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Caring kids support their New Children’s Hospital!

We are so lucky to have such caring thoughtful kids in our community! We’d love you to meeta coupke fo them. Six year old Bella wanted to help kids less fortunate than herself so during the holidays she decided to sell some of her toys and gorgeous artwork, raising $285 for Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital…. Read more »

Mandy Lapsley crafts beautiful knitwear for our hospitals’ babies

Mandy Lapsley is one of our incredibly talented volunteer knitters who has been lovingly crafting gorgeous wee garments for our hospital’s babies for the last 9 years. Mandy told us that her Mum taught her to knit, and that when her children were young she spent many hours knitting for her family. A self-described ‘fibre… Read more »

Sweet treat for hospitals’ hard working nurses

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12th – on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. With help from the sweet people at Whittakers Chocolate we thank all our hospitals’ nurses for their hard mahi, their dedication, and their compassionate good care of our loved ones when they are at their most… Read more »

Precious for new mum’s at Wellington Regional Hospital this Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all new Mum’s! All new Mums at Wellington Regional Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will receive a special Mother’s Day gift today, thanks to an amazing group of volunteer quilters, including Sue and Shanon’s quilting group from Busy Bee Quilt Shop. Each Mum will receive one of these beautiful… Read more »

Hospi celebrates roll out of the National Bowel Screening Programme

We couldn’t keep Hospi away from the giant inflatable bowel in the hospital atrium today! This unique display celebrates CCDHB joining the National Bowel Screening Programme, and is helping to raise awareness of bowel cancer and the rollout of invitations to screen. Bowel Screening saves lives and is free for eligible people aged 60-74. It’s… Read more »

Breakfast fundraiser with Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Foundation Chair Bill Day enjoyed breakfast with about 70 prominent members of the Tawa Business Network this morning. A fundraiser for the New Regional Children’s Hospital, members particularly enjoyed hearing from guest speaker Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Bill also took the opportunity to provide guests with an update on the building’s progress.

Foundation proudly funds Excellence Awards for ED staff

“During a busy shift, Registered Nurse Tessy recognised a critically unwell patient in the corridor who had abdominal pain and a blue leg.  She prioritised care and alerted medical staff.  This patient received rapid care and a CT scan showed aortic dissection.  The patient was taken to the operating theatre as a category 1.  Tessy… Read more »

Foundation donors help patients in need of lifesaving kidney dialysis

Sadly, demand for outpatient renal dialysis has been steadily increasing. Late last year a satellite dialysis unit – Te Whare Takihi mo te Katoa – was opened at the Hutt Hospital Hub, which will allow patients in the Hutt and Wairarapa areas to receive their lifesaving treatments much closer to home.  Dialysis isn’t a quick… Read more »

Recycle old phones and support your new children’s hospital

Recycling For Charity, New Zealand can help you safely and sustainably dispose of your old phones, with proceeds helping to outfit and equip your new children’s hospital. Drop off zones are located in the foyer of Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital Orderlies Desk, Kapiti Health Centre or by contacting them directly. All phones will be… Read more »

Wellington Regional Childern’s Hospital 109 Years old today

Original Wellington Children's Hospital

Wellington’s King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for Children was New Zealand’s first hospital to be devoted exclusively to the treatment and care of children, and was opened on this day in 1912. It has been a 109 year journey to Te Wao Nui, your new purpose built children’s hospital opening later this year. This extraordinary… Read more »