BRAEMAR CHARITABLE TRUST

IMPROVING HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR WAIKATO COMMUNITIES

WORKING FOR BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES IN THE WAIKATO

ABOUT BRAEMAR TRUST

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.

University of Waikato Distinguished Alumni Awards

On 28 July, Braemar Charitable Trust Chair Victoria Ashplant, Braemar Hospital Independent Director Bella Takiari-Brame, Braemar Medical Associate, David Mc Cormack and Braemar Charitable Trust ManagRead more

Arts for Health

The Braemar Charitable Trust would like to congratulate all the artists from Arts for Health Community Trust and wish them all the very best for the "Collusion Exhibition" opening night on Thursday 4Read more

Congratulations to Associate Professor Joe Baker for being selected a finalist in the Kudos Science Excellence Awards

The Braemar Charitable Trust would like to congratulate Braemar Medical Associate and Orthopaedic Surgeon Joe Baker, for being selected as a finalist in the Waikato DHB Medical Science Award categoryRead more

Really enjoyed being part of the Science Spinners Creative Lab again this year and inspiring the next generation

Science Spinners is a free hands-on STEM rotational programme helping to ignite students passion about science! Three fully-interactive, one-day programmes for students in years 9-13 cover schoolsRead more

Congratulations to Braemar Hospital Director Bella Takiari-Brame for being selected as a finalist in the 2022 Women in Governance Awards

The Braemar Charitable Trust would like to congratulate Braemar Hospital Director Bella Takiari-Brame for being selected as a finalist in the 2022 New Zealand Women in Governance awards. As 100%Read more

#DentalCareIsHealthCare

In December 2020, Bryce Rangitaawa sought help for a sore tooth and abscess, but less than a month later, he died from a suspected heart attack. "The Hui" spoke to Braemar Charitable Trust BachelorRead more

Maatariki Partnership provides Free Dental Care to 117 Patients

During the Maatariki celebrations on June 24th-27th, Braemar Charitable Trust worked in partnership with YWAM Medical Ships Aotearoa/Trinity Lands Limited, Raukura Hauora o Tainui, Huntly Dental andRead more

Braemar MBA Bursary Applications are open!

Are you or do you know of someone who wants to be a change-maker in health in the Midlands region? Then a funded place on the University of Waikato MBA programme could be what they need. The BraemarRead more

Proud to be a sponsor of the Braemar Charitable Trust Science Spinners Scholarship Award and Science Spinners, hands-on creative mini-labs with Kudos scientists & experts. July 5 &6 Claudelands Event Centre

Really excited to be a sponsor of the Science Spinners Programme and student scholarship award again this year. Science Spinners is a free hands-on STEM rotational programme helping to igniteRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust celebrates Matariki with partnership to provide free dental care

Matariki is a time for growth and change. It’s a time to pause and reflect on the year behind us and the year ahead. It’s a time for people to take a look at their lifestyles and health, and makeRead more

Needle Free Sedation Research funded by Braemar Charitable Trust

Through our relationship with the Waikato Medical Research Foundation, we are funding research into needle-free sedative pain relief. This is being undertaken by researchers at Waikato HospitalRead more

Risk and Strategy Workshop- a shout out to PWC

Continuous improvement and innovation are core principles underpinning the way we work at Braemar Charitable Trust. Trustees recently held a strategic risk workshop facilitated by Aaron Steele fromRead more