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.

Health offerings at Waikato receive a boost thanks to Braemar Charitable Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust are really excited to announce that students studying health at the University of Waikato will be able to apply for several new scholarships from this year. Starting inRead more

Exciting new Partnership Announced with Kudos Science Trust- Science Spinners Creative Lab and Kudos Science Award Sponsor

One of the Braemar Charitable Trusts core charitable outcomes is the development of medical knowledge. We invest in health sector related professional development, health leadership and encourageRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust Marketing & Communications Consultant receives New Years Day honor

We at Braemar Charitable Trust were delighted to learn of Michelle's New Years Day Honor-NZ Order of Merit for services to the community. Michelle and the team at Metro Marketing have  assisted usRead more

Merry Christmas from the Braemar Charitable Trust

On behalf of the Braemar Charitable Trust I would like to wish all our partners, suppliers, community groups, Medical Associates, members of the wider Braemar family and fellow philanthropicRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust signs MOU to support Waikato Medical Research Foundation

The Braemar Charitable Trust is proud to be supporting the work of the Waikato Medical Research Foundation  (WMRF) and "Growing medical research in the Waikato". We have historically funded WMRF andRead more

2020 Kudos Awards-Recognising Science Excellence in our region

Trust Manager Paula Baker and Trustee and Braemar Hospital Board Director Renee Smart, were honored to be invited to the gala dinner and 2020 Kudos Awards ceremony last Thursday night at ClaudelandsRead more

Congratulations to Trustee Renae Smart for success at Westpac Waikato Business Awards

The Braemar Charitable Trust is very proud of Braemar Charitable Trust Trustee and Braemar Hospital Limited Director, Renae Smart whose company Civtec, took out the Business Growth/Strategy and ServiRead more

Arts for Health Community Trust wins Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2020

The Braemar Charitable Trust is really excited to share the news that Arts for Health Community Trust won the “Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2020” at the recent Te Putanga Toi ArtsRead more

Happy 20-year anniversary to the Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust

Braemar Charitable Trust would like to acknowledge the incredible work undertaken by the Waikato Breast Cancer over the last 20 years. Please see link below for a summary of all the Trust hasRead more

Graeme Milne (ONZM) appointed as new Chair of Braemar Hospital's Board of Directors

Media Release Braemar Charitable Trust, owner of Braemar Hospital Limited, has announced the appointment of Graeme Milne (ONZM) as the incoming Chair of the Hospital’s Board of Directors.  MrRead more

Two New Medical Trustees Appointed

Braemar Medical Associate Specialist Paediatric Dentist Katie Ayers and Anaesthetist Alan Goodey have been appointed as Medical Trustees of the Braemar Charitable Trust. Current Trust Chair andRead more

Waikato Community Funders website is now live!

After the successful collaborative efforts of the Waikato Community Funders Group during the COVID lockdown earlier this year, an enduring partnership has formed culminating in the launch of theRead more