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.

Fraser High School Student hosted at Braemar Hospital

The Braemar Charitable Trust supported Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Ruth Tan to establish "Te Rau Oranga Scholarship" fund. The goal of this fund is to provide inspiration, mentorship and to open doors forRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust a key partner in South Waikato Community Hauora Day

HAUORA DAY: Pictured at the South Waikato haoura day, from left, Braemar Hospital surgeon Jasen Ly who provided free procedures; Paula Baker, Braemar Charitable Trust Manager, and Akarere Henry, CEO Read more

Braemar Charitable Trust and Waikato Hospital ENT department collaborate for patient care

The Braemar Charitable Trust flagship charitable activity is our Community Surgery Programme. This programme involves surgeons and anaesthetists donating their time and expertise pro bono to provideRead more

University of Waikato Nursing and Health Scholarships -close 15th March 2024

Over the last month, Braemar Hospital hosted 2023 Bachelor of Nursing Scholarship recipients Rachel Harrison and Katrina Hovind-Marx for 2 or the 4 weeks of their paid work placement. Katrina spent hRead more

Braemar Big Day Out

The week before Christmas saw the entire Braemar Hospital team get together for a day of connecting, learning, team building and development as part of the "Braemar Big Day Out". The team enjoyed aRead more

Te Kotahi Oranga Health and Wellness Centre Opening

Earlier this year, the Braemar Charitable Trust provided funding to WINTEC to purchase a Cobas B 101 - HbA1c lipid testing device for their new Te Kotahi Oranga/Student Assisted Clinic. We wereRead more

2023 Braemar Charitable Trust Science Spinners Scholarship Recipient Announced

Mya Komene from Aiga Tasi/Fraser High school was awarded the Braemar Charitable Trust Health Pathway scholarship award, valued at $1000 at the recent 2023 Kudos Science Excellence awards. This prize Read more

Reflections from Bachelor of Health Scholarship Recipient, Saya Karauna

The $10,000 Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Health Scholarships we fund through the University of Waikato also include a 4-week paid placement with Braemar or one of ourRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust University of Waikato Scholarships New Open!

The Braemar Charitable Trust University of Waikato Scholarships for 2024 are now open until the closing date of 15 March 2024.  These scholarships provide funding of $10,000, in addition to up to 4Read more

2023 Pink Walk and Run

Braemar Hospital through funding from the Braemar Charitable Trust, is proud to have been the Gold Sponsor of the Breast Cancer Research Trust Pink Walk since 2011. The first Pink Walk was organised Read more

Behind the Scenes visit to Braemar Hospital

Last week Braemar Hospital Board Chair Graeme Milne, Braemar Charitable Trust Chair Vicky McLennan and Braemar Charitable Trust Manager Paula Baker, had the opportunity to get into scrubs and take aRead more

Braemar Hui with Cure Kids

Last week we privileged to host CEO Frances Benge, Head of Philanthropy, Debby Bell and Head of Research, Helen Teale from Cure Kids here at Braemar Hospital. Braemar Charitable Trust Manager PaulaRead more