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.

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

Using Her Voice to Empower Communities

Check out this great profile of Braemar Hospital Limited Independent Director Bella Takiari-Brame, recently featured in the University of Waikato Alumni and Friends Newsletter. In it's role asRead more

Victoria Ashplant elected new Braemar Charitable Trust Chair

Lay Trustee Victoria Ashplant was appointed Chair, Braemar Charitable Trust at its June meeting last week. Victoria joined the Trust Board in June 2017, has been it's Deputy Chair for the last twoRead more

Karen Turanga recieves the inaugural Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Health scholarship

The Braemar Charitable Trust is very proud to announce that Karen Turanga is the inaugural recipient of the Braemar Charitable Trust, University of Waikato Bachelor of Health scholarship. Karen'sRead more

Momentum Foundation CEO, Kelvin Eglinton appointed as new Lay Trustee

The Trustees are excited to announce that Momentum Waikato CEO Kelvyn Eglinton, has been appointed to the Braemar Charitable Trust as a Lay Trustee. Trust Chair Chris O'Meeghan said "we were humbled Read more

Braemar Charitable Trust Art Studio

We are pleased to announce that we have sponsored the "Braemar Charitable Trust Art Studio" for another three years. Arts for Health Community Trust has been operating for 33 years and have providedRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust funds "Wellness through Art" workshops at Cancer Lodge and Te Whakaruruhau Women's Refuge

We are delighted to continue our ongoing partnership with the Arts for Health Community Trust, by funding two new weekly art workshops. One workshop will be provided at the Cancer Lodge in Hamilton,Read more

Link to Regulations for the Braemar Charitable Trust Nursing and MBA Scholarships

The regulations are now on line for two Braemar Charitable Trust scholarships that will be going live later this year.  The Braemar Charitable Trust MBA Scholarship will be awarded in 2022 to oneRead more