Starship | Celebrating 25 Years!

Give it up for Starship’s 25th birthday


Starship’s 25th birthday – it wouldn’t be a celebration without you!

It is 25 years since Starship Children’s Hospital opened its doors in 1991 and a milestone like this deserves some noise.

This is your insider’s guide to our 25th birthday celebrations – check back throughout the course of our 25th year as we reveal stories, competitions, fun social media activities and events. We will bring you news about how you can get involved and help us to make this year even more meaningful and magical.

Our Wonderwall will take you back to the beginning of our national children’s hospital and over the next 12 months it will step through the years bringing you inside stories about Starship’s courageous patients, hard-working staff, stellar supporters, unsung volunteers, extraordinary healthcare advancements and so much more.

Issy's birthday message for Starship

Happy birthday Starship! My name is Issy and I am 8 years old ...

Starship's History

Starship's milestones from 1991 until 2016 and beyond ...

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About Starship

Starship Child Health is a dedicated paediatric healthcare service and major teaching centre, providing family centred care to children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Starship Foundation is a social-profit organisation that raises funds so Starship Child Health can better care for its young patients.

Give it up for Starship’s 25th birthday