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Jammies in June – help keep sick kids warm this winter

To help keep kids warm and well this winter, Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched its annual Jammies in June Appeal for Wellington, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals.  Please donate online so that we can buy cosy new PJs on your behalf!   Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of acute admissions to hospital for children and our… Read more »

Special gift for new Mum’s this Mother’s Day

All NICU and new mums in the maternity wards at Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital and Paraparaumu Maternity Unit will receive a special quilt this Mother’s Day. These gifts are made possible thanks to a wonderful team of volunteer quilters, coordinated by Wellington Hospitals Foundation. Paula Richards, Volunteer Service Manager said, “These gorgeous handmade quilts… Read more »

Volunteers help our most medically fragile patients

Stories like this remind us of the incredible bond between humans and animals, and we were deeply moved to hear about Arlo’s recent visit to the ICU. Thank you John and Arlo – our friends at Canine Friends. Getting well takes more than medicine, and your visits make an incredible difference to our patients, their… Read more »

Brendan’s Big Heart

We’d love you to meet Brendan.  He’s just 15, but he’s already one of the coolest kids we know. Earlier this year Brendan got some really tough news – he has leukaemia, a type of blood cancer. It’s actually been a difficult couple of years for Brendan and his family, because his grandma, who everyone… Read more »

Calling all MARVEL fans

WellingtonNZ is auctioning off the giant Mjölnir (Thor’s hammer) with all the proceeds going to Te Wao Nui Child Health Service. Guy Ryan, CEO of Wellington Hospitals Foundation and Tiaki – the kaitiaki of Te Wao Nui Child Health Service, couldn’t resist the opportunity to get a closer look at this impressive piece of art!    Our… Read more »

Super sized fun

Thanks to the amazing team at and Rotary Club of Wellington (RCW) for serving up a smashing Jumbo Tennis Tournament fundraiser! The day was a volley of fun and fierce competition on-court, paired with top-notch food, fine wines, and craft beer on the sidelines! Funds raised will be put towards a new Flight Transport… Read more »

Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation helps sick tamariki and their whānau 

Thanks to the generous support of our charity partner, Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation, in the second year of our three-year agreement, we’ve been able to buy much needed equipment that will benefit our hospital’s youngest patients across multiple hospital teams. This includes the purchase of 35 Buzzy4Shots Healthcare Devices for use by the Emergency… Read more »

Picnic tables enhance the experience for expectant parents

Thanks to our donors, the Foundation was delighted to be able to fund two picnic tables for the private patio areas outside the birthing and postnatal rooms at Paraparaumu Maternity Unit, nestled within Kapiti Heath Centre. This addition provides a more comfortable and inviting space for expectant parents and whānau to relax, connect and enjoy… Read more »

Wellington Hospitals Foundation Announces New Chief Executive

Bill Day, Executive Chair of Wellington Hospitals Foundation, today announced the appointment of Guy Ryan as the Foundation’s new Chief Executive. “My trustees and I are delighted to welcome Guy to the Foundation. Guy brings a strong background in fundraising and community engagement.  As the founder of the charity Inspiring Stories and the 2015 Young… Read more »

Face to Face fundraising for our hospitals

Wellington Hospitals Foundation is the official charity for the hospitals served by Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district.  This includes Wellington Regional, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals, Te Wao Nui Child Health Service and Kapiti Health Centre.  We are currently fundraising for our hospitals using face to face door… Read more »