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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

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 consistent reliable Trainee and would benefit greatly going on Conference. She thrives on new knowledge and would ...

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...

April 24, 2020

‘Here to help u’ new tool delivering support during COVID-19

Hamilton residents can now access social service support during COVID-19 at their fingertips thanks to a pioneering community response website ‘heretohelpu.nz‘.‘Here to help u’ is a community initiative supported by Hamilton community service providers, volunteers and funders to provide hardship and social service support to locals during COVID-19.Hardship and social service support includes free assistance with food parcels, prepared meals, collection of items service, mental health sup...

April 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Waikato funders step up to help groups dealing with Covid-19 crisis

Waikato's community funders are rallying together to back groups at the "coalface" of the coronavirus crisis.The Waikato Community Funders Group, a collection of the region's philanthropic trusts and other funders, is working to fast-track funding to non-profit organisations helping vulnerable communities. Trust Manager Paula Baker said "We are very proud to be part of this collaborative group who meet daily to discuss our communities needs and how these can be addr...

March 30, 2020

Braemar Charitable Trust: Proud to be a Member of Waikato Community Funders Group COVID-19 response

Waikato Community Funders Group collaborate on COVID-19 response Community funders in the Waikato region have combined efforts to directly support non-profit organisations who are well-placed to support the wellbeing of the most at-risk people, who may be affected by COVID-19. “Trust Waikato has allocated $1 million towards funding a COVID-19 response, and other funders will be contributing further through combined action and grants,” says Dennis Turton, Chief Executive of Trust Waikato. “...

March 24, 2020

Fundraising Institute of New Zealand Webinar- COVID-19 and YOUR Cause - How to Weather the Storm

Appreciate it is a very challenging time out there for not for profit organisations who are working to support their communities. Below is a link to an excellent webinar run by Funding Raising Institute of NZ with tips and advice on how to continue to operate and manage in this financially challenging environment. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ehwd7bkpybo1dt/FINZ%20%26%20Moceanic%3A%20Covid19%20and%20YOUR%20Cause.mp4?dl=0Here is a link to Fundraising New Zealand's COVID-19 websitehttps://www.finz.o...

March 20, 2020

A sneak peek at whats been happening with the Braemar Charitable Trust/Arts for Health in Hospital Arts for Health Programmes

We are absolutely delighted to be able to share with your some wonderful feedback and a wee photo clip to gain a little sneak peek at what has been happening at the Arts for Health workshops at Waikato Hospital. Arts for Health Community Trust Manager Cass Hendy said "the extra funding has been really helpful in letting the staff have a little bit more breathing space, and for running the programme a bit more smoothly. The extra time has helped us to source and offer a wider range of art initiat...

March 13, 2020

Catalysing the Waikato Wellbeing Movement -proud to be supporting the Waikato Wellbeing Project

The Trust was a foundation participant and contributor to the “Waikato Wellbeing Project”. A project that is underpinned by the “United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”. This project is the first of its kind in New Zealand and involves collaboration with regional iwi, business, industry groups, central and local government, tertiary education providers, economic development agencies, community organisations and citizens working in partnership across the Waikato region. The ten well...

February 17, 2020

Congratulations to Lay Trustee- George Bridgewater

Congratulations to our Lay Trustee George Bridgewater (CPA, MNZM) on his appointments as Future Director on the Halberg Foundation's Board. George has been a Trustee since 2017 and is also Managing Director of Nano Clear South Island. ...

February 13, 2020

Braemar Charitable Trust History Project

Well known Waikato Journalist Kingsley Field has been engaged to write of the history of the Braemar Charitable Trust. Kingsley who has recorded the history of many interesting families and iconic Waikato organisations, will record the Trusts history in time for its 50th birthday celebrations in 2021. Trust Manager Paula Baker said, "This is an exciting project and we are looking forward to hearing stories from past and present Trustees, Doctors, Nurses, Board members and anyone who has been ass...

November 14, 2019

New Gallery Space for Arts for Health Community Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust was delighted to be able to attend the celebration and grand opening of the Arts for Health Community Trust brand new gallery space. Having a well lit, purpose built space to display their work is the next step forward for these artists as they move towards being contributing members of our community- it was really exciting to be a part of this journey.  The gallery is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2:30pm...

October 29, 2019

National Ostomy Society Conference 2019

120 Delegates attended the 2019 National Ostomy Conference hosted by the Waikato Ostomy Society on 10th and 11th August 2019. The Braemar Charitable Trust was delighted to be able to sponsor this event and to enable professionals from across the country to be able network, share learnings and meet with colleagues. A summary of the conference is available by clicking on the following link:  https://ostomywaikato.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WOA-delegates-report-2019-amended.pdf Braemar ...

August 16, 2019

Proud to support the valuable work of No Duff Charitable Trust

Braemar Charitable Trust is honored to be added to the "community of supporters" to assist No Duff Charitable Trust. No Duff provides support for the services community in New Zealand, that consists of Veterans (any person who is currently serving or has previously served with the New Zealand Defence Force and previous members of other nation’s Armed Forces who have worked alongside New Zealand) and thier families. No Duff Charitable Trust has community of peers and volunteers across new Zeala...

June 18, 2019

Braemar Charitable Trust funds new Oximeters for Asthma and Respiratory Services Waikato

Asthma and Respiratory Services Waikato have two brand new Pulse Oximeters thanks to funding they received by the Braemar Charitable Trust. One Oximeter will be used in the clinic and the other in the community for home-based visits and will help to ensure the safety of all children Asthma and Respiratory Services Waikato see. Sheryl Long, Manager of Asthma and Respiratory Services Waikato thanked the Trust and advised that 'the Pulse Oximeters provides quick, real-time assessment of a child’s...

June 13, 2019

Braemar Charitable Trust funded Art Therapy workshops a big success at Waikato Hospital.

The Braemar Charitable Trust together with Arts for Health Community Trust, have been able to offer a professional art based experience for patients through weekly workshops being run in the Older Persons Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Stroke Wards, at Waikato Hospital. The purpose of the art workshops is to provide an avenue for patients to access the arts for social interaction, participate in creativity, utilise the creative art as a healing therapy and to use the arts as a form of empowermen...

May 29, 2019

Outstanding Anaesthetic Technicians recognised by Bramar Charitable Trust

Each year at the Anaesthetic Technician Annual Conference and Awards in November, outstanding Anaesthetic Technicians from across New Zealand are recognised for their commitment to improving their practice and dedication to their profession. This year, the Braemar Charitable Trust is funding an additional prize, to acknowledge this commitment to excellence. Trust Manager Paula Baker said she is "delighted on behalf of the Braemar Charitable Trust to enable a worthy recipient to attend the annual...

May 1, 2019

Waikato Family Centre says "thanks" to the Braemar Charitable Trust

The Braemar Charitable Trust was delighted to be able to assist the Waikato Family Centre who for over 21 years, have provided professional, free, nursing based and integrated family health services to family/whanau with babies and toddlers, in Hamilton and the surrounding areas.  When the Waikato Family Centre approached the Braemar Charitable Trust to assist them to install a separate area and sink bench for parents and staff to manage breast milk, breast pumps, cleaning, autoclaving and ...

April 5, 2019

Trustee Prof Adam El Gamel Supports Innovative Heart Surgery in Malaysia

One of our Trustees and  Clinical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Professor Adam El Gamel was in Malaysia last month helping other consultant cardiothoracic surgeons at the Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL) Hospital with an innovative aortic surgery done for the first time in Malaysia or in fact Asia. The Waikato Cardiothoracic Unit are the leading centre in the southern hemisphere for this procedure called PEARS (Personalised External Aortic Root Support). Well do...

March 1, 2019

Congratulations Braemar Trustee Renae Smart - recognised as the Emerging Leader of the Year at Business Awards

Congratulations to Trustee Renae Smart, for being recognised as the “Emerging Leader of the Year” at the recent Waikato Business Awards. Braemar Charitable Trust are very proud of your achievement Renae and consider it is a well-deserved accolade in recognition of your outstanding leadership qualities and contribution to many businesses including governance of the Braemar Charitable Trust....

November 24, 2018

Braemar Charitable Trust funds Emergency Supplies for Asthma Waikato

The Braemar Charitable Trust was delighted to be able to provide funding to buy emergency supplies equipment including a Emergency Defibrillator, an hours training and a Full first aid kit for Asthama Waikato’s new premises. Asthma Waikato was formed in January 1973 by a group of parents with children who had asthma, with a view to supporting each other and others in the community who were also affected by the condition. Asthma Waikato covers the whole Waikato region and educates and supports ...

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