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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......

January 25, 2022

Would you like to be part of our Charitable Surgery Programme?

In 2021, a young man named Michael required oral surgery to remove several painful and abscessed teeth. Due to a significant waiting list, Michael was unable to be seen in a timely way through the public health system and the pain and ongoing infection were impacting on Michael’s quality of life and his ability to work. Without the financial means to afford private treatment, Michael applied to the Braemar Charitable Trust for treatment under the Braemar Charitable Surgery Program. Having met ...

January 21, 2022

Introducing one of our charitable surgery anaesthetists-Kelly Byrne

Kelly Byrne has been a consultant anesthetist for 10 years and has been involved in several charitable surgery programs overseas, including in Fiji, Tonga, and Cambodia. As Kelly provides anesthesia services at Braemar Hospital as well as for the Waikato DHB, he was attracted to the Braemar Charitable Surgery program when looking for charitable surgery opportunities in New Zealand. Over the last two years as a medical associate assisting with the charitable surgery program, Kelly has assessed p...

January 17, 2022

Happy Birthday Braemar Charitable Trust!!

In 2021, the Braemar Charitable Trust celebrated its 50th birthday, a milestone that was highlighted by the completion of a book written about the Trust by Waikato journalist, Kingsley Field. Kingsley has had a long career in Waikato journalism and newspaper, having worked for the Waikato Times as chief subeditor. He was also the Waikato news-bureau chief for the New Zealand Herald for eight years. Later he went on to freelance work from 1999. He had been contacted before about writing books for...

January 11, 2022

Showcasing one of our valued Oral Surgeons-Simon Lou

Simon Lou is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon that has been working at the Braemar Hospital for the past 10 years. He has also spent a decade working at the Waikato Hospital as a consultant and was a Supervisor of Training at Waikato District Health Board. Simon has a history of donating his time and expertise to charitable surgeries and has been involved in the Islands of Smiles Charitable Trust, through which he volunteered his services on 2 trips to remote areas of Fiji. When he heard about...

January 6, 2022

Charitable Surgery Programme makes a positive difference to health outcomes in our community

When a young University student named Brooklyn noticed a toothache from his developing wisdom teeth in early 2021, he began to look for a dental solution. As a full-time student, Brooklyn was receiving student allowance through WINZ and worked a part time job at KFC. Despite these forms of income, Brooklyn had no way to fund the cost of removing his wisdom teeth, especially after it was discovered that he was also suffering from tooth decay. Fortunately, Brooklyn was able to be seen by a surgeo...

January 4, 2022

Needle Free Sedation Research funded by Braemar Charitable Trust

2021 marks the second financial year that Braemar Charitable Trust donated up to $30,000 per annum to the Waikato Medical Research Foundation as part of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organization, that is in place for the next three years. The Foundation funds research that mirrors Braemar Charitable Trust’s vision of improving health outcomes in the Waikato, and this partnership is an example of how more can be achieved when organizations work together. In this case, the colla...

December 28, 2021

Keen to work with us?

Working with the Braemar Charitable Trust is an opportunity that enables like-minded organizations in the Waikato who share our vision to come together and collaborate in the pursuit of improved community health outcomes.Please get in touch via email, Facebook, or LinkedIn, or through completing a funding application form which can be found on our website https://www.braemartrust.co.nz/ . We look forward to hearing how your mission aligns with the Braemar vision of improving health outcomes in o...

December 24, 2021

Arts for Health Community Trust-a key partner

The Arts for Health Community Trust is a Waikato-based non-profit organization that serves the community by accessible art studios for any person who wants to use the creative arts as a medium through which to achieve wellness. The Trust was established by Rosemary Biland, wife of a practicing doctor at Waikato Hospital who saw an opportunity for hospital patients to engage in meaningful activity to distract them from an often very difficult health-related experience or accident. 34 years later...

December 21, 2021

Showcasing one of our team- Katie Ayers

Katie Ayers has been a valued member of “Braemar family” since 2003, when she began working at Braemar Hospital as a Paedeatric Dentist. She expanded her involvement, by joining the Braemar Charitable Trust as a Medical Trustee in 2014 for a term of 3 years. Needing to step down as a Trustee for a period to focus on her governance role with the Dental Association, Katie was reappointed to the Trust in 2020 and then in 2021, to the Braemar Hospital Board. Katie was originally attracted to Bra...

December 16, 2021

We love sharing good news stories from our Charitable Surgery Programme

Sometimes special events occur which give members of the Braemar Charitable Trust the certainty that what they are doing to improve the health of the community really is making a difference. The trust along with Braemar Hospital medical specialists, perform a growing number of charitable surgeries each year. These surgeries are greatly appreciated by patients and can be life changing. Here is just one example. For reasons of privacy, the name of the patient and their family member has been chang...

December 14, 2021

André Becker is 2021/2022’s second recipient of a Summer Research Scholarship funded by the Braemar Trust

André Becker is 2021/2022’s second recipient of a Summer Research Scholarship funded by the Braemar Trust. The question André is posing, and will aim to answer by the end of the summer, is “What are the unmet needs in Waikato children with Otitis Media?” Otitis Media is a medical condition involving infection and/or inflammation in the middle ear. Serious cases can result in the use of grommets or surgical interventions, though fortunately these measures can often be avoided. André’s...

December 9, 2021

Karen Turanga, Bachelor of Health and Population Studies and recipient of the 2021 Braemar Charitable Trust Bachelor of Health Scholarship and Summer Research Scholarship

Braemar Charitable Trust believes in building capacity and capability within the wider health sector. Not only do we provide funding for ongoing medical practitioner professional development, we are also committed to supporting the next generation of health professionals, recognizing that they are key to improving health outcomes in our community. An example of this support is found through Braemar’s funding of tertiary scholarships at the University of Waikato. Karen Turanga, Ngāi Tahu, is ...

November 30, 2021

Congratulations to Fiona Michel- Finalist in the 2021 Women of Influence Awards

The Braemar Charitable Trust would like to acknowledge and congratulate Fiona Michel on being named as a finalist in 2021’s Women of Influence Awards. A very significant achievement and testament to Fiona's career and reputation for excellence. Fiona has recently been appointed as the new CEO of Braemar Hospital and will be starting in her new leadership role at Braemar next week. We are very excited to have a leader of Fiona's caliber joining the Braemar family and look forward to w...

November 29, 2021

Be the first see our new Video

Click the link to be the first to view the Braemar Charitable Trust’s official ‘About Us’ video.  https://lnkd.in/e5stcVMc Filmed and edited by Nimbus Media, the clips that comprise this video are mere introductions to the work that is done by Braemar Charitable Trust, and how this work contributes to achieving better health outcomes for communities throughout the Waikato.Thanks to our wonderful supporters, partners and current and past Trustees who are showcased in this video, w...

November 19, 2021

Proud to support the great work of Arts for Health Community Trust as they go virtual during lockdown

The Braemar Trust has partnered with Arts for Health Community Trust for the last 4 years. Firstly with the sponsorship of the "Braemar Studio" at their community arts space in Seddon Road, and then through workshops at the Stroke and Rehabilitation and Older Persons Rehabilitation Wards at Waikato Hospital. As part of the 2020 Waikato Community COVID Response Fund, we provided funding to enable Arts for Health to connect virtually with the community and continue their workshops via zoom and fac...

October 21, 2021

Tooth Fairy flies in to support the Braemar Charitable Surgery Programme

Got to love that feel good factor and just had to share. We do some pretty neat things here at the Braemar Charitable Trust. It is stories like this that really reinforces how lucky we are to be part of an amazing team working together to improve health outcomes in our community. Recently Paedeatric Dentist Katie Ayers, saw a very upset mum and her wee girl who was suffering from severe dental pain and required several teeth to be removed under general anesthetic. Tiraha was unable to get a time...

October 18, 2021

New CEO Appointed at Braemar Hospital

We are excited to share the news that a new Braemar Hospital Chief Executive Officer has been appointed. After an extensive search process led by Braemar Hospital Board Chair Graeme Milne,  Fiona Michel will start her new role at the beginning of December. Fiona joins Braemar after an impressive career in executive leadership and senior management, not only in the health sector but also in insurance, banking and the New Zealand Police. Fiona is currently seconded from her role as Chief Peop...

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