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.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers in our community

This National Volunteer Week we would like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution volunteers make in our community-thank you for the significant positive impact you are having across some manyRead more

Surgeons receive international recognition for Braemar-funded oncology study

Last year the Braemar Charitable funded research through its Memorandum of Understanding with the Waikato Medical Research Foundation that focused on "Outcomes following cytoreductive surgery (CRS) aRead more

Love our work? Then come and join us! We are looking for a Communications Advisor to join our team

About the job A wide-ranging role encompassing communications, digital, engagement. A for-purpose comms role that’s one of the most varied in the health sector. Working in an amazing privateRead more

Helping Waikato children one mouth at a time

Paediatric dentist Katie Ayers has been working with Braemar Charitable Trust for more than a decade. She works in specialist private practice in Hamilton, and through the Trust she gives her timeRead more

Trustee Alan Goodey facilitates the Pacific Anaesthetic Assistants course in Fiji

Braemar Charitable Trust Medical Trustee and Anaesthetist Alan Goodey, has just completed facilitating the third Pacific Anaesthetic Assistants course in Fiji. Raj Chand, the Head AnaestheticRead more

On a path to addressing health inequities thanks to health scholarship

Saya Karauna is on a mission to improve health outcomes, particularly for Māori. She is studying for a Bachelor of Health at the University of Waikato, majoring in Population Health. Last year SayaRead more

Surgeon and Trustee works across the sector

Surgeon Jasen Ly spends most of his working days at Waikato Hospital, but he also uses his expertise in the private sector, as a surgeon and as a medical trustee on the Braemar Charitable Trust.  JaRead more

Congratulations to Mya Murray recipient of a Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Nursing Scholarship

The Braemar Charitable Trust has great pleasure in announcing the final recipient of a University of Waikato Braemar Charitable Trust Scholarship for 2024. Mya Murray from Tokoroa, is currently inRead more

Introducing Braemar Bachelor of Health Scholarship recipient Nicola Stanton

We are really pleased to announce and congratulate Nicola Stanton as the recipient of the Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Health Scholarship for 2024. Nicola is currently in her second year atRead more

Dozens of Waikato people to receive free surgery thanks to Braemar Charitable Trust

The charitable trust that owns Braemar Hospital is providing free surgeries in November under its long-running Community Surgery Programme.  Dozens of adults and children needing minor surgeriesRead more

Congratulations to Brooklyn Alves-Culley recipient of a Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Nursing Scholarship

Brooklyn Heiarii Alves-Culley is one of two recipients of the Braemar Charitable Trust Nursing Scholarships for 2024. Brooklyn is 23 and of Cook Island Maori descent and is currently in her second yeRead more

ENT surgery waiting times for Waikato children halved thanks to Braemar Charitable Trust

We fund many charitable activities, including free community surgeries, with the aim of improving overall health in the Waikato region. Many surgeons and anaesthetists who are credentialed to work atRead more

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