The Government will build a new hospital in Dunedin at a cost of between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion. The project is the result of a number of buildings on the hospital campus nearing the end of their life, including the Clinical Services Building built in 1960.
The Government will build the new Hospital on a central city site yet to be selected. The build is estimated to be completed in seven to 10 years.
See the Indicative Business Case (pdf, 1.9 MB). The IBC contains some redactions for reasons of commercial sensitivity.
The Ministry of Health is now working closely with the Southern Partnership Group and Southern District Health Board on the Detailed Business Case for the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital. The Detailed Business Case will cover the detailed design, procurement, and construction phases of the project.
The Strategic Assessment (PDF, 1.5 MB) for the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital sets out the case for investment in Dunedin’s hospital facilities. It shows deteriorating and inflexible facilities are impacting on the quality of care to Southern communities. The report also shows Southern DHB faces a number of challenges due to its size, location and demographics, including low population growth and an ageing population.
The project will ensure modern and sustainable healthcare services and facilities to meet the needs of the Southern community over the next 40-50 years.
While this work is underway, Southern DHB is progressing a programme of re-fits and upgrades to ensure clinical services can continue while the longer term redevelopment is carried out. More information is available on the Southern DHB website.