Braemar Charitable Trust is the proud owner of Braemar Hospital, one of New Zealand’s leading private surgical hospitals and an icon of the Waikato community with a history dating back to 1926.

The Braemar Hospital Charitable Trust itself was formed nearly fifty years later (in 1970), when Braemar Hospital Ltd resolved to transfer to the Trust all of the assets of the company on the condition that the hospital operate as a charitable trust.

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Under the guidance of the Braemar Hospital Charitable Trust (renamed to Braemar Charitable Trust in 2001) the hospital has grown from strength to strength, adding new theatres, wards and services.

It had always been the intention of the founders that as Braemar became more financially secure, the number of charitable distributions would increase, with a core focus on the people of Waikato.


Outcome 1: Investing in medical research to reduce inequalities, barriers to access and ensure BCT charitable activities are aligned with community health needs both now and in the future.

Outcome 2: Strengthening health capability and capacity in our region-growing our people, our reputation and our impact.

Outcome 3: Braemar Hospital is a successful company, Waikato’s leading private hospital and delivers a competitive return to enable BCT to maximise impact through its charitable activities.

Outcome 4: The Braemar Community Surgery Programme provides life changing surgery to those who face barriers to accessing timely procedures in the public system

Outcome 5: Leverage BCT funds through partnerships and collaboration with community groups, other funders and business, to maximise positive impact on health outcomes in our region.

The day to day running and operation of the Braemar Charitable Trust is managed by a Trust Manager and is governed by a Trust Board comprising Independent and Medical Trustees, who collectively contribute a wealth of commercial, governance, community and medical/health sector experience.

The Braemar Charitable Trust is independent of any other organisation, is not affiliated with any political or religious group.

Below is a copy of the Braemar Charitable Trust's Strategic Plan.