Donations to the Auckland Hospital Foundation go towards our greatest current priority, ensuring donors make the biggest possible difference.

In our first five years, your support has made a tremendous impact, including the refurbishment of 40 hospital whānau rooms where families and friends can rest and reset when visiting loved ones, and providing a sensory garden for mental health patients – a natural sanctuary for healing and restoration.

Simulation training Mum and Baby manikins have recently been gifted to the hospital’s maternity ward – the busiest in New Zealand – to train midwives in high-risk complex births. New Zealand’s first supine bike in an ICU is helping to rehabilitate bed-bound patients, including transplant patients from across the country. And a ground-breaking CPR simulator (RQI) – reported to improve in-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates by 21% – is used to train staff hospital-wide in CPR.

This is a small snapshot of what your support has achieved so far; aiding hospital teams to deliver the best possible healthcare for you, your loved ones, and all New Zealanders.

Hospital staff depend on us to go above and beyond what government funding alone can provide, so please consider a donation to the hospital this festive season.

Your gift today will go towards our most pressing needs, including funding for nursing and midwifery students, providing additional stroke and cancer treatment suites, and giving extra assistance to hospital workers during times of crisis at home.

Simply click on the Christmas tree (below) to donate today.

Your donation can make an impact on our vital nursing and midwifery workforce, by helping to remove barriers that prevent Kiwis from pursuing and completing a degree in nursing or midwifery.

So far, 90 aspiring nurses and midwives have received Rise scholarships due to your support. 99% of our students have graduated and all of them have been offered employment at Auckland City Hospital.

Rise scholarship recipient and student nurse, Eugenie Motulalo (left) says:

“Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a nurse because I nursed my mum and my grandmother when they were both ill [until they passed away], … looking after them, caring for them, being able to advocate for them. … I need to be a voice for other people out there experiencing the same thing.

“I’m grateful to the Rise scholarship supporters for helping me achieve my nursing goals. Mālō ‘aupito (thank you).”

By donating today, you can help transform the lives of rising healthcare professionals like Eugenie, so they can follow their calling to care for us all.

Donate now and leave a message for people like Genie here

The Foundation is also raising funds to invest in additional facilities for stroke and cancer patients.

Auckland City Hospital is a world leader in Endovascular Clot Retrieval, where the brain clots that cause a stroke are mechanically removed. This pioneering intervention has the biggest impact in terms of significantly reducing permanent disability following a stroke.

Patients can walk out of hospital within just a few days, like Rupert Myhre did (right with Prof. Alan Barber), versus potentially spending years in rehabilitation and never being independent again. Currently the clot retrieval service shares the hospital’s three radiology suites with other services.

To meet growing demand and help more of the 9,000 New Zealanders who suffer a stroke each year, your donation can help build a dedicated radiology suite to cater to patients across the North Island.

Your gift today can not only help change the game for stroke patients, it can also help us improve the hospital’s cancer facilities.

We want to provide additional suites and equipment for patients receiving cancer treatment.

Currently some cancer patients, dependent on the treatment required, are treated across multiple locations at Auckland City Hospital, including the maternity ward; some are young women facing a future where they can no longer have children of their own. They must be transported, in bed and mid-treatment, from one side of the hospital to the other.

One of our priorities is to help fund a single treatment suite to reduce stress and provide a more dignified experience for patients who are facing one of life’s biggest challenges; your gift today can help us achieve this.

To help bring these treament suites to life, please donate here

Sometimes it’s not just patients who need our help; sometimes health workers need emergency relief and extra assistance in crises.

Our Manaaki Fund supports health workers through stressful times at home, so they can better support their patients, care for their whānau, overcome adversity and continue their vital work. Many provide essential services as cleaners, orderlies, healthcare assistants or kitchen staff; without them, the clinical teams we all rely on could not provide the best possible care.

Your generosity is always gratefully received by health workers who need it most, with messages such as this:

“Thank you so much. It’s incredibly overwhelming to receive such kindness when finding yourself stuck in an unexpected and horrible situation. Myself and my two children are extremely thankful for your kindness.” – anonymous

Thank you, for your support, which has made our work possible over the past five years. Please help us continue enhancing the care and health of patients, by donating today. You will be giving the priceless gift of better health to New Zealand families, now and for years to come.

Click on the tree (right) to contribute to this vital work.

My heartfelt thanks and best wishes for a happy holiday. Meri Kirihimete,

Candy Schroder

Director, Auckland Hospital Foundation