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COVID19: A Message from Bill Day

It is a sad day today as we face this uncertain Covid19 crisis. Trustees, staff and I have had to suspend our Hospital Volunteer Service and our Hospital Shop services. 450 volunteers between Wellington and Kenepuru have been asked to stay home due to CoronaVirus. Our Knitters, Sewers and Quilters have been asked to continue… Read more »

108th Anniversary of New Zealand’s First Children’s Hospital

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 – and today we celebrate its 108th birthday!!  The Edward VII Memorial Children’s Hospital opened in Wellington on 13 March 1912, and now 108 years later it is incredibly exciting to see your New Children’s… Read more »

Fair Fun for Hospi

Hospi loved catching up with some new and familiar faces at the Newtown Festival yesterday! Boy was he hot in his fur coat! 🦁  Click through for more pics!

Sporting Highlight of the Year!

Jumbo Tennis is the sporting highlight of Wellington with a twist ….. OVERSIZE rackets and table tennis rules! A huge thanks to Rotary Club of Wellington (RCW) for organising such a fun day in support of the New Children’s Hospital! This has become a real highlight of our fundraising calendar!

Site Visit to New Children’s Hospital

Bill Day and the Foundation team were thrilled to get a close up view of the New Children’s Hospital during a site visit this morning. After a steep and windy climb up the external scaffolding it was fantastic to finally see behind the façade and get a feel for the internal layout. And it’s huge!… Read more »

Movies, Mochas or Memorable Moments?

Movies, mochas or memorable moments? Grab your Entertainment Book membership HERE and enjoy fantastic discounts on many cafes, restaurants, shops, hotels and experiences, while also supporting Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital. Don’t forget to share with your friends and family! 

Special Memorial Donation for Blood and Cancer Unit

It was very special to meet with Jeremy this morning as he donated a television and striking piece of artwork made by, and in loving memory of, his young wife Laura. Jeremy’s donation to Wellington Hospital’s Blood and Cancer Unit is a kind and thoughtful gift that will bring a great deal of comfort and… Read more »

Educational Models for the Heart and Lung Unit

A huge thanks to the Waipawa Lions Club for their generous donation to the Heart & Lung Unit at Wellington Regional Hospital. This donation has enabled the purchase of sought after heart models which will assist medical staff when explaining the treatment for coronary heart disease. The models include two classic heart models with bypasses… Read more »

Iconic Kiwiana Elements Decorate New Children’s Hospital Glazed Panels

Work continues to enclose the New Children’s Hospital with stunning glazed aqua and teal panels.  Each panel has a printed ceramic ‘frit’ design that features an astonishing 2.5 million screen-printed images of fantails, koru, ferns, penguins, footballs and other iconic Kiwi elements that will surprise and captivate our young patients and their families.  Each glass… Read more »