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Sick kids drive super cool cars to surgery!

Having an operation can be very scary, even for the bravest among us! To help make the experience a lot loss less frightening and overwhelming for our wee patients, the Foundation recently funded a fleet of five super cool electric cars for children to travel to theatres in, at both Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals. Among… Read more »

Walk Through the Heart of the City 2019

Saturday 2 November 2019

Grab your shoes and loved ones and join us for a fun walk through the heart of the city to build a stronger heart for Wellington Regional Hospital!  All funds raised will go towards supporting Wellington Regional Hospital’s Heart and Lung Unit.  Go the extra mile and encourage family and friends to sponsor you too!… Read more »

Thank you Wellington!!

A huge THANK YOU to all the wonderful Wellingtonians, businesses, community groups, families and individuals who generously supported Hospi’s Pyjama Appeal again this year. We’ve been inundated with thousands of fabulous flannelette pyjamas which has helped keep sick kids warm and well this winter.  Many of the PJs have been distributed by our paediatric community… Read more »

‘Singers to Listen For’ – Showcasing wonderful young opera singers

Tuesday 6 August 2019

    The Wellington Hospitals Foundation are very pleased to invite you to an evening showcasing rising operatic stars, in support of the new Wellington Children’s Hospital.  We are delighted that Wellington Rotary has chosen the new Wellington Children’s Hospital to be joint recipients of proceeds from their annual concert – Singers to Listen For. … Read more »

“Two Year Countdown to New Children’s Hospital”

“Two-year countdown to children’s hospital” …. Our community’s support of the new Wellington Regional Children’s hospital grows every day! The Foundation is delighted to share this front page article of today’s Dominion Post which celebrates the half way stage of the new children’s hospital. Below, Dr Andrew Marshall outlines the impact your new children’s hospital… Read more »

Wellington Children’s Hospital Annual Street Appeal

Friday 23 August 2019

Wellington Children’s Hospital’s Annual Street Appeal is on Friday 23rd August 2019. Please give two hours of your time to help thousands of sick kids in our region receive the best possible care! Please SIGN UP to collect today at             

New portable x-ray machine for our operating theatres

A lack of portable x-ray machines in our operating theatres has often resulted in significant disruption and delays for patients. The Foundation was very pleased to be able to buy, with The Lion Foundation‘s wonderful support, a portable C-Arm Mini View System (portable x-ray machine) for use during surgical procedures. The compact unit can be manoeuvred… Read more »

New Sternotomy Mannequin for ICU

The Foundation was pleased to recently fund a Sternotomy Mannequin for the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Regional Hospital. Using mannequins in clinical simulations allows future and current clinicians to ‘practice on plastic’ first. The Sternotomy mannequin is used for Cardiothoracic Life Support (CALS) courses, which lets physicians train for surgeries in which an incision… Read more »

Exciting milestone reached in the construction of your new Children’s Hospital!

Check out this fantastic time-lapse video of the team pouring the second concrete slab for your new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital! The crews from McKee Fehl, Precision Concrete Pumping and Spraying, Higgins Concrete and Allmacks concrete services were amazing, battling Wellington’s wild weather to get the job done – Legends! The crew worked until midnight on Saturday to complete the final… Read more »