Getting The Word Out
Here’s some more information about Starship, and how we provide better health and brighter futures for New Zealand children. They’re straightforward points you can share with people to explain why you’re fundraising. We also have some pre-written social posts you can use to spread the word!
Starship Facts and Talking Points
Since 1992 the Starship Foundation has invested more than $150 million into Starship
Child Health, making a real difference to children across New Zealand every day.
A child is admitted to Starship around every twenty-two minutes. That’s twenty-four thousand admissions each year.
Sixty percent of those admissions – around forty children every day – come from outside the greater Auckland region.
No matter where you are in New Zealand, a child in your region will probably receive treatment at Starship within the next 7 days.
Every day, Starship treats children from all corners of the country…from places like Invercargill, Greymouth, Kaitaia…and everywhere in between.
The Starship National Air Ambulance service transfers critically ill children from any hospital in the country to specialist paediatric care at Starship – our national children’s hospital.
Any child around Aotearoa New Zealand who requires anything more than short-term intensive care comes to Starship.
How will your support help?
By funding cutting-edge equipment like modern MRI machines
You’ll help keep Starship’s National Air Ambulance Service in the air, ensuring we can retrieve New Zealand’s most critically ill and injured child from around the country, and bring them to Starship
You’ll provide funding for improvements to life-saving surgical spaces, like the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) where our most critically ill and injured children are treated.
You’ll also help the Starship Foundation fund child and family wellbeing programs. That includes Play Specialists, who help children navigate difficult procedures without the need for a general anesthetic.
You’ll help fund training and development opportunities for our doctors, nurses and other specialists, so they can provide the best, most up-to-date treatment for our children.
Your support will also fund early-intervention initiatives to keep kids out of hospital, like our in-school nursing clinics in higher-needs communities.