Latest news

Read our newsletters

Rotary funds early learning books for sick kids

The Wellington Children’s Hospital team was delighted to receive a recent donation of early learning books from Rotary. This kind donation follows a collaboration of the Port Nicholson, Wellington, Wellington North, Mt Victoria and Porirua Rotary Clubs.  These resources are a welcome addition to the Playspecalist and Paediatric Community Nursing team’s toolkit.  Rotary are tremendous… Read more »

Wellington Children’s Hospital Annual Street Appeal

Over 7,000 young people aged between 0-16 from across the Wellington region are admitted to Wellington Children’s hospital every year and you can ensure they continue to receive the best possible care. ** Can you spare two hours to collect on 20 August 2021** Sign up HERE to your preferred location and time at Please… 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… Read more »

Volunteers needed for COVID-19 vaccination roll out

We are seeking volunteers to support people during their visits to some of the community COVID vaccination clinics – and we need your help. If you are a friendly, outgoing and helpful person and would like to assist people during their visit to a COVID clinic in a discreet and respectful way, we would love… Read more »

Torpedo 7: Family and Friends Event

Friends of Wellington Hospitals Foundation can enjoy discounted prices at Torpedo 7 stores nationwide between 24 June – 7 July, with up to 40% off selected items.   With a portion of all proceeds going to the Wellington Hospitals Foundation for your New Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital, be sure to be in quick to grab your… Read more »

Generous grant helps fund specialised peadiatric medical equipment

Our grateful thanks to The Sutherland Self Help Trust for their generous grant which has enabled us to buy six paediatric wheelchairs and two weighted hoists for the New Children’s Hospital. The hoists will assist staff to safely and easily lift and transfer patients with limited or no mobility.

Regional Rotarian support for the New Children’s Hospital

This week the Rotary Club of Whanganui North team presented Bill Day Chair of the Foundation with an incredible $35,000 towards outfitting the interior of the two Rotary district 9940 sponsored family rooms in our New Regional Children’s Hospital.  We are very grateful to the club for their hard work and generous support.  As a… Read more »

NZCT grant helps equip therapeutic gyms in the New Children’s Hospital

We were delighted to receive a grant from New Zealand Community Trust towards equipment for the two new therapeutic gyms in your new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital. These gyms will be used by both the Child Development Service and the Paediatric Rehabilitation Service teams to provide therapy and rehabilitation for young patients aged from birth… Read more »

From King Edward VII Memorial Hospital to Te Wao Nui Child Health Service

An Update on your New Regional Children’s Hospital Three years ago, following an initial approach by the Foundation, Mark Dunajtschik announced an extraordinary gift of $50 million to build a new world-class children’s hospital for our region.  This unprecedented generosity is deeply appreciated and will ensure a brighter and healthier future for thousands of kiwi… Read more »

Incredible generosity by local karate club

World Marudao Karate is one of the Foundation’s longstanding charity partners. Last week we were thrilled to be presented with $18,000 following the club’s Annual Quiz Night fundraising event, bringing the total amount the club has raised and donated to an extraordinary $107,000. This year, proceeds will be put towards much needed EEG monitoring equipment… Read more »