Starship was opened in November 1991 and is proudly New Zealand's first hospital built exclusively for children and young people and their health needs. The name Starship was chosen because of the design of the building which was created to appeal to children and young people, uniquely built around a central atrium with a rainforest theme, a playground and natural light.
We’re not only a hospital but also a major teaching facility and research hub. Creating innovations and transforming children’s healthcare through our inspiring and outstanding people.
Our people are truly extraordinary. Motivated everyday by the children they work with, the breadth of cases they treat and the generosity and kindness of the families they meet. Which all aid our clinician’s inspiration, to innovative, cultivate research and leverage cutting edge technology to fulfill our mission; to deliver world class patient and whānau-centered paediatric healthcare to all populations we serve.
Leveraging an unbelievable donation of $9m to focus on accelerating the future of simulation training for our paediatric experts at Starship and around New Zealand. This unbelievable contribution will improve healthcare and outcomes for sick children and their families across the country.
Utilising the latest technology in spinal surgeries, the new O-Arm surgical imaging system making 3D assessment possible during our operations, completely changing spinal surgeries at Starship and impacting over 100 surgeries per year.
Applying virtual technology, giving our children and their families the ability to enjoy awesome New Zealand experiences without even leaving Starship.
Piloting a new early screening app for our youth and teen kids - developed at Auckland's Starship Hospital by Dr Hiran Thabrew - could help bring down New Zealand's suicide rate.