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.

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 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 Trust

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

New Art Initiative for Hospital Patients sponsored by Braemar Trust

PRESS RELEASE The Braemar Charitable Trust and Arts for Health Community Trust. Patients in the Older Persons Rehabilitation wing are in for a treat while they recover in Waikato Hospital with theRead more

Trust Manager Paula Baker attends 2018 Social Enterprise World Forum, Edinburgh.

As part of Braemar’s focus on excellence, Trust Manager Paula Baker attended the 2018 Social Enterprise World Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland in September. Key defining characteristics of a socialRead more

ParkRun says Thank You to Braemar Trust

ParkRun Cambridge and Hamilton ParkRun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs throughout the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. They are aboutRead more

Whare Ora receives support from Braemar Trust

Whare Ora is a healthy homes initiative whose vision is to create safe, healthy, warm homes for Waikato children. The objective is to reduce Waikato’s avoidable child hospital admissions byRead more

Creative Arts Pilot to be sponsored by Braemar Trust

The Trust is pleased to be able to partner with Arts for Health Community Trust, a small community based organisation providing an avenue for people experiencing unwellness or wanting to maintain theRead more
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