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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 Medical Associate provides anaesthesia support for NZ surgical team in bringing complex laparoscopic surgical care to patients in Tonga

We are delighted to see that Robert Martynoga is doing what he does best and helping bring care to people in need. As a guest of the Tongan Ministry of Health and the Pasifica Medical AssociationRead more

Applications Open for Braemar Charitable Trust funded place on the 2025 CELF Leadership Programme

The Braemar Charitable Trust have funded a place on the 2025 CELF Elevate Leadership programme for a “for purpose” leader/aspiring leader in a community-based organisation that has a strong focusRead more

Celebrating Braemar Medical Associate Askar Kukkady's life-changing work in Samoa

Waikato Surgeon Askar Kukkady Continues to Change Lives in the Pacific. Twenty years ago, Askar Kukkady led the successful separation of conjoined twins. Today, he continues to make a profoundRead more

Ngā Mahi O Matariki, Te Tau Hou Māori

Matariki is a star cluster that appears in the early morning sky in New Zealand during the mid-winter months. It is known as the Māori New Year.✨ The star cluster is one of the brightestRead more

She’s got her life back – surgery recipient grateful for assistance through the Braemar Community Surgery Programme

When Andrea Jones says the Braemar Charitable Trust gave her her life back, she means it. Andrea been in pain for years, had been on the hospital surgery waiting list for years, and on occasionsRead more

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

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

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