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 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

Applications for the Braemar Charitable Trust University of Waikato MBA Bursary- now 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

Applications for the Annual Braemar Charitable Trust Anesthetic Technician Trainee Adversity Award are now open!

Funding health sector related professional development, education and training is a core pillar of the Braemar Charitable Trust's charitable purpose. We have partnered with the New ZealandRead more

Abigail Arguelles is the recipient of the inaugural Braemar Charitable Trust, University of Waikato Bachelor of Nursing Scholarship

Second-year nursing student Abigail Arguelles is the inaugural winner of the Braemar Charitable Trust Scholarship in Nursing. The Braemar Charitable Trust established several health-focusedRead more

Congratulations to 2022 Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Health Scholarship Winner-Maia Gardiner

Maia Gardiner’s (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa) goal has always been clear; help her people. She hasn’t always been sure of how until she came to theRead more

Introducing Anna King, new General Manager People & Safety at Braemar Hospital

The Braemar Charitable Trust would like to welcome Anna King who will be joining the Braemar family on 30 May in the newly established role of GM People & Safety at Braemar Hospital. Anna is a seasonRead more

Honoring the Passing of Former Trustee, Barry Prior

The Braemar Family was very saddened to hear of of the passing of former Trustee Barry Prior who died peacefully last Wednesday 13 April. For more than half his career as an accountant, Barry PriorRead more

Applications for the 2023 Braemar Charitable Trust MBA Fund Opening soon!

Applications will open shortly for the 2023 Braemar Charitable Trust Master of Business Administration Fund. The fund to the value of $40,000, is available to an individual that reside in the MidlaRead more

Braemar Trust donates HIPEC machine to improve cancer treatment in our region

The Braemar Charitable Trust is excited to share that it recently donated funds to replace an aging heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) machine at Braemar Hospital. Investing in new servicesRead more