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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 provided services to 3250 people and organisations in the Waikato region. They provide a creative environment where people can utilise the arts as they work towards building and maintaining wellness. There is great alignment between our organisations, with Arts for Health seeking to achieve "wellness trough a...

June 2, 2021

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, a place of significance for us given it was the former Braemar Hospital site. The second, will be run at  Te Whakaruruhau-Women's Refuge. These workshops provide an opportunity for people to participate in the creative arts with a wide range of mediums. Cass Hendry, Manager of Arts for Health Co...

May 26, 2021

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 one MBA candidate who plans to work or is working in the Not-For-Profit community health sector. The Scholarship will have a total value of $40,000 to be awarded across two years, part-time study. The purpose is to assist a transformational/system change leader who works in a Not-For-Profit organisatio...

May 21, 2021

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 University of Waikato MBA programme. This Scholarship for $40,000 over two years, is for domestic candidates from a relevant health field in the Not-For-Profit community sector who are intending to enrol in the MBA (180 points) at UoW in 2022 and 2023. Candidates must be able to complete the MBA within the ...

April 27, 2021

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". Our programme is the result of the hospital, surgeons, anesthetists and the Braemar Charitable Trust coming together to enable eligible patients to receive surgeries for free at Braemar Hospital. Please contact Trust Manager Paula Baker, to find out how you can support our programme or to learn more.  ...

April 16, 2021

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 was led by two Kudos award winning medical scientists; Endocrinologist Dr Jade Tamatea and Cardio-thoracic surgeon and former Braemar Charitable Trust Medical Trustee, Prof Adam Al Gamel and their awesome teams. Jade and Adam guided and inspired the students through hands-on activities, igniting a ...

April 12, 2021

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 hospital staff. The pilot involved running 2 theatres for 4 half day lists and providing oral surgery for eligible patients, mainly children and youth in our community, who were unable to be seen in the public system in a timely way and were not covered by ACC. Trust Manager Paula Baker said that "focusing on...

April 9, 2021

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 typically under-represented in health who might not otherwise be able to access education. Applicants must be in their second year of full-time study towards a Bachelor of Health and have achieved at least a B+ average in their first year of study at the University of Waikato. See https://www.waikato.ac....

March 22, 2021

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 who share a similar vision to us and there are many ways you can help us achieve more. This could be through contributing to our medical research fund, our education, professional development and scholarship fund or by sponsoring a charitable surgery.  To learn more, see our "Braemar in the...

March 18, 2021

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 in 2021, we will fund several new scholarships at the University: two undergraduate scholarships in Health and Nursing, two Summer Research Scholarships, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) scholarship for a candidate working in health leadership. University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Prof...

March 15, 2021

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 encourage secondary and tertiary students to aspire to a career in the health sector. We are therefore proud to be working with the Kudos Science Trust by signing up as a Science Spinners supporter and to help grow the next generation of Scientists and inspire science at a grassroots level. The Trust is sponsorin...

February 18, 2021

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 us with Marketing and Communications advice over the last 3 years- guidance which has reflected Michelle's deep involvement in the community sector. We are very fortunate to have been able to learn from and tap into Michelle's vast experience and knowledge to help us articulate our charitable strateg...

January 4, 2021

Braemar Charitable Trust signs MOU to support Waikato Medical Research Foundation

The Braemar Charitable Trust is proud to be supporting the work of the Waikato Medical Research Foundation  (WMRF) and "Growing medical research in the Waikato". We have historically funded WMRF and have formalised our relationship through signing a MOU committing to fund up to $30,000 each year for medical research that is aligned with our vision of improving health outcomes in the Waikato.  Trust Manager Paula Baker said, "WMRF plays an integral role in the future of health and medic...

December 2, 2020

2020 Kudos Awards-Recognising Science Excellence in our region

Trust Manager Paula Baker and Trustee and Braemar Hospital Board Director Renee Smart, were honored to be invited to the gala dinner and 2020 Kudos Awards ceremony last Thursday night at Claudelands Event Centre. The Kudos Awards celebrate scientists from a range of sectors and across the Waikato & Bay of Plenty regions. The evening showcased the work of the regions top scientists and educators, many of whom are making major contributions to science both regionally and nationally and raising the...

November 30, 2020

Congratulations to Trustee Renae Smart for success at Westpac Waikato Business Awards

The Braemar Charitable Trust is very proud of Braemar Charitable Trust Trustee and Braemar Hospital Limited Director, Renae Smart whose company Civtec, took out the Business Growth/Strategy and Service Excellence awards, along with the Supreme Award at the Westpac Waikato Business Awards held earlier this month. Renae is Chief Executive Officer of Civtec Group and holds a number of other Directorships. Trust Manager Paula Baker said, “we are delighted in Civtec’s success and are very fortuna...

November 18, 2020

Arts for Health Community Trust wins Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2020

The Braemar Charitable Trust is really excited to share the news that Arts for Health Community Trust won the “Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2020” at the recent Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020. Braemar Charitable Trust Manager Paula Baker said "We were pleased to provide a letter on behalf of Braemar Charitable Trust to support Arts for Health’s nomination for this award and are so thrilled that the Arts for Health team have been recognised for the fantastic work they ...

October 20, 2020

Happy 20-year anniversary to the Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust

Braemar Charitable Trust would like to acknowledge the incredible work undertaken by the Waikato Breast Cancer over the last 20 years. Please see link below for a summary of all the Trust has achieved during this time. http://wbn.co.nz/2020/09/30/br... Please support the Waikato Breast Cancer Trust's very important work by taking part in the Pink Walk & Button Run Thursday 29th October 5.30 pm Hamilton Lake Get your workmates together (and your boss) and enter a team, dress up in pink for b...

October 13, 2020

Graeme Milne (ONZM) appointed as new Chair of Braemar Hospital's Board of Directors

Media ReleaseBraemar Charitable Trust, owner of Braemar Hospital Limited, has announced the appointment of Graeme Milne (ONZM) as the incoming Chair of the Hospital’s Board of Directors.  Mr Milne took up the role on 1st October. Mr Milne qualified as a biochemical engineer and worked initially in the pharmaceutical and brewing industries before joining the New Zealand Dairy Board where he worked both nationally and abroad in various executive roles. He was CEO of Bay Milk Products and th...

October 8, 2020

Two New Medical Trustees Appointed

Braemar Medical Associate Specialist Paediatric Dentist Katie Ayers and Anaesthetist Alan Goodey have been appointed as Medical Trustees of the Braemar Charitable Trust. Current Trust Chair and Orthopaedic Surgeon Chris O'Meeghan was also appointed for a further three year term. Trust Manager Paula Baker said "while we are sad to see Medical Trustee Adam El Gamel finish his term on the Trust, we are excited to have Katie and Alan on board as Medical Trustees". Both Katie and Alan bring significa...

September 14, 2020

Waikato Community Funders website is now live!

After the successful collaborative efforts of the Waikato Community Funders Group during the COVID lockdown earlier this year, an enduring partnership has formed culminating in the launch of the Waikato Community Finders website.  The website includes thumbnails for each Trust and a news section to highlight the collaborative work the group has done and continues to do, in the Waikato community. The Braemar Charitable Trust is proud to be part of this group and working alongside our ph...

September 6, 2020

Nicole Vreugdenhil winner of the Inaugural Braemar Charitable Trust Anaesthetic Techncian Trainee Award

Nicole Vreugdenhil is pictured with her young baby Ella and NZATS Treasurer Leanne Morrison.  The Braemar Charitable Trust wishes to congratulate Nicole Vreugdenhil for being the winner of the inaugural Braemar Charitable Trust Anaesthetic Technician Award. Nicole who is based in Invercargill, received four nominations for this award from her colleagues at the Southern DHB.Here is some of the reasons why Nicole was selected as the winner of this award: "Nicole has been a cons...

August 21, 2020

Health Report- Waikato Vital Signs

The Braemar Trust is excited to support the work of the Momentum Foundation as a contributor to the Waikato Vital Signs Project.Below is a link to the "Welcome to Waikato- The Beating heart of New Zealand"- Health report...

July 21, 2020

Research Project- Unmet Surgical need

Braemar Charitable Trust is excited to be funding a project to be undertaken by Ross Lawrenson, Prof of Population Health, Waikato Medical Research Centre, University of Waikato and his team, to research unmet surgical need in our community. Currently approximately 18% of referrals to general surgery at Waikato Hospital are sent back to the GP without been seen. Many of these patients are younger patients, there is little data on what happens to these patients and to patients who have been ...

June 29, 2020

Proud to assist Arts for Health Community Trust through the Waikato COVID 19 Response Fund

Braemar Charitable Trust love the work of Arts for Health Community Trust - we sponsor the Braemar studio and fund the Waikato Hospital in house arts therapy programme. Trust Manager Paula Baker said "When Arts for Health applied to the Waikato COVID-19 fund to continue their wonderful work remotely, it was an easy decision for us to assist. As Arts for Health work predominantly with people with significant health issues, they aren't able to provide services at their base or through the communit...

May 13, 2020

Braemar Charitable Trust appoints two new Directors to the Braemar Hospital Board

The Braemar Charitable Trust who is owner and sole shareholder of Braemar Hospital Limited, is delighted to announce the appointment of Bella Takiari-Brame as a Director on the Braemar Hospital Board. Bella is a professional director and finance professional with global experience. Bella has in depth experience globally in debt, treasury, infrastructure and energy. Locally as the former CFO of WEL Networks, Maangai Maori on the Finance Committee and Audit And Risk of Hamilton City Council, and n...

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