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Foundation Volunteers help Medical Students during COVID19

Gathering important information from a patient’s medical history, in a sensitive and empathetic way, is an essential part of all good medical decision making. A recent and unseen effect of COVID19 on our hospitals was the impact on the teaching, learning and assessment of over 600 medical students who have had the physical examination and… Read more »

Your New Children’s Hospital will help thousands of sick kids like Lauren

The very first thing you notice about little Lauren is a smile that radiates pure joy!   But born prematurely, Lauren has had a rough start to life with frequent seizure-like episodes that specialists struggled to diagnose.  Eventually identified as Sandifer’s Syndrome she was unable to feed so was fitted with a Mic-Key Button, which is a… Read more »

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and now more than ever before, nurses are in the spotlight worldwide. Today we celebrate International Nurses Day, with a small gift from the Foundation to all nurses and midwives working in Wellington Regional and Kenepuru Hospitals. We thank them for their dedication, their energy… Read more »

Mother’s Day gift for all new Mum’s in Wellington Regional Hospital

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mum’s! All new Mums at Wellington Regional Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care unit will receive a special Mother’s Day gift today, thanks to an amazing group of volunteer quilters, including Sue Grimwood’s quilting group from Sue Bee. New Mum’s, and those spending time with wee ones in the NICU… Read more »

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 »