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Work resumes on your New Children’s Hospital at Alert Level Three

The New Children’s Hospital is a key infrastructure project for the Greater Wellington Region and it’s wonderful to see construction resume so quickly.  A new health check container and dedicated handwashing stations have been quickly put in place to comply with all new Health and Safety requirements under the COVID19 Alert Level Three response. While… Read more »

A Stitch in (Unusual) Time …

If you’ve listened closely during lockdown, you might have heard the rhythmic clickety-clack of hundreds of knitting needles and the gentle hum of sewing machines.   That’s the sound of our caring network of clever volunteer knitters, quilters and sewers; lovingly crafting beautiful items for our hospitals from their lockdown bubbles. We received a staggering 8,000… Read more »

Staff Welfare Fund and New Children’s Hospital Update

We are very grateful for the ongoing support of our donors at this time.  Your donations make a huge difference.  If you would like to donate to the Staff Welfare Fund or would consider making a single gift or a regular contribution to help us keep your New Children’s Hospital project on track, please donate… Read more »

Foundation Supporters Donate a New Giraffe Incubator

Born more than 3 months early by emergency caesarean, Nick and Ashleigh’s three gorgeous boys Jay, Finn and Kye (a singleton and identical twins) spent a worrying three and half months in Wellington Regional Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before being strong enough to be allowed home. Babies born prematurely can face a number… Read more »

Frontline hospital staff get Easter thank you treats

Wellington Hospitals Foundation was pleased to bring a little chocolate-cheer to our frontline staff today by organising Easter eggs for all essential staff working at Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital and Hutt Hospital. More than 5,000 Easter eggs were generously donated to CCDHB and HVDHB frontline staff by The Warehouse, Countdown and Moore Wilson. The… Read more »

An update on our New Children’s Hospital

Like most things in New Zealand at the moment our New Children’s Hospital building site has been shut down due to COVID19 as it’s not an essential service, but the current children’s Hospital is operating as best COVID19 will allow. In the meantime, the New Children’s Hospital project management and design teams are continuing to… Read more »

Covid19 – Staff Welfare Fund

In a very short space of time the world around us looks quite different, but what remains is the tireless dedication of our Hospital Health Workers. We have received a number of requests from people wanting to make Gratitude Donations to the Hospital (CCDHB) for hospital staff and health workers welfare and other purposes, in… Read more »

93 Years of Incredible Support from our Hospital Volunteers

It takes a very special person to be a hospital volunteer. Did you know that our volunteers have been providing wonderful care and support to our hospitals’ patients, families, visitors and staff for over 93 years?   It’s been a week since we temporarily suspended our volunteer service because of Covid-19, and we’ve been wondering if… Read more »

COVID19: A Message from Bill Day

It is a sad day today as we face this uncertain Covid19 crisis. Trustees, staff and I have had to suspend our Hospital Volunteer Service and our Hospital Shop services. 450 volunteers between Wellington and Kenepuru have been asked to stay home due to CoronaVirus. Our Knitters, Sewers and Quilters have been asked to continue… Read more »

108th Anniversary of New Zealand’s First Children’s Hospital

Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital has a unique and remarkable place in New Zealand’s history as the country’s first ever children’s hospital – and today we celebrate its 108th birthday!!  The Edward VII Memorial Children’s Hospital opened in Wellington on 13 March 1912, and now 108 years later it is incredibly exciting to see your New Children’s… Read more »