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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 ignite students passion about science! Three fully-interactive, one-day programmes for students in years 9-13 cover schools right across the Waikato, the Bay of Plenty including Rotorua and Auckland. Led by carefully curated Kudos scientists, professionals in STEM fields and digi-tech experts, our programmes offer...

June 27, 2022

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 make some changes for the better. To celebrate Matariki, BCT in partnership with with YWAM Ships, Raukura Hauora o Tainui, Dentists and Oral Health professionals within and outside our region will provide free dental care to around 150 adults facing barriers to accessing dental and oral care in North Wai...

June 20, 2022

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 Hospital including Dr Nicola Whittle. This research with our goal to reduce health inequity, by investigating a manner of analgesia that will make it easier for children, patients with dementia, patients with a fear of needles, or patients with disabilities to receive pain relief and/or sedation. See link below to...

June 13, 2022

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 from PWC's Hamilton office. It was really beneficial to to be able to take some uninterrupted time to look at each of the pillars of our charitable activity - medical research, education, our ownership of Braemar Hospital, our charitable surgery programme and our strategic partnerships, and critically asse...

June 9, 2022

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 Braemar Charitable Trust is funding an MBA Bursary at the University of Waikato. The bursary aims to support an MBA candidate in 2023 and 2024 who is in a role that has direct impact on the health and wellbeing in the community and is, or aspires to be a transformational/system change leader in the Not-For-P...

June 2, 2022

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 Zealand Anaesthetic Technician Society to fund an annual award that covers the registration, travel and accommodation costs to enable an Anaesthetic Technician trainee to attend the 2022 NZATS Conference later in the year. The Braemar Charitable Trust Anaesthetic Technician Trainee Adversity Award is open to trainees ...

May 24, 2022

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-focused scholarships in 2021 to support promising students to make a difference in community health. This year’s recipient was chosen based on her consistent high grades and commitment to supporting vulnerable communities in the health sector. Originally from the Philippines, Abigail’s path to studying at Waikato...

May 19, 2022

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 the University of Waikato. Maia is in her second year of a Bachelor of Health and is this year’s Braemar Charitable Trust Scholarship in Health recipient. The Braemar Charitable Trust Scholarship in Health is awarded to a second-year student of a Bachelor of Health who shows the potential to make a difference in...

May 10, 2022

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 seasoned HR professional, with a Bachelor of Social Science in Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management and Psychology from the University of Waikato, and a Certificate in Business Management from Wintec. Anna has worked across a range of organisations and industries, most recently in a hybrid role ...

May 4, 2022

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 Prior devoted a huge amount of time, energy and professional expertise helping advise and guide the Braemar Charitable Trust in its work for Braemar Hospital. He was first appointed to the board in 1972, and retired 33 years later, in 2005. And in that time, he helped steer the business from a small cottage...

April 19, 2022

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 Midlands region and works in a relevant health field in the not-for-profit/community sector and covers the cost of fees for the two-year University of Waikato MBA degree. The Braemar Charitable Trust’s vision is to improve health outcomes.  The Braemar Charitable Trust MBA Fund, provides a signifi...

April 13, 2022

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 services and equipment that improve health outcomes in our community, is a core pillar of our charitable purpose and supports our goals of investing in innovation and medical research that will positively impact health outcomes for current and future patients. Braemar Hospital is the only private hospital in ...

April 5, 2022

Hot of the Press-Our 50 year celebration book "Braemar in the Community" is now available

The Braemar Charitable Trust is excited to announce that our celebratory book ‘Braemar inthe Community’ has been published. Our book shares the 50 year history of the Trust, the accountsof those who have helped shape the Braemar family we are today and was written by esteemedWaikato-based journalist, Kingsley Field.The following excerpt is from the foreword written by Trust Chair, Victoria Ashplant, which describeswho we are and what we stand for – an identity we are very proud of after 50...

March 29, 2022

Reflections from the Braemar Charitable Trust Scholarship recipient- Karen Turanga

At the beginning of 2022, Karen Turanga, Ngāi Tahu, recipient of the Braemar Charitable Trust’s Bachelor of Health scholarships in partnership with the University of Waikato, began a work placement at Braemar Hospital as part of her scholarship package.The placement had Karen working alongside the Quality and Risk Manager at the Hospital, focusing on a range of health, safety, and wellbeing initiatives that could be implemented for the benefit of both staff and patients. Karen has spent her t...

March 22, 2022

Congratulations to our Trustee Kelvyn Eglinton and the team at Momentum for success at Waikato Business Awards

Congratulations to the team at Momentum Waikato Community Foundation for your success at the Waikato Business Awards. Really proud to have CEO Kelvyn Eglinton as one of our Trustees and part of the Braemar family.Momentum Waikato took out both the ‘Community Contribution’ and ‘Not for Profit’ Awards at the Waikato Business Awards 2021 held by the Waikato Chamber of Commerce last Friday night.Chief Executive Kelvyn Eglinton says winning such recognition on the first attempt is a huge hono...

March 16, 2022

BCT supports Waikato Equitherapy to improve health outcomes in our community

Waikato Equitherapy is a not-for-profit organization operating out of the Waikato, with a team of 70 volunteers and 11 specially trained therapy ponies. Though the core purpose of Waikato Equitherapy is to increase the quality of life for differently abled riders, holiday programs are also run that cater to children of all abilities. The organization believes that horse riding can improve the health of riders while developing coordination, balance, and muscle strength. However, the costs of runn...

March 15, 2022

Braemar Hospital becomes the first hospital in New Zealand accredited to pay staff a living wage

Really proud to share this shareholder moment. Congratulations Braemar Hospital. This move underpins our values, our guiding principles of addressing inequities and strengthens our collective drive to improve health outcomes in our community.Braemar Hospital in Hamilton has become the first hospital in New Zealand to become an accredited living wage employer. It’s one of the largest private hospitals in New Zealand, and announced on Sunday it would begin paying its lowest-paid workers - includ...

March 7, 2022

Braemar Charitable Trust invests in the next generation through the Kudos Science Trust

The Kudos Science Trust is another example of a community organization that the Braemar Charitable Trust is proud to partner with and support.Established in 2007, Kudos aims to recognize top scientists in the Waikato; excite young people about science-based careers, and raise the profile of science in the community. In 2021, the Braemar Charitable Trust signed up to be a Science Spinners supporter, sponsoring a workshop being run by Kudos that gave high school students a chance to experience han...

March 1, 2022

Meet Braemar Hospital Board Chair, Graeme Milne

Graeme Milne is the Chairman of the Braemar Hospital Board. Braemar Hospital is 100% owned by the Braemar Charitable Trust. In mid-2020, Graeme applied for and was offered a position on the Braemar Hospital Board. He was quick to accept the role of Chairman, and since then has helped the team focus on ensuring that the hospital runs efficiently and strategically. Graeme strongly believes that being a charitable Trust, Braemar meets a vital need in the community with a vision that revolves around...

February 22, 2022

Braemar Studio provides a creative space for exploring wellness through Art

Emma is making herself home in the Braemar Studio. If you’ve been a friend of the Braemar Charitable Trust Facebook page for a month or two, you would have seen consistent mention of our partnership with the Arts for Health Community Trust. A not-for-profit organization, Arts for Health is an amazing addition to the Hamilton community that offers a safe and welcoming environment for its participants to heal and grow through use of the arts. Seen in this image is Emma, one of many members of ou...

February 15, 2022

Introducing Jamie McAuslan

Braemar Charitable Trust would like to introduce you to one of our volunteers, Jamie McAuslan. Jamie is leading a refresh of our financial and non-financial dashboard used by management and the board to track financial performance and drive better health outcomes from monitoring the impact of our charitable activities. Jamie brings impressive software capability and reporting acumen from the work she does every day and used her employer’s volunteer program to put these skills to use at Braemar...

February 8, 2022

Watch this neat video about Arts for Health Community Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust is a proud partner of the Arts for Health Community Trust. Whether through funding, time, or resources, we have spent the last 4 years working alongside Arts for Health Community Trust in their endeavor to provide a safe and welcoming space for members of our community to achieve their wellness through art.Arts for Health Community Trust A2ugu1stpo 2o5e5, 2a02ga1  ·  ...

February 3, 2022

Meeting the current challenges in Oral Health through the Braemar Charitable Surgery Programme

In the midst of Government budget allocation and the financial complications of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new issue regarding the health of New Zealanders is quickly gaining attention.The state of oral health in NZ has not improved in the last 30 years despite the declared intentions of various political parties. Katie Ayers, spokesperson for New Zealand Dental Access to Care, Braemar Charitable Trust Trustee, and Braemar Hospital Board Director, noted how in her 26 years of dentistry work, low-i...

February 1, 2022

Meet our wonderful Trust Board Secretary, Brooke Gregory

Brooke Gregory is a young woman based in the Waikato, who has spent part of 2021 volunteering her time to the Braemar Charitable Trust.Brooke’s role involves taking the meeting minutes at BCT Board events and ensuring that any decisions made by Trustees are clearly noted down. The experience so far has increased Brooke’s knowledge about the roles and responsibilities involved in board governance and being a Trustee, and she has enjoyed the insight of watching firsthand how conversations prog...

January 27, 2022

Community Radio Podcast of interview with Trust Manager, Paula Baker

Click the link to listen to a radio interview given by Paula Baker, manager of the Braemar Charitable Trust, on Community Waikato Radio. https://www.accessradio.org/ProgrammePage.aspx......

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