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    • Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital Playscape Wins Excellence Award
      • We are thrilled to announce that the Playscape at Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital has won an Excellence Award in the “Landscapes of Care” category at the 2024 Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards (NZILA). The Playscape is a vibrant and adventurous space, thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of children’s rehabilitation. It... Read more » The post Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital Playscape Wins Excellence Award appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Community Funding Transforms “Quiet Wait Room” at Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital
      • Thanks to community funding, the Foundation has been able to enhance the “Quiet Wait Room” for the Child Development Service at Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital. This space is a controlled environment where children can feel more secure and less overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of a typical hospital setting. Funding has allowed us... Read more » The post Community Funding Transforms “Quiet Wait Room” at Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • DHL Jammie Army
      • Our huge thanks to the DHL Express NZ Central Region team for their amazing generosity. This small team of 14, delivered an incredible 104 pairs of cosy new pyjamas for Te Wao Nui children’s hospital earlier this week, helping to ensure that kids stay warm and well this winter. With the weather turning and children... Read more » The post DHL Jammie Army appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Milkbank donors help hundreds of sick babies
      • This World Human Milk Donation Day, we celebrate and thank the incredible women who have donated an astounding 850 litres of liquid gold to Wellington’s first Milk Bank, Pataka Miraka, located in Wellington Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Launched three years ago, this important and much needed service was funded by generous donations to Wellington... Read more » The post Milkbank donors help hundreds of sick babies appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • New Flight Transport Incubator for Neonatal Flight Transport Service
      • Local hospitals around our region are not equipped to provide the specialist care needed to help very premature or critically sick babies, and many families are suddenly faced with the terrifying reality that their precious baby’s life hangs in the balance. Wellington Regional Hospital’s Neonatal Flight Service plays a crucial role in providing specialist care... Read more » The post New Flight Transport Incubator for Neonatal Flight Transport Service appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Jammies in June – Help keep sick kids warm this winter!
      • To help keep kids warm and well this winter, Wellington Hospitals Foundation has launched its annual Jammies in June Appeal for Wellington, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals. Please donate online so that we can buy cosy new PJs on your behalf! Respiratory conditions are a leading cause of acute admissions to hospital for children and our... Read more » The post Jammies in June – Help keep sick kids warm this winter! appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Special 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. Paula Richards, Volunteer Service Manager said, “These gorgeous handmade quilts... Read more » The post Special gift for new Mum’s this Mother’s Day appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Volunteers help our most medically fragile patients
      • Stories like this remind us of the incredible bond between humans and animals, and we were deeply moved to hear about Arlo’s recent visit to the ICU. Thank you John and Arlo – our friends at Canine Friends. Getting well takes more than medicine, and your visits make an incredible difference to our patients, their... Read more » The post Volunteers help our most medically fragile patients appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Brendan’s Big Heart
      • We’d love you to meet Brendan. He’s just 15, but he’s already one of the coolest kids we know. Earlier this year Brendan got some really tough news – he has leukaemia, a type of blood cancer. It’s actually been a difficult couple of years for Brendan and his family, because his grandma, who everyone... Read more » The post Brendan’s Big Heart appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Calling all MARVEL fans
      • WellingtonNZ is auctioning off the giant Mjölnir (Thor’s hammer) with all the proceeds going to Te Wao Nui Child Health Service. Guy Ryan, CEO of Wellington Hospitals Foundation and Tiaki – the kaitiaki of Te Wao Nui Child Health Service, couldn’t resist the opportunity to get a closer look at this impressive piece of art! Our... Read more » The post Calling all MARVEL fans appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Super sized fun
      • Thanks to the amazing team at Nonsuch.co and Rotary Club of Wellington (RCW) for serving up a smashing Jumbo Tennis Tournament fundraiser! The day was a volley of fun and fierce competition on-court, paired with top-notch food, fine wines, and craft beer on the sidelines! Funds raised will be put towards a new Flight Transport... Read more » The post Super sized fun appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation helps sick tamariki and their whānau 
      • Thanks to the generous support of our charity partner, Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation, in the second year of our three-year agreement, we’ve been able to buy much needed equipment that will benefit our hospital’s youngest patients across multiple hospital teams. This includes the purchase of 35 Buzzy4Shots Healthcare Devices for use by the Emergency... Read more » The post Buddle Findlay Child Health Foundation helps sick tamariki and their whānau appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Picnic tables enhance the experience for expectant parents
      • Thanks to our donors, the Foundation was delighted to be able to fund two picnic tables for the private patio areas outside the birthing and postnatal rooms at Paraparaumu Maternity Unit, nestled within Kapiti Heath Centre. This addition provides a more comfortable and inviting space for expectant parents and whānau to relax, connect and enjoy... Read more » The post Picnic tables enhance the experience for expectant parents appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Wellington Hospitals Foundation Announces New Chief Executive
      • Bill Day, Executive Chair of Wellington Hospitals Foundation, today announced the appointment of Guy Ryan as the Foundation’s new Chief Executive. “My trustees and I are delighted to welcome Guy to the Foundation. Guy brings a strong background in fundraising and community engagement. As the founder of the charity Inspiring Stories and the 2015 Young... Read more » The post Wellington Hospitals Foundation Announces New Chief Executive appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Face to Face fundraising for our hospitals
      • Wellington Hospitals Foundation is the official charity for the hospitals served by Te Whatu OraCapital, Coast and Hutt Valley district. This includes Wellington Regional, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals, Te Wao Nui Child Health Service and Kapiti Health Centre. We are currently fundraising for our hospitals using face to face door knockers. But isn’t healthcare free... Read more » The post Face to Face fundraising for our hospitals appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Behind the Stitches
      • Many of you may recognise Lita, one of our hospital gift shop’s lovely co-managers. What you may not know is that Lita is also a talented and prolific knitter, crafting many beautiful items for our hospital’s youngest patients. Lita told us that she finds knitting relaxing and enjoys puzzling out new patterns as it ‘helps... Read more » The post Behind the Stitches appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Christmas surprise for new pēpē
      • Today parents arrived to visit their special wee ones in NICU to find them dressed in Christmas clothing and wrapped in Christmas sheets and blankets. The Foundation also delivered beautiful Santa stockings for each incubator with a gift of a quilt, cardigan, toy, singlet, booties and beanies for every baby. These beautiful stockings were also... Read more » The post Christmas surprise for new pēpē appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Wishing you a happy, healthy Christmas
      • Wellington’s public hospitals are the cornerstones of our community, where caring and dedicated healthcare professionals provide lifesaving and life-changing medical care to many thousands of patients every year. The Foundation is immensely proud to support their incredible work. It is also a great privilege to work with all of our charity partners, major sponsors, friends,... Read more » The post Wishing you a happy, healthy Christmas appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Dulux spreads Christmas cheer
      • Our thanks to Michala and the staff from Dulux who dropped in toys for children spending time in hospital over the Christmas period, along with a giant tin of jelly beans for the staff! Much appreciated! Pictured: Robyn, Play Specialist The post Dulux spreads Christmas cheer appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • LGNZ team treats sick kids
      • Special thanks to Tilly and the team from Local Government New Zealand who brought in a box of toys and beautiful cake for tamariki and staff in hospital over Christmas. We are very grateful for your support again this year. The post LGNZ team treats sick kids appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Thoughtful kids rock!
      • A huge thanks to Gaylene and the rest of the team at We Rock Kids Club from Kilbirnie Presbyterian Church who popped in to Te Wao Nui bearing gifts for children in hospital this Christmas! The post Thoughtful kids rock! appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Sweet Scentsy gifts for sick kids
      • For the last 7 years, Lucy Cameron – Independent Scentsy Consultant has gifted sweet sponsored Scentsy Buddies to children spending time in hospital. These special toys provide a great distraction to young patients often undergoing scary and unpleasant procedures. Not only are the buddies very cute and cuddly, but their hidden pocket with aromatherapy sachets... Read more » The post Sweet Scentsy gifts for sick kids appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Toys for Tots
      • It was lovely to welcome US Ambassador Tom Udall and Marines, Cpl. Garrett Stone and Cpl. Philipp Hartmann to Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital this afternoon, as part of their international Toys for Tots programme. We are very fortunate to be annual recipients of such kindness and it’s a pleasure to meet with the... Read more » The post Toys for Tots appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Chester Chest – Vascular Training Arm Model for Te Wao Nui Child Health Service
      • The Foundation was delighted to recently fund a Chester Chest – Vascular Training Arm Model for Te Wao Nui Child Health Service. Chester Chest is a lifelike model of a human torso with detachable arm, designed as an effective tool for hands-on learning in paediatric vascular care. Imagine a young patient who needs regular medical... Read more » The post Chester Chest – Vascular Training Arm Model for Te Wao Nui Child Health Service appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Sharing Christmas joy
      • Our grateful thanks to St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington for sharing the Christmas joy with Te Wao Nui Child Health Service. Their Merry Vinnies Toy Shop, which provides toys and gifts for families, was full to bursting with generous community donations and they have kindly shared some of these lovely gifts with us. The post Sharing Christmas joy appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Caring kids kindly support sick kids
      • Check out these happy faces and caring kids! The Shine Montessori whanau have very kindly donated a selection of new books and colouring sets to kids spending time in Te Wao Nui Children’s Hospital this Christmas. Megan Jenkins, the teacher behind initiative, shared that it was a brilliant way to teach their tamariki about the... Read more » The post Caring kids kindly support sick kids appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Support for patients requiring palliative care
      • Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation was very pleased to be able to fund 5 TENS machines, 30 large TENS electrode pads and 7 portable radios for Wellington Regional Hospital’s Palliative Care Service. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machines are sometimes used in palliative care to help manage pain and improve the overall well-being... Read more » The post Support for patients requiring palliative care appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Celebrating our Volunteers
      • Wellington Hospitals Foundation trustees and staff were delighted to host Christmas lunches for the dedicated individuals who generously volunteer their time to Wellington, Hutt, and Kenepuru hospitals. This was a lovely opportunity to reflect on and acknowledge the invaluable contribution of our almost 450 hospital volunteers. Our volunteers make an enormous difference to our hospitals. ... Read more » The post Celebrating our Volunteers appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

    • Book worms welcome Christmas gifts to Te Wao Nui
      • Our grateful thanks to all the Kiwi Christmas Books booksellers and sponsors! We have been generously gifted 200 beautiful books for tamariki and rangatahi spending time in hospital this Christmas. We are so appreciative of this annual donation. The post Book worms welcome Christmas gifts to Te Wao Nui appeared first on Wellington Hospitals Foundation.

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