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Calling all MARVEL fans

WellingtonNZ is auctioning off the giant Mjölnir (Thor’s hammer) with all the proceeds going to Te Wao Nui Child Health Service. Guy Ryan, CEO of Wellington Hospitals Foundation and Tiaki – the kaitiaki of Te Wao Nui Child Health Service, couldn’t resist the opportunity to get a closer look at this impressive piece of art!    Our… Read more »

Super sized fun

Thanks to the amazing team at and Rotary Club of Wellington (RCW) for serving up a smashing Jumbo Tennis Tournament fundraiser! The day was a volley of fun and fierce competition on-court, paired with top-notch food, fine wines, and craft beer on the sidelines! Funds raised will be put towards a new Flight Transport… Read more »

Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation helps sick tamariki and their whānau 

Thanks to the generous support of our charity partner, Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation, in the second year of our three-year agreement, we’ve been able to buy much needed equipment that will benefit our hospital’s youngest patients across multiple hospital teams. This includes the purchase of 35 Buzzy4Shots Healthcare Devices for use by the Emergency… Read more »

Picnic tables enhance the experience for expectant parents

Thanks to our donors, the Foundation was delighted to be able to fund two picnic tables for the private patio areas outside the birthing and postnatal rooms at Paraparaumu Maternity Unit, nestled within Kapiti Heath Centre. This addition provides a more comfortable and inviting space for expectant parents and whānau to relax, connect and enjoy… Read more »

Wellington Hospitals Foundation Announces New Chief Executive

Bill Day, Executive Chair of Wellington Hospitals Foundation, today announced the appointment of Guy Ryan as the Foundation’s new Chief Executive. “My trustees and I are delighted to welcome Guy to the Foundation. Guy brings a strong background in fundraising and community engagement.  As the founder of the charity Inspiring Stories and the 2015 Young… Read more »

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 »

Behind the Stitches

Many of you may recognise Lita, one of our hospital gift shop’s lovely co-managers. What you may not know is that Lita is also a talented and prolific knitter, crafting many beautiful items for our hospital’s youngest patients. Lita told us that she finds knitting relaxing and enjoys puzzling out new patterns as it ‘helps… Read more »

Christmas surprise for new pēpē

Today parents arrived to visit their special wee ones in NICU to find them dressed in Christmas clothing and wrapped in Christmas sheets and blankets. The Foundation also delivered beautiful Santa stockings for each incubator with a gift of a quilt, cardigan, toy, singlet, booties and beanies for every baby.  These beautiful stockings were also… Read more »

Wishing you a happy, healthy Christmas

Wellington’s public hospitals are the cornerstones of our community, where caring and dedicated healthcare professionals provide lifesaving and life-changing medical care to many thousands of patients every year. The Foundation is immensely proud to support their incredible work. It is also a great privilege to work with all of our charity partners, major sponsors, friends,… Read more »

Dulux spreads Christmas cheer

Our thanks to Michala and the staff from Dulux who dropped in toys for children spending time in hospital over the Christmas period, along with a giant tin of jelly beans for the staff! Much appreciated! Pictured: Robyn, Play Specialist