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.

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

Nicole Vreugdenhil winner of the Inaugural Braemar Charitable Trust Anaesthetic Techncian Trainee Award

The Braemar Charitable Trust wishes to congratulate Nicole Vreugdenhil for being the winner of the inaugural Braemar Charitable Trust Anaesthetic Technician Award. Nicole who is based in InvercargilRead more

Health Report- Waikato Vital Signs

The Braemar Trust is excited to support the work of the Momentum Foundation as a contributor to the Waikato Vital Signs Project. Below is a link to the "Welcome to Waikato- The Beating heart of NewRead more

Research Project- Unmet Surgical need

Braemar Charitable Trust is excited to be funding a project to be undertaken by Ross Lawrenson, Prof of Population Health, Waikato Medical Research Centre, University of Waikato and his team, toRead more

Proud to assist Arts for Health Community Trust through the Waikato COVID 19 Response Fund

Braemar Charitable Trust love the work of Arts for Health Community Trust - we sponsor the Braemar studio and fund the Waikato Hospital in house arts therapy programme. Trust Manager Paula Baker saidRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust appoints two new Directors to the Braemar Hospital Board

The Braemar Charitable Trust who is owner and sole shareholder of Braemar Hospital Limited, is delighted to announce the appointment of Bella Takiari-Brame as a Director on the Braemar HospitalRead more

‘Here to help u’ new tool delivering support during COVID-19

Hamilton residents can now access social service support during COVID-19 at their fingertips thanks to a pioneering community response website ‘‘. ‘Here to help u’ is aRead more

Coronavirus: Waikato funders step up to help groups dealing with Covid-19 crisis

Waikato's community funders are rallying together to back groups at the "coalface" of the coronavirus crisis.The Waikato Community Funders Group, a collection of the region's philanthropic trusts aRead more