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NZCT grant helps equip therapeutic gyms in the New Children’s Hospital

We were delighted to receive a grant from New Zealand Community Trust towards equipment for the two new therapeutic gyms in your new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital. These gyms will be used by both the Child Development Service and the Paediatric Rehabilitation Service teams to provide therapy and rehabilitation for young patients aged from birth… Read more »

Incredible generosity by local karate club

World Marudao Karate is one of the Foundation’s longstanding charity partners. Last week we were thrilled to be presented with $18,000 following the club’s Annual Quiz Night fundraising event, bringing the total amount the club has raised and donated to an extraordinary $107,000. This year, proceeds will be put towards much needed EEG monitoring equipment… Read more »

Noel Leemings friends and family deal

Friends and families of Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital – that’s you! – can enjoy discounted prices at Noel Leeming stores in the Wellington region between 14-27 June.  Enjoy great savings on a variety of items at cost +10%, with 2.5% of total sales going to Wellington Hospitals Foundation to outfit and equip the New Children’s… Read more »

Nikau Foundation supports your new children’s hospital

We are very grateful to have received generous support from the Nikau Foundation to help outfit and equip the interior of your new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital. Founded in 1991 with the goal of building thriving, sustainable communities throughout the Wellington region, Nikau Foundation ensures that local generosity goes to local causes like ours. Their… Read more »

Sweet treat for hard working Emergency Department staff

Wellington Regional Hospital’s busy Emergency Department sees about 180 patients a day, and on its busiest day treated a staggering 261 patients. ED Clinical Leader Dr Mark Hussey also explained that the ED staff have a remarkable ability to sniff out a wee bit of cake! The team were very grateful to Emily, Devon, Piper… Read more »

Volunteer hospital musician honoured

Wonderful to have Grant Quinn, one of our talented and dedicated hospital volunteers recognised for his pioneering work in establishing the Special Olympic movement in New Zealand. Many congratulations Grant. Read the article HERE.

Jammies in June for Wellington Children’s Hospital

To help keep kids warm and well this winter, Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched its annual Jammies in June Appeal.  Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of acute admissions to hospital for children and Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital sees a significant increase in the number of children who are admitted over the winter months –… Read more »

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 »