100 Years of Child Health » WHHF

By: Whhf  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Hospitals, Children's Hospital

New Zealand's oldest children's hospital celebrates 100 years: 1912-2012.

Wellington Children's Hospital was the first dedicated children's hospital in New Zealand.

It opened under the name 'King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for Children' on 13th March 2012.

The Child Health service in the greater Wellington region now receives more than 32,000 visits every year by sick children from as far as Hawke's Bay, across to Taranaki and south to Nelson/Marlborough.

Wellington Children's Hospital includes:

  • Maternity and Delivery at Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals and the Kapiti Health Centre
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • 2 inpatient wards (Wards 18 & 19)
  • A child cancer Day Unit
  • Puketiro Centre at Kenepuru Hospital for physical, emotionally and mentally disabled children
  • Outpatient departments in Kenepuru and Wellington Hospital (over 20,000 visits a year)
  • Paediatric operating theatres and surgical recovery at Kenepuru and Wellington Hospital
  • Paediatric Radiology services
  • Emergency Department, Accident & Medical Centre and Child Acute Assessment Unit


King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for Children opened 13th March 2012

Royal Doulton Tiles

The famous Royal Doulton Tiles were original purchased for the children's hospital in 1910.  All 18 tiles are still on display in the children's hospital building (erected in 1989) and in the corridor link between said building at the new Wellington Regional Hospital (opened in 2008).


Keywords: Children's Hospital, Hospitals

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