Hospital building fast-tracked

The New Dunedin Hospital will now be built in two stages.

The outpatient and day surgery building will be fast tracked to be finished more than three years earlier than anticipated with the larger inpatient building due to be finished five or six years after that.

An architect’s rendering of a day surgery/outpatients building. This is a concept image. The design of the building is yet to begin.

Questions and Answers: Fast tracking hospital construction plan

The change is conditional on the normal Cabinet and budgetary processes being secured.

The new plan is to open the smaller of the two buildings, the day surgery and outpatient building, in two stages; November 2023 and November 2024.

Day surgery will be able to start in the new facility in November 2023.

Some contingency times have been built into the plans but these dates are nonetheless dependent on no major obstacles such as unpredicted ground conditions.

The larger inpatient building is expected to be complete in about ten years.

The change has been both to speed up the provision of new day surgery facilities to help the existing Dunedin Hospital and to address the workforce challenges of such a big project.

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