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Health Heroes Handover New Children’s Hospital

Wow!  Today marks an incredible milestone as we celebrate the formal transfer of your new regional children’s hospital from benefactors Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood to the Capital & Coast District Health Board.  Mark and Dorothy’s unprecedented generosity is deeply appreciated and came at a critical time for our region.  Without them, a new hospital… Read more »

Take a sneak peek inside Te Wao Nui

Take a look inside your new regional children’s hospital – Te Wao Nui – with Jo Allen Team Lead of the Child Development Service, and Karen Bridge Nurse Manager of Ambulatory Paediatrics.  Some of the most exciting and creative features can be found Level 2 of the new hospital including the ‘Tree of Life’, Playscape,… Read more »

Peer to peer support for new children’s hospital

We are thrilled to be chosen by Wellington Girls College as their charity of choice for 2022! Pictured are head girls Ruby McAuley (left) and Alice Thompson with Principal Julia Davidson, who are leading the school’s fundraising projects throughout the year to raise funds for your new children’s hospital. Ka pai to mahi!

Supercharging your impact

We are very pleased to be partnering with Supergenerous to grow your kind gifts!  If you have donated to us in the past 4 years you may be eligible for a donation rebate of 33.33%.  The Supergenerous online platform makes it super easy to claim your donation rebates back and it only takes a few… Read more »

Foundation supporters help precious pēpē and their whanau

Two Foundation funded air transport incubators for NICU were blessed and gifted names at a recent ceremony. Named Rosemary and Harshad after Rosemary Escott, (Charge Nurse Manager) and Dr Harshad Patel (Neonatoligist), each incubator provides state of the art, emergency care for preterm and high needs babies on their transit flight to Wellington for treatment…. Read more »

Knitting legends!

Margaret and her daughter Debbie are talented and prolific knitters for the Foundation. Last year Margaret knitted an incredible 45 jackets to be sold through our hospital giftshop. Debbie has very fond memories of her Mum teaching her how to knit, and recently reached a knitting-milestone celebrating her 300th singlet for the hospital – marking… Read more »

Summer Sale deals at Torpedo 7

Our charity partners at Torpedo 7 have you sorted with another amazing Friends and Family Deal! From 16 February, and for a limited time, friends of the Wellington Hospitals Foundation – that’s you! – can enjoy up to 50% off at all Torpedo 7 stores in Wellington, and best of all 2% of all sales… Read more »

Scentsy buddies support sick kids

The lovely Lucy Cameron – Independent Scentsy Consultant is a frequent donor to Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital.  For the last 5 years she has kindly organised and delivered fantastic sponsored Scentsy Buddies to children spending time in hospital. Not only are the buddies very cute and cuddly, but their hidden pocket with aromatherapy sachets also… Read more »

Don’t forget the Hospital Gift Shop for your last minute stocking fillers

The Wellington Hospitals Foundation team wishes all our supporters a very happy, healthy Christmas and restful break. Our office will be closed tomorrow and reopen on 10 January. Our hospital gift shop is open on Christmas Eve until 3pm for all your last minute Christmas gifts and goodies. There’s a range of stocking fillers including… Read more »