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 2020 marks our 50th year as owners of the hospital.

Applications Now Open! Braemar Charitable Trust Adversity Award

In partnership with the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technician Society, we are providing an opportunity for a Trainee Anaesthetic Technician who would otherwise be unable to, to attend the annualRead more

Proud to support the valuable work of No Duff Charitable Trust

Braemar Charitable Trust is honored to be added to the "community of supporters" to assist No Duff Charitable Trust. No Duff provides support for the services community in New Zealand, that consists Read more

Braemar Charitable Trust funds new Oximeters for Asthma and Respiratory Services Waikato

Asthma and Respiratory Services Waikato have two brand new Pulse Oximeters thanks to funding they received by the Braemar Charitable Trust. One Oximeter will be used in the clinic and the other inRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust funded Art Therapy workshops a big success at Waikato Hospital.

The Braemar Charitable Trust together with Arts for Health Community Trust, have been able to offer a professional art based experience for patients through weekly workshops being run in the OlderRead more

Outstanding Anaesthetic Technicians recognised by Bramar Charitable Trust

Each year at the Anaesthetic Technician Annual Conference and Awards in November, outstanding Anaesthetic Technicians from across New Zealand are recognised for their commitment to improving theirRead more

Waikato Family Centre says "thanks" to the Braemar Charitable Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust was delighted to be able to assist the Waikato Family Centre who for over 21 years, have provided professional, free, nursing based and integrated family health services Read more

Kia Kaha Christchurch

Kia ora and salam, As with all New Zealander's, we are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic events which unfolded last Friday and our thoughts, prayers and love goes out to all the families andRead more

Trustee Prof Adam El Gamel Supports Innovative Heart Surgery in Malaysia

One of our Trustees and  Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Professor Adam El Gamel was in Malaysia last month helping other consultant cardiothoracic surgeons at the Cardiac VascularRead more

Congratulations Braemar Trustee Renae Smart - recognised as the Emerging Leader of the Year at Business Awards

Congratulations to Trustee Renae Smart, for being recognised as the “Emerging Leader of the Year” at the recent Waikato Business Awards. Braemar Charitable Trust are very proud of yourRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust funds Emergency Supplies for Asthma Waikato

The Braemar Charitable Trust was delighted to be able to provide funding to buy emergency supplies equipment including a Emergency Defibrillator, an hours training and a Full first aid kit forRead more

Hamilton's Arts for Health Community Studio sponsored by Braemar ÇharitableTrust

The Braemar Charitable Trust is proud to sponsor the “Braemar Charitable Trust Art Studio” at Arts for Health Community Trusts premises in Ward Park, Central Hamilton. The Braemar CharitableRead more

National Ostomy Society receives 2019 conference funding from Braemar Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust are pleased to be able to assist the Waikato Ostomy Society with funding to assist with the costs of running the 2019 Ostomy Conference. The Trusts funding will beRead more