Our aims

The Wishbone Orthopaedic Research Foundation of New Zealand aims to advance the knowledge in the field of orthopaedic surgery, by facilitating and funding research, which will benefit the community through better care of patients with orthopaedic conditions.

It does this by:

promoting research in various aspects of orthopaedic surgery

promoting and improving the orthopaedic services available to the people of New Zealand

establishing and providing facilities, projects, schemes and resources for research into all aspects of Orthopaedic surgery generally

researching and establishing programmes and services either in or outside hospitals or medical schools or other medical facilities for Orthopaedic surgery generally

dealing and collaborating with Health Boards or other Departments of Government and Local Authorities and any other medical institutions, incorporations and Societies or body in relation to a  project, scheme or other matter or thing in New Zealand or overseas which may be calculated to promote research in Orthopaedic surgery in New Zealand

raising funds through sponsorship, fundraising, donations, contractual arrangements or other means whatsoever for the purposes of supporting and promoting the foregoing objects and purposes

employing, training and creating work opportunities for researchers, lecturers, tutors or teachers and other suitably qualified persons having or wishing to acquire the necessary expertise to teach and research and provide any service whatsoever in relation to the foregoing objects and purposes

carrying on any other charitable object capable of being conveniently or appropriately carried on in connection with the foregoing objects or calculated directly or indirectly to advance any of the objects and purposes of the Trust generally.