Steering group for new hospital

A concept design image for the new Dunedin Hospital buildings. Image: supplied
A concept design image for the new Dunedin Hospital buildings. Image: supplied
The Ministry of Health has announced the make-up of the new executive steering group (ESG) which will support the new Dunedin Hospital project through the next stages.

Evan Davies will chair the Executive Steering Group. Photo: Supplied
Evan Davies will chair the Executive Steering Group. Photo: Supplied
The ESG members include Capital Investment Committee chairman and Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group member Evan Davies, former Southern Partnership Group member and present Auckland District Health Board chief medical officer Dr Margaret Wilsher, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board chief medical officer Dr Nick Baker, civil engineer and Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group member Dr Tony Lanigan, and Southern District Health Board chairman Pete Hodgson.

A local iwi representative will also be nominated, and will work with Te Runanga o Otakou and Kati Huirapa ki Puketeraki, in consultation with Ngai Tahu leadership.

An international expert with experience from an overseas health infrastructure body will also be appointed.

Mr Davies will chair the Executive Steering Group.

The appointments were approved by Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and have been endorsed by Cabinet.

Dr Bloomfield said the ESG members would provide a mix of strong clinical and industry expertise with a depth of experience and capability on health infrastructure project governance and delivery, risk management and clinical design.

‘‘Local input to the project will continue to be important. In addition to a local iwi representative on the executive steering group, the local advisory group in Dunedin will continue to provide local advice and insights.’’

Dr Bloomfield said the new governance arrangements for the new Dunedin Hospital project would ensure the progress made to date, would continue as the complex project moved into the next stages.

‘‘It will be the largest ever hospital build in New Zealand.

“The new Dunedin Hospital will showcase world class infrastructure, make more use of digital technology and support new models of care.

‘‘It will bring economic benefits to the region and most importantly, deliver improved equitable health outcomes for New Zealanders.’’

He said the ESG was expected to hold its first meeting in Dunedin in late January 2021, when the draft terms of reference will be refined by the Group.

‘‘The Southern Partnership Group will be disestablished on December 31, 2020, and will assist the new ESG to ensure a smooth transition.

‘‘Representatives from Treasury, Infrastructure Commission, Capital Investment Committee and Local Advisory Group will also attend the meetings.’’

john.lewis@odt.co.nz

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