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.

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

Braemar Charitable Trust MBA Scholarship

We are very excited to support transformational leaders in health sector community and not for profit organisations, to enhance their impact through providing an opportunity to be of the UniversityRead more

Braemar Charitable Surgery Programme

Want to know more about charitable procedures provided at Braemar Hospital, then please take a look of "Braemar Charitable Surgery Programme" brochure found on our website under "What we do". OurRead more

Science Spinners Medical and Wellbeing Creative Lab

The Braemar Charitable Trust sponsored the “BODY ROCK’N” (Medical & Well-being) mini-labs run under the Science Spinners Creative Lab programme for Y9 & 10 students. This year Body ROCK’N wasRead more

Inaugural Charitable Surgery Day held at Braemar Hospital

On 9th April, we held our first ever Charitable Surgery Day at Braemar Hospital involving clinical volunteers- Nurses, Anesthetists, Oral/Maxillofacial surgeons and supported by the Braemar hospitalRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust Scholarship in Health

The Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Health Scholarship is for $10,000 is for domestic students who reside in the Waikato DHB region and are from populations, communities and/or regions typicallyRead more

Keen to work with us?

One of the key principles underlining our activities is to work in partnership with others so collectively,  we can improve health outcomes in our community. We  provide funding to organsations whoRead more

Health offerings at Waikato receive a boost thanks to Braemar Charitable Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust are really excited to announce that students studying health at the University of Waikato will be able to apply for several new scholarships from this year. Starting inRead more

Exciting new Partnership Announced with Kudos Science Trust- Science Spinners Creative Lab and Kudos Science Award Sponsor

One of the Braemar Charitable Trusts core charitable outcomes is the development of medical knowledge. We invest in health sector related professional development, health leadership and encourageRead more

Braemar Charitable Trust Marketing & Communications Consultant receives New Years Day honor

We at Braemar Charitable Trust were delighted to learn of Michelle's New Years Day Honor-NZ Order of Merit for services to the community. Michelle and the team at Metro Marketing have  assisted usRead more