Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation

Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation Ltd (POWHF) is the established health promotion charity supporting the Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick (POWH).

Led by accomplished and internationally renowned corporate leader Robert Hohnen, an engaged and involved Board of Directors, and POWHF’s dedicated team work to build community and private partnerships to raise vital funds and awareness for the continued development of health promotion, research, education, equipment, facilities, and special projects at POWH. Leanne (Lulu) Zalapa, retired in 2019, was founding CEO of POWHF and has worked tirelessly for the Foundation to enhance its reputation and to have strong community support to provide for the POWH, its staff, and patients.

The POWHF is a tax deductible gift recipient (DGR 1 status), which can receive tax deductible donations. It is established as a Health Promotion Charity under the Australian Tax Office law.  In addition, POWHF is registered with The ACNC, approved by the Department of Gaming & Racing NSW; and governed by Australian Securities & Investment Commission and Corporations Law.

ABN: 21 109 372 545   |   CFN: 18552

Our Mission

Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation Ltd (POWHF) seeks to future-proof healthcare by connecting generosity to innovation and excellence in research, education, health promotion, equipment and infrastructure at The Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH).

Our Vision

With the generosity of our community and our supporters, we are investing in the future of health to ensure the best care possible for patients at The Prince of Wales Hospital.

Our Values

DEDICATION – committed to what we do and why we do it
ASPIRATION – seek to achieve the highest possible outcomes
RESPECT – treat each other with honesty and respect
TEAMWORK – support each other and work together to achieve common goals
PROFESSIONALISM – act ethically and professionally in all that we do
ACCOUNTABILITY – be accountable to each other, our donors and our supporters
RECOGNITION – recognising those who support our vision.

Prince of Wales Hospital

The Prince of Wales Hospital is a major public teaching hospital located in Sydney’s eastern suburb of Randwick providing a full range of hospital services to the people of New South Wales, Australia. POWH is dedicated to improving the quality of care for all patients in Sydney and regional NSW, and offers specialist treatments to interstate patients. POWH is affiliated with the University of NSW, one of the premier medical teaching facilities in Australia. This assists in providing excellence in care in conjunction with a commitment to clinical teaching and medical research.

The Hospital has 440 beds, an average occupancy rate (number of beds occupied) of well over 90% and almost 3,000 staff. Each year more than 30,000 acute patients are admitted and about 58,400 patients are treated in the Emergency Department, one of the busiest in Australia. POWH also attends to around 900,000 non-admitted patient occasions of service each year through the Community Health, outpatients and rural outreach service. The Hospital has established the only Phase 1 Research Facility in the Southern Hemisphere and provides specialty services in areas such as hyperbaric medicine, neuroscience, emergency medicine, spinal medicine and cardiovascular services.

Your Hospital’s History

The Prince of Wales Hospital had its origins in 1852 with the formation of the Society for Destitute Children which established the Asylum for Destitute Children with the first building opened on 21 March 1858 in Paddington. After an appeal for funds in 1870, the Catherine Hayes Hospital opened, reputedly with plans approved by Florence Nightingale. In 1915, during the First World War the hospital was converted by the NSW Government into a military hospital and then a repatriation hospital, and renamed the Fourth Australian Repatriation Hospital. In 1927 an association between the Coast Hospital and the Fourth Australian Repatriation Hospital at Randwick began. With the opening of the Concord Repatriation General Hospital in 1953, the Hospital was renamed the Prince of Wales Hospital, and operated as an annexe of Sydney Hospital. Restructuring and hospital redevelopment has continued to occur to enhance the medical and patient facilities of the hospital, including amalgamation with the Prince Henry Hospital, Royal South Sydney Hospital and the Eastern Suburbs Hospital.