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Click here to read the latest New Wellington Children’s Hospital build update! 

What?

After fifteen months planning, Mr Mark Dunajtcshik has begun to build and donate our new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital. The new hospital is expected to open in 2021!

The Foundation is delighted to have introduced Mark Dunajtcshik to Capital and Coast District Health Board.

The Foundation has now been asked to raise $6 million for the latest state of the art medical equipment that will go in the new hospital. If you would like to make a donation to our New Children’s Hospital Equipment Fund, we would welcome your support – please click here.

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Charlotte Stanczuk and Foundation Chair, Bill Day, thank Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood for their wonderful support of children’s health.

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Charlotte Stanczuk and Foundation Chair, Bill Day, thank Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood for their wonderful support of children’s health.

Why?

Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital was the FIRST children’s hospital in New Zealand (13 March 1912). The current children’s hospital is over 30 years old and in need of replacement. Thanks to Mr Mark Dunajtschik’s generous donation to build and donate a new children’s hospital, we can provide the best medical care for sick children.

Mr Dunajtschik’s wonderful donation will build the new hospital. However, the fit-out and state of the art medical equipment, including wellness and child friendly areas, will be funded by the Foundation, with support from the community. That’s why we need your support to make sure that when the new hospital opens it is equipped with the very best, ‘All Brand New’ equipment and resources for our region’s youngest and sickest patients. Click here to make a donation to the New Children’s Hospital Equipment Fund.

Original Wellington Children's Hospital

Original Wellington Children’s Hospital 1912

Artist's impression of the new children's hospital

Artist’s impression of the new children’s hospital

Key Facts:

  • 3 storeys high.
  • 7000 square metres.
  • 60 inpatient beds, plus dedicated family and social areas.
  • Specialist tertiary level care for children from Whanganui to Napier, down to Nelson and Marlborough.
  • Links to the main Wellington hospital building with a sky bridge.
  • Individual rooms with an en-suite, for all patients.
  • Inpatient and outpatient services for children all under one roof.

Latest update!

The crane is up and ready to start the heavy lifting for the construction of the new hospital. Currently, 900 piles are being installed across the site. The demolition of the Riddiford building has now also begun. This building must come down in order to make way for the new children’s hospital.  Watch this space for updates as the build progresses!

Piling work in action!

Piling work in action!

Riddiford building comes down!

Riddiford building comes down!

Our campaigns

WOW A New Children's Hospital

New Wellington Children’s Hospital Equipment Fund

Help us fund $6 million for a modern fit-out and latest state of the art equipment for our new children's hospital.