The Southland Charity Hospital Trust was established in 2019 following the epic fight of Winton man Blair Vining: Blair was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in 2018 and, after discovering the inequities within New Zealand’s healthcare system because of the ‘postcode lottery’, decided to do something about it. One of the greatest legacies Blair has left behind is the formation of the Southland Charity Hospital Trust.

Founded by the community, for the community, the Southland Charity Hospital will provide healthcare for those living in the Southern DHB Zone who would otherwise be unable to access treatment through the private or public systems.

The story is just beginning: but with your help, we can ensure our community receives the care they deserve.

Our Supporters

We are grateful for the help and assistance of the community and the people and organisations within it. It’s thanks to their dedication, hard work, and generous support that we will be able to address this critical need for our region.