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A huge amount of design planning and site preparation is underway for the New Dunedin Hospital.
The project’s Clinical Leadership Group Chair, John Adams, says it’s exciting to be designing the facility with patient outcomes, sustainability and tikaka at top of mind.
“The new hospital will feature changes and innovations that will enhance the patient and whānau experience. For example, most rooms will be single rooms with their own ensuites, and there will be space for whānau to stay.
We are also working closely with mana whenua to ensure that appropriate tikaka is in place.”
John says the technology and process improvements will improve efficiency, enhance the patient experience, increase our pandemic readiness and benefit generations across the Southern district.
“It’s a privilege to be contributing to a health and education hub for our region.”
In parallel with the design, site preparations continue on the old Cadbury site. Old buildings have largely been demolished, and timber and steel have been set aside for re-use. The buildings facing the road have been left as a barrier to minimise disruption to the public.
This month we expect to see a new addition to the Dunedin skyline when a large crawler crane arrives on site to assist with further demolition.
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