Christchurch Hospital redevelopment project

The Government is delivering the largest hospital redevelopment project in New Zealand’s history. The around $1 billion redevelopment includes a new hospital at Burwood which opened in 2016, a new Outpatients facility which opened in 2018 and the Acute Services Building on the Christchurch Hospital campus, due to open in 2020. The Canterbury Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group is also overseeing the construction of refurbished and/or new facilities at Hillmorton for specialist mental health services currently housed at The Princess Margaret Hospital.

Find out more about each of the new facilities:

Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group

The Ministry of Health is responsible for delivering the redevelopment project and is working closely with Canterbury District Health Board to ensure the new facilities are fit-for-purpose and meet the current and future health needs of the Canterbury region.

The redevelopment is overseen by a Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group, who were appointed by the Minister of Health in 2012. The Group provides governance for planning, service reviews, business case development, and construction of the project.

The group also monitors the Canterbury DHB’s earthquake repairs programme.

The four members of the Partnership Group are:

Evan Davies (Chair)

Mr Davies is currently Managing Director of Todd Property Group, Chair of the Capital Investment Committee, a Director of Waterfront Auckland Ltd, and a Trustee of the Anglican Trust for Women and Children.

Dr Tony Lanigan

Dr Lanigan is a management and technology consultant. He is a Director of New Zealand Transport Agency, Tamaki Makaurau Community Housing Limited, and Watercare Services Limited. He is also the trustee and chair of NZ Housing Foundation, and vice-chair of Habitat for Humanity NZ.

Dr Margaret Wilsher

Dr Wilsher is a practicing respiratory physician, clinical teacher and researcher. She is currently Chief Medical Officer of Auckland DHB. She has extensive experience in health sector governance, as a member of the Southern Partnership Group overseeing the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital and the Capital Investment Committee.          

Dr John Wood

Dr John Wood has been elected Chancellor of the University of Canterbury since November 2011. He is Chief Crown Negotiator for two major Treaty of Waitangi settlement claims and is a Member of the Te Urewera Governing Board. 

In addition, the Group also includes ex officio members representing the Ministry of Health, Treasury, and the Canterbury District Health Board.

More information on the redevelopment project is available on Canterbury DHB’s website: Canterbury DHB Facilities Redevelopment Project

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