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Supporting Kiwi kids for 20 wonderful years!

Supporting Kiwi kids for 20 wonderful years!

For 20 years we’ve been a proud Five Star Partner of NZ’s only dedicated children’s hospital, Starship. Together with more than 22,000 generous customers, we’ve helped raise over $13.5 Million since the partnership began to support a whole generation of little Starship superheroes!

Help us support the next generation of Kiwi kids by adding a donation as little as $4 to your monthly bill.

Robert, Dua, Amé, Sherleen and Serenity-Rose, all little superheroes at Starship, made these drawings to say thanks in their own way.
Starship Foundation’s CEO Aisha On Advocating For Our Tamariki.

Starship Foundation’s CEO Aisha On Advocating For Our Tamariki.

Like Batman has Robin, the brave little superheroes recovering at Starship have a whole host of dedicated sidekicks, doing whatever it takes to help keep them healthy and strong.

We’re keen to tell the stories of Starship sidekicks from all walks of life, and today we’re excited to shine the spotlight on the Starship Foundation’s very own Chief Executive, Aisha Daji Punga.

A teaspoon of generosity, a pint of kindness.

Over the last 20 years we've done a whole lot to support the thousands of brave little superheroes at Starship. Thanks to the $13.5 Million you’ve helped us raise, we’ve managed to achieve some incredible things...
360 VR

Brought joy to
the kids

Developed a 360 VR experience for kids to enjoy from the safety of the hospital.
Beds

Kept families
together 

Provided over 200 fold-down beds for parents to stay with their kids.
Outpatients clinic

Made a massive
impact

Funded a $3.8 Million refurbishment of the Outpatients clinic.
 

Customer Funded Projects.

The generosity of our customers has helped to fund projects over the years such as:

OUTPATIENTS CLINIC REFURBISHMENT

an amazing $3.8m transformation of this crucial service that sees over 80,000 outpatients every year.

A new portable OCT Eye Scanner

the first of its kind in New Zealand, to help young children at risk of vision loss.

Starship National Air Ambulance

a flying intensive care unit to treat critically ill and injured children from all over the country and transport them to Starship Hospital.

Two specialist emergency transport systems

fitted out with life-saving equipment to bring desperately sick babies to Starship from anywhere in the country.

New Zealand's first laser fetoscope machine

to help save the lives of unborn twins affected by Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.

A Mobile Ear Clinic

providing free ear checks and specialist ear health services to children in the community.

EXPANDED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY SERVICE

the pilot phase of this project saw patient waiting times reduced from 12 to 3 months.

New facilities

for children and staff in the new Medical Specialties and Neuroservices wards (Level 6).

Sprout IV poles

providing a colourful and child friendly alternative to the traditional IV poles.

Colourful murals

to brighten the walls of the wards and make the environment more child friendly.

Four heat tables

to keep vulnerable and premature babies warm.

A waiting room outside the operating theatres

where families can wait close by whilst their child is having surgery.

More than 200 dedicated fold-down beds

provided in the rooms for a parent/caregiver to stay with their child in comfort.

SQUIGGLE STANDING FRAME

assisting children to stand in physical therapy

New simulation 'Nursing Kid' mannequin

including an introduction course and equipment. 

A specialised sensory play trolley called a ‘Snoezelen’ wagon

which can be taken to the rooms of children unable to leave their beds.

The Kari Centre 

was upgraded and transformed.  

The development of world-class clinical skills training programmes

for clinical teams to train and practice their skills.

Consult liaison rooms

had its first upgrade since the hospital was built in 1992 with a new purpose-built play room, an infant feeding therapy room and whanau room.

Vital equipment for the Heart Unit

including an echocardiography system to give surgeons 4D images of the heart.

The Script app

Script for Paediatrics is an app that makes prescribing antibiotics smarter and more efficient.

Starship <br>kids stories

Starship
kids stories

See how Starship donations have helped many
kids like little Lennox. 

Read stories
Awesome <br>Outpatients

Awesome
Outpatients

By joining forces, our Starship donators have
helped fund a magical $3.8m three year
transformation of the Outpatients Department.

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Wonderful <br>experiences

Wonderful
experiences

Watch the many ways you've helped the kids at
Starship experience a little bit of wonderful, like
our 360° experience and more!

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