on site this afternoon to see 181 cement trucks snake their way through Newtown with their very precious cargo.  This was a huge logistical… 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 »