All we want is the best

Taranaki is a special place - but is can be better. 

Unfortunately, at some stage every person in the region is likely to need the services at Taranaki Base Hospital. And we can all play a part in making it the best it can be.  

Taranaki has been given $330 million by the Government to develop Taranaki Base Hospital. But if we wean the best, we all have a responsibility to help. In 2013, we managed to raise $10 million for the new Acute Service Building at Taranaki Base Hospital. Since then, over 85,000 admissions have been made to that building. That is 85,000 people who have received incredible healthcare because of your generosity. 


It's time to be a hero again.

Government funding for healthcare is based on population and not need. Taranaki has a low population compared to its area. A lot of hard work goes into ensuring we have facilities that can support the population - but we need your help too. 

Your support is vital to us, and every bit of support counts. Sign up below to say you support this campaign and to find out how you can help improve healthcare across the region. 


Let's create a better Taranaki

Project Maunga Stage 2 isn't just about a hospital. It is about you, your whānau and creating better health outcomes. No matter your age, your lifestyle or your location, there is a part of Project Maunga Stage 2 that will affect you. And we all deserve better. 
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Better emergency care

Your support will allow us to include a new CT Scanner in the Emergency department, as well as other vital equipment.

Better intensive care

ICU departments are vital to the effective running of a hospital. Find out how your support will halp us safely provide life-saving care to the sickest patients. 

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Better maternity care

The new maternity unit will be a major upgrade to the existing ward. But with your support, we can make sure newborns have the best start in line. 

Better neonatal care

Making sure newborns are able to be cared for quickly and safely is vital. With your support we can have better outcomes for the sickest babies. 

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Better cancer care

The new cancer centre will provide Taranaki with local radiotherapy as well as improved chemotherapy facilities. Find out how you can help make cancer treatment in Taranaki better. 

Better radiology services

Radiology services are used by 80% of the hospital. Find out how you can make sure we have up-to-date equipment to help diagnose more efficiently and effectively. 

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Project Maunga Stage 2 is a series of projects at Taranaki Base Hospital that intend to update many of the hospital's departments. Project Maunga will see the construction of the New East Wing Building (NEWB), a 20,000m2, six-storey building housing many of Taranaki Base Hospital’s acute clinical services including ED, ICU, Maternity, Primary Birthing, Neonatal, Radiology, Laboratory and a roof-top helipad. It also incorporates the Seismic Risk Management Plan which will see the construction of a new Renal Unit, Energy Centre, Computer Room as well as an upgrade to critical site wide infrastructure and the demolition of the C-Block.

The Government has given TDHB $330 million to fund the project. Healthcare funding from the Government is based on a region's population rather than the region's need. We are extremely lucky to be given this funding to ensure our hospital is updated for Tranaki's future.

the Taranaki Health Foundation and TDHB do not want to settle for the minimum amount of healthcare services that Government funding can provide. We believe strongly that Taranaki deserves better. We are aiming to raise an additional $25 million so that we can have additional enhancements that will give better healthcare outcomes across the region.

The Taranaki Health Foundation exists solely to make a difference where it matters most - enabling better healthcare outcomes in Taranaki. We work with the TDHB so provide funding to enhance the healthcare services offered across the region. The Foundation has existed for almost 25 years.

Taranaki Health Foundation has funded many projects over the years, but some of the key ones are as follows:

- Project Maunga Stage 1: $10 million raised to enhance the Acute Services Building at Taranaki Base Hospital
- Angiography Suite: in 2016/17 we raised $3.6 million for a new Angiography Suite at Taranaki Base Hospital
- Hardship to Hope: we have a long-running fund that helps families that are struggling and need financial support because of medical treatment.
- Chairs for Chemo: 6 specialist chemotherapy chairs were purchased in 202 using funds raised by the Taranaki community

The best way to donate is through the donate page on our website. You can give on-off donations, but we we greatly encourage you to set up a regular donation. This can be monthly, quarterly or yearly.

Alternatively, you can contact us and pay by bank transfer.

That's great news - we are here to help you make the most of it. Contact Simon Velk ( and he will be happy to talk to you about your ideas and give you all the support you need.