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Congratulations to Sir Mark Dunajtschik

Our warmest congratulations to Sir Mark Dunajtschik on his investiture by Governor General Dame Cindy Kiro, today. Sir Mark received his knighthood for contributions to the Wellington community, including his $53 Million donation to build the newly-opened Wellington children’s hospital, Te Wao Nui. Without Mark and Dorothy Spotswood’s incredible generosity a new children’s hospital would… Read more »

Baby dinos visit our hospitals

It was super exciting this morning as two gorgeous baby dinos, Barry and Stiggy, arrived for a visit to Te Wao Nui and Wellington Hospital’s atrium, in advance of the LEGO Jurassic World by Brickman exhibition. Check out this stunning exhibition featuring 6 million individual lego pieces, at the new Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition… Read more »

Liquid Gold for NICU

This International Milk Donor Appreciation Day we celebrate and thank the women who have donated an incredible 232 litres of liquid gold to the Wellington Hospitals Foundation funded Mothers Milk Bank/Pātaka Miraka, since it’s opening in May 2021 in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  Milk from a baby’s own mother is always the first… Read more »

Jammies in June for sick kids

To help keep kids warm and well this winter, Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched its annual Jammies in June Appeal.  Please DONATE ONLINE and for $20 we can buy a pair of cosy new PJs on your behalf.   Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of acute admissions to hospital for children and Wellington’s Te… Read more »

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. Sally Barton, Volunteer Manager said, “These beautiful handmade items are… Read more »

Donors help new parents

We were very pleased to be able to support Kenepuru Hospital’s Primary Birthing Unit by buying four comfy recliner chairs for use by whānau or friends supporting new mums and bubs. The new recliners allow loved ones to stay on site to care for mum and the new pēpē in those first exciting but exhausting… Read more »

Buddle Findlay donates Easter goodies for sick kids

A big thank you to Anzonette and Brian from Buddle Findlay who delivered a range of toys, crafts, games and chocolate goodies to Te Wao Nui this morning. Every year Buddle Findlay kindly gifts Easter goodies and treats to critically and chronically sick children who have to spend time in hospital over Easter. Pictured from… Read more »

Honours for Mark and Dorothy

Our heartfelt congratulations to benefactor Sir Mark Dunajtschik who was recognised with a Knighthood in the King’s New Year’s Honours list.  Mark also recently added the Ryman Healthcare Senior New Zealander of the Year Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau to his growing list of accolades. Mark and Dorothy were also awarded the Jemima Gazley Spirit… Read more »

Welly Award Winner!

On behalf of Wellington Hospitals Foundation trustees and staff, our warmest congratulations to Chair Bill Day, who has won the Dominion Post Wellingtonian of the Year, in the category of Community Service! Bill is passionate about Wellington. He has worked with our community to raise more than $160 million in essential projects for our hospitals,… Read more »