What we do

Braemar Trust is a Waikato-based and focused charitable trust and the 100% shareholder of the Braemar Hospital, which has grown to be one of New Zealand’s leading private surgical hospitals. 

The Braemar Hospital story starts with the vision of one pioneering and entrepreneurial woman, a nursing sister named Frances Young. In 1926, Young saw the need for a private hospital to treat patients from the Waikato and so the seed of today’s hospital was sown.  After selling the hospital in the 1950s, its ownership remained in the hands of private medical practitioners until 1970, when it was transferred into the ownership of the Braemar Charitable Trust (then known as Braemar Hospital Charitable Trust). This date is significant as it means that 2021 marks our 50th year as owners of the hospital.

Braemar Charitable Trust University of Waikato Scholarships now open!

In 2022, the Braemar Charitable Trust is excited to offer 3 scholarships for tertiary students wishing to study health at the University of Waikato. Two undergraduate scholarships are available inRead more

Congratulations to Fiona Michel- Finalist in the 2021 Women of Influence Awards

The Braemar Charitable Trust would like to acknowledge and congratulate Fiona Michel on being named as a finalist in 2021’s Women of Influence Awards. A very significant achievement and testamentRead more

Be the first see our new Video

Click the link to be the first to view the Braemar Charitable Trust’s official ‘About Us’ video. Filmed and edited by Nimbus Media, the clips that comprise thisRead more

Proud to support the great work of Arts for Health Community Trust as they go virtual during lockdown

The Braemar Trust has partnered with Arts for Health Community Trust for the last 4 years. Firstly with the sponsorship of the "Braemar Studio" at their community arts space in Seddon Road, and thenRead more

Tooth Fairy flies in to support the Braemar Charitable Surgery Programme

Got to love that feel good factor and just had to share. We do some pretty neat things here at the Braemar Charitable Trust. It is stories like this that really reinforces how lucky we are to be partRead more

New CEO Appointed at Braemar Hospital

We are excited to share the news that a new Braemar Hospital Chief Executive Officer has been appointed. After an extensive search process led by Braemar Hospital Board Chair Graeme Milne,  FionaRead more

Medical Trustee Katie Ayers appointed to the Braemar Hospital Board

The Braemar Charitable Trust sole shareholder of Braemar Hospital Limited, is delighted to announce the appointment of Katie Ayers as a Director on the Braemar Hospital Board. Katie took up this newRead more

Proud to support the University of Waikato 3MT event, which puts PhD research centre-stage in the Waikato

Braemar Charitable Trust Medical Trustee Alan Goodey, was a member of the judging panel for this significant event on the Waikato's research calendar. Alan commented that he "really enjoyed the eveniRead more

Congratulations to Braemar Charitable Trust Chair, Victoria Ashplant

A huge congratulations to our Chair, Victoria Ashplant for her new role as Director PwC Global Reporting, ESG Reporting and Assurance - Strategy and Embedding. Very fortunate to have someone ofRead more

2021 Braemar Charitable Trust/Waikato Medical Research Foundation Medical Research Grant-Needle Free Injection of Sedative Pain Relief

The Braemar Charitable Trust funds one research proposal up to the value of $25,000 as part of its relationship with the Waikato Medical Research Foundation. In 2021, the Braemar Charitable Trust hasRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust- committed to growing great governance

Health sector training, professional development and capability building is one of the Braemar Charitable Trust's core charitable pillars. We are committed to growing health sector capacity andRead more

Braemar History Book Sponsorship Opportunity

2021 marks the Braemar Charitable Trust's 50th birthday. We would like to invite you to celebrate this significant milestone with us, by including a congratulatory message in the "History of theRead more