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NZPolice bring joy to sick kids

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas today at Te Wao Nui, with a very special Christmas visit and toy delivery from the New Zealand Police this morning! There were smiles all round as children were able to visit with specialised members of the police team, including dog handlers and members of the AOS… Read more »

Tiaki joins the community Santa Parades

Tiaki and the team from the Foundation and Te Wao Nui had a fantastic time at the Santa Parades this weekend. It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying the day. Special thanks to Capital City Motors for their generous sponsorship of our cars as well as Tiaki’s very flash ride for the day.

International Volunteers Day

Today is International Volunteers Day. We are very fortunate to have a family of more than 450 volunteers, who generously choose to gift their time and talents to help our hospitals. Every day Foundation volunteers: – help patients and visitors navigate our campuses as a hospital guide, – offer care, comfort and conversation to patients,… Read more »

Staff orchestra and choir bring festive cheer to the hospital

The Foundation is delighted to sponsor the Manawa Ora Hospital Orchestra and Choir. Their Christmas concert in the hospital atrium brought a touch of joy and festive cheer to patients, staff and visitors to the hospital this afternoon.

Very Welly Christmas fun

On behalf of Te Wao Nui Child Health Service, Wellington Hospitals Foundation is pleased to be the official charity for Very Welly Christmas this weekend 26 & 27 November.  This is a fun family event.    Bring your favourite toy down for a free Well Health Check at our clinic near Midland Park, where you’ll… Read more »

Fun and vibrant artwork for Radiology

“To be able to pretend the table is a rocket or spaceship is a great way to explain to children the X-ray table moves and gives them something to focus on.” “Jet Planes!! My favourite… ooooh and they are like rockets.” “Wow, Just Wow.” “Now I feel better about having to be here. Still rather… Read more »

Medi flight to Wellington for wee Molly

Earlier this year, wee Molly (5) was flown to Wellington’s regional children’s hospital on a medi flight from Wanganui for emergency treatment following complications after her appendix ruptured. Molly’s Mum Jen told us, “We will be forever grateful to all the team in Wellington for their outstanding care, and for leaving Molly with only happy… Read more »

First day patient for Te Wao Nui

We’d love you to meet Mischa (18 months) who was the first day-stay patient to be seen in Te Wao Nui. Mischa has had recurrent ear infections, pauses in breathing when sleeping and low weight gain, so was at hospital to have surgery to replace her ear grommets and have her adenoids removed. Mum Felicity… Read more »

Local Legends!!

Huge congratulations to our Charity Partner WRFU / Wellington Lions for their stunning NPC final win against Canterbury on Saturday! Pictured with the team are Sally Barton, Shona Brunton and Bill Day from Wellington Hospitals Foundation

Te Wao Nui welcomes first patients

Te Wao Nui – Wellington’s new regional child health services and hospital – welcomed their first patients this week. Young people and whānau began visiting level 2 for their outpatient appointments on Monday (17 October). This morning eight patients staying in Ward 2 of the old children’s hospital moved to their new lighter, larger and… Read more »