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Support for Mental Health

The new Mark Dunajtschik Mental Health Centre, to be built on the Hutt Hospital campus is another reflection of Mark Dunajtschik’s amazing generosity and desire to create better health services for the people of Te Whanganui-a-Tara. This modern, fit-for-purpose facility will be a lifeline for the increasing numbers of adults facing a mental health crisis,… Read more »

Eye Clinic gets much needed facelift

Patients, staff and visitors to Wellington Hospital’s Eye Clinic will no longer be surrounded by bare walls. Thanks to the Foundation’s generous supporters we have funded a television for the main waiting area, as well as a number of new artworks. The striking black and white historical photographs of Wellington city, brighten and add interest… Read more »

Hutt City Rotary raffle winners announced

Earlier in the year our friends at Hutt City Rotary raffled off a new 2022 Kia Picanto car, amongst other prizes to raise funds for the two whānau spaces in the new children’s hospital. The winner, Elizabeth Robinson, pictured here with hospital gift ship co-manager, Lita Mistry (who sold her the winning ticket), told us… Read more »

Mark Dunajtschik announces up to $50 million for new mental health unit

Congratulations to Mark Dunajtschik, who was last night named a Wellington icon at the Wellington Gold Awards.  This is a well-deserved accolade for an amazing man.   As well as donating $50 million to build Te Wao Nui, our new regional children’s hospital, Mark also took the opportunity to announce that he and partner Dorothy Spotswood… Read more »

Torpedo 7 fundraiser

Our charity partners at Torpedo 7 have you sorted with another amazing Friends and Family Deal! From 2-17 July 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 go to Wellington Hospitals Foundation… Read more »

Introducing a few of our wonderful volunteers!

He aha te mea nui o te Ao?  He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. What is the most important thing in the world?  It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.   It’s National Volunteer week and we are incredibly fortunate to have a team of more than 450 volunteers, who generously… Read more »

Buddle Findlay generously support sick kids

Our grateful thanks to Buddle Findlay who dropped in today with a HUGE collection of toys and resources to support the work of our two play specialists. Buddle Findlay are generous and long-time supporters of Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital not only gifting toys and pyjamas, but also awarding grant funding from their Child Health Foundation… Read more »

PJs help keep sick kids warm and well this winter

Last week 12 year old Maddie, pictured here with her Dad Andrew, spent a frightening and unexpected night in our children’s hospital after being rushed in by ambulance. She had been taking part in the Tough Girl and Guy event and was not dressed for a night in a hospital bed! Maddie was thrilled when… Read more »