The trust is solely philanthropic and not affiliated with any political or religious group. It is informally affiliated with the similarly constituted Canterbury Charity Hospital.

The trustee is the Auckland Regional Charity Hospital Trust Limited, a corporate trustee. The directors of this corporate trustee are Maurice O’Brien (engineer), Denise Bailey (communications professional), Luigi Sussman (General surgeon), and Fiona Sussman (author and retired General Practitioner).


From left to right: Maurice O’Brien, Denise Bailey, Luigi Sussman, Fiona Sussman and Janet Nicholson

Medical Advisory Board

The directors are supported by a Medical Advisory Committee who assist with clinical decision making.

Dr James Lai – MBChB, FRCA, FANZCA, Consultant Anaesthetist Auckland City Hospital

Dr Jonathan Koea – MBChB, FRACS, Hepatobiliary & General Surgeon

Dr Luigi Sussman – MBBCH,FRACS, Colorectal & General Surgeon

Dr Fiona Sussman – BA, MBChB, MCW, Author and Retired General Practitioner

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