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National Volunteer Week – Celebrating Mac The Travelling Knitter

Mac knitting away whilst parked up in Queenstown

Mac The Travelling Knitter Mac MacMillian, is a truly unique volunteer! While most of our volunteer knitters, sewers and quilters create their garments at home in front of the telly, Mac does quite the opposite. Mac and his wife travel around NZ in their campervan and Mac knits along the way, sending parcels of knitting… Read more »

All Blacks visit Wellington Children’s Hospital!

Te Awanui meets the All Blacks

Patients and families at Wellington Children’s Hospital were surprised by a visit from the All Blacks on Friday 15th June!   All Blacks players Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Liam Squire and Sam Cane came along and visited the children in Ward 1, Ward 2 and the Day Ward. This was prior to their second test match of… Read more »

Hundreds of pyjamas distributed to sick Wellington children to keep them warm this winter – and more are needed!

Wellington Regional Children's Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist Charlotte Stanczuk, with Paediatric Community Nurses Kerry Dellabarca and Helen Orr and some of the pyjamas.

Wellington Hospitals Foundation’s ‘Hospi’s Pyjamas for Winter Appeal’ is making a huge difference for sick children this winter, thanks to the amazing support of the community. The appeal, which is calling for donations of brand new flannelette pyjamas to help keep sick kids warm this winter, was launched following significant demand from Wellington Regional Children’s… Read more »

Pyjama Appeal Launched to Keep Sick Kids Warm this Winter

Hospi's Pyjamas for Winter Appeal

Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched a new ‘Hospi’s Pyjamas for Winter Appeal’, after significant demand from Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital for new pairs of pyjamas to keep sick kids warm at night. The appeal will help many kids in the Wellington region stay warm and well this winter. Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital sees a significant… Read more »

New mums receive special quilts on Mother’s Day!

Deb Davenport (Acting Charge Nurse Manager at Wellington Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) with Trish Lee (Volunteer Manager at Wellington Hospitals Foundation) with the Mother’s Day gift packs.

New mothers at Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital will be receiving a special gift pack this Mother’s Day.  Each pack contains a beautiful handmade quilt, a beanies and bootees set, and a soft-toy Hospi. The Mother’s Day gifts are made possible thanks to a wonderful team of volunteers, coordinated by Wellington Hospitals Foundation.   Trish Lee,… Read more »

NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL UPDATE

WOW A New Children's Hospital

New Children’s Hospital Underway!  We are delighted to announce that work has now begun on our brand new Children’s Regional Hospital. We expect the hospital to be completed as soon as 2020! Timetable on time! Doctors, nurses, hospital staff, designers, architects, community, Mr Dunajtschik and many others have been working hard since the announcement on… Read more »

United Arab Emirates assists Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital

Mr. Saleh Alsuwaidi

United Arab Emirates new Ambassador to New Zealand His Excellency Mr. Saleh Alsuwaidi today presented Bill Day, Chair Wellington Hospitals Foundation with a cheque for US$20,000 to assist sick New Zealand and Pacific Island children. Mr Saleh Alsuwaidi said the United Arab Emirates is pleased to join with Wellington Children’s Hospital to make a difference… Read more »

Congratulations Mark!

wellingtonian of the year 2017

Mark Dunajtschik, who is to build and donate our New Childrens Hospital, was named as Wellingtonian of the Year at last nights “Welly” Awards for his philanthropic work over past years. “We are so pleased that Mark has been recognised in this way and offer our congratulations” said Bill Day, Chair of Wellington Hospitals Foundation…. Read more »

Foundation orders another Super Transport Incubator for Prem Babies

3rd transport incubator purchased for wellington NICU

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is delighted to have today arranged for the purchase of a third Voyager/transport system for Wellington Hospitals Neonatal unit. Chair Bill Day said that “our appeal to fund one incubator was so successful that the Foundation has been able to purchase a second incubator costing $180,000. The order has been placed today… Read more »