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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 Association Robert is providing anaesthesia support to a New Zealand surgical team. Here is a link to Robert's work: www.linkedin.com/posts/robert-martynoga-37151993_healthcareforall-tonga-activity-7213752892661407745-8dAd/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_iosRobert is a Braemar Hospital credentialed ana...

July 8, 2024

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 focus on improving health outcomes. We are particularly interested in funding a place for a leader/aspiring leader from a smaller organisation who may not have the funding to pay for a programme place, but who can make a significant impact at a grassroots level.The leader/aspiring leader should work in th...

July 7, 2024

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 profound impact, serving communities in the Pacific. As a Medical Associate at Braemar, Askar exemplifies the values we hold dear. We're proud to see his dedication to transforming lives, both here and abroad. The Braemar Charitable Trust is committed to improving health outcomes in the Waikato region through vario...

July 3, 2024

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 brightest clusters in the sky, containing hundreds of member stars.Mātauranga Māori (ancestral knowledge and wisdom) is at the heart of celebrations of the Matariki public holiday and it will be a time for;🔹 Remembrance – Honouring those we have lost since the last rising of Matariki🔹 Celebrating the present ...

July 1, 2024

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 occasions hospitalised with her pain. That pain was dragging her down, mentally and physically.Andrea, who works as an office manager, had gone from being a very social person to someone who seldom went out – too risky in her condition – and her energy levels plummeted.“I used to think nothing of walking 10 k...

June 24, 2024

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 many sectors in our community. In particular, we would like to make a very special shout out and thank all of the fantastic volunteer surgeons and anaesthetists who so willingly provide free quality of life enhancing surgeries to people in our community, as part of the Braemar Community Surgery Progamme.&nbs...

June 17, 2024

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) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for appendiceal pseudomyxoma and colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis at Te Whatu Ora Waikato and Braemar Hospital. Assessing the outcomes following CRS and HIPEC treatment and factors predictive of perioperative morbidity and long-term survival wi...

June 17, 2024

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 time and expertise to carry out free dental treatments to children in need – children who for whatever reason cannot readily access the public sector and who require urgent treatment.Braemar Charitable Trust is the 100% owner of Braemar Hospital, one of New Zealand’s largest private hospitals. The Trust...

June 10, 2024

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 Anaesthetic Technician at Braemar Hospital accompanied and Alan and also assisted with this training. Alan said "The Anaesthetic Technicians in Fiji have no formal training, but a lot of responsibility. Raj is in this photo teaching the Anaesthetic Technicians how to check the Anaesthetic "Machine correctly in Lab...

June 4, 2024

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 Saya successfully applied for a Braemar Charitable Trust Scholarship, awarded to students who are studying either Health or Nursing at the University of Waikato and are planning to stay in the region after graduation.While Saya welcomed the money the scholarship brings, it also allowed her to do a month...

May 27, 2024

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. Jasen became a trustee in 2022 following a gentle nudge from a former mentor, now colleague.“I didn’t need much persuading because I was already working at Braemar and I admired the work the Trust was doing.  As a trustee it’s not just about deciding what to do with the money – and ther...

May 20, 2024

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 in her second year of studying a Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Waikato. Mya described her passion for working in the health sector and in particular for wanting to pursue a career in Nursing, "comes from seeing the repercussions an inequitable healthcare system has on Whānau a...

May 15, 2024

Introducing Braemar Bachelor of Health Scholarship recipient Nicola Stanton

We are really pleased to announce and congratulate Nicola Stanton as the recipient of the Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Health Scholarship for 2024. Nicola is currently in her second year at Waikato University studying a Bachelor of Health with a Major in Biomedical Sciences. Nicola explained that "embarking on the journey to complete my degree holds significance not only for myself but also for my broader aspirations and the communities I represent". Originally from Taranaki, Nicola was ...

May 7, 2024

Dozens of Waikato people to receive free surgery thanks to Braemar Charitable Trust

The charitable trust that owns Braemar Hospital is providing free surgeries in November under its long-running Community Surgery Programme. Dozens of adults and children needing minor surgeries will have procedures across one of two Saturdays - 9 and 23 November. For the first time, Braemar Hospital will open theatres on Saturdays specifically for these free community surgeries. Hamilton’s Braemar Hospital is 100% owned by the Charitable Trust which undertakes a range of charitable a...

April 30, 2024

Congratulations to Brooklyn Alves-Culley recipient of a Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Nursing Scholarship

Brooklyn Heiarii Alves-Culley is one of two recipients of the Braemar Charitable Trust Nursing Scholarships for 2024. Brooklyn is 23 and of Cook Island Maori descent and is currently in her second year of studying Nursing at the University of Waikato. "I was brought up in the cultural practices of the Cook Islands thanks to my grandparents, thus many of their values and beliefs have connected with me and I now identify them as my own. My grandparents have been a big part of my life and the reaso...

April 29, 2024

ENT surgery waiting times for Waikato children halved thanks to Braemar Charitable Trust

We fund many charitable activities, including free community surgeries, with the aim of improving overall health in the Waikato region. Many surgeons and anaesthetists who are credentialed to work at Braemar Hospital donate their time, free, and the hospital and trust cover other costs for the surgeries.Recent ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeries for children organised by Braemar Charitable Trust have halved the waiting time for those Waikato children. Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora wants a...

April 12, 2024

Fraser High School Student hosted at Braemar Hospital

The Braemar Charitable Trust supported Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Ruth Tan to establish "Te Rau Oranga Scholarship" fund. The goal of this fund is to provide inspiration, mentorship and to open doors for young Māori to enter a career in health care. Te Rau Oranga awarded $10,000 worth of scholarships to 9 successful students in 2023. In addition to funding, the students have had the opportunity to meet a range of health care professionals whom have inspired the rangatahi with different health caree...

March 28, 2024

Braemar Charitable Trust a key partner in South Waikato Community Hauora Day

HAUORA DAY: Pictured at the South Waikato haoura day, from left, Braemar Hospital surgeon Jasen Ly who provided free procedures; Paula Baker, Braemar Charitable Trust Manager, and Akarere Henry, CEO of South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services Trust which organised the day.The charity that owns Braemar Hospital, one of the largest private hospitals in New Zealand, has provided free surgical procedures for South Waikato people at a local community hauora (health) day. The Braemar Char...

March 15, 2024

Braemar Charitable Trust and Waikato Hospital ENT department collaborate for patient care

The Braemar Charitable Trust flagship charitable activity is our Community Surgery Programme. This programme involves surgeons and anaesthetists donating their time and expertise pro bono to provide surgeries to eligible patients, at Braemar Hospital. The in-hospital costs are funded by Braemar Charitable Trust. With collaboration between Braemar Hospital, Waikato Hospital and Braemar Charitable Trust a system has been developed whereby children currently on Waikato Hospital’s ENT surgical wai...

March 4, 2024

Braemar Big Day Out

The week before Christmas saw the entire Braemar Hospital team get together for a day of connecting, learning, team building and development as part of the "Braemar Big Day Out". The team enjoyed a full programme of inspiring speakers and presentations, followed by a challenge activity facilitated by "Team Up Events". The challenge activity saw teams works together to solve problems and complete activities in order to earn the parts needed to build a bike. The Braemar Charitable Trust, the 100%...

January 31, 2024

Te Kotahi Oranga Health and Wellness Centre Opening

Earlier this year, the Braemar Charitable Trust provided funding to WINTEC to purchase a Cobas B 101 - HbA1c lipid testing device for their new Te Kotahi Oranga/Student Assisted Clinic. We were delighted to be able to join WINTEC and other community partners, as they celebrated the official opening of their ākonga (learner)-assisted health and wellbeing service at the Rotokauri campus recently. Te Kotahi Oranga clinic is a community-led example of how collaboration can benefit both ākonga and ...

December 13, 2023

2023 Braemar Charitable Trust Science Spinners Scholarship Recipient Announced

Mya Komene from Aiga Tasi/Fraser High school was awarded the Braemar Charitable Trust Health Pathway scholarship award, valued at $1000 at the recent 2023 Kudos Science Excellence awards. This prize is awarded to a Science Spinners student who is on the academic path for a career in Health or Medicine. In addition to the health pathway scholarship, the Braemar Charitable Trust has been a sponsor of the Kudos Science Trust annual Science Spinners programme for the last 3 years. Science Spinners p...

December 7, 2023

Reflections from Bachelor of Health Scholarship Recipient, Saya Karauna

The $10,000 Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Health Scholarships we fund through the University of Waikato also include a 4-week paid placement with Braemar or one of our community partners. Over the last three weeks, we have had the pleasure of welcoming Bachelor of Health Scholarship recipient Saya Karauna to the Braemar team. Here is what Saya said about her time with us:  During my work placement at Braemar I have worked on improving the awareness and i...

November 28, 2023

Behind the Scenes visit to Braemar Hospital

Last week Braemar Hospital Board Chair Graeme Milne, Braemar Charitable Trust Chair Vicky McLennan and Braemar Charitable Trust Manager Paula Baker, had the opportunity to get into scrubs and take a tour of the operating theatre suite at Braemar Hospital. Braemar Hospital has 9 operating theatres and the Braemar Charitable Trust is able to book theatre space for our community surgery programme. Thanks so much to Braemar Hospital Chief Executive Fiona Michel and General Manager Clinical Services ...

October 23, 2023

Braemar Hui with Cure Kids

Last week we privileged to host CEO Frances Benge, Head of Philanthropy, Debby Bell and Head of Research, Helen Teale from Cure Kids here at Braemar Hospital. Braemar Charitable Trust Manager Paula Baker said "Cure Kids and the Braemar Charitable Trust are strongly aligned in both our approach and the outcomes we are seeking, to improve health outcomes particularly for youth/rangatahi and children/tamariki in our region. We thought there were real opportunities for collaboration, so got all the ...

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