Major industry players, government organisations and others have come together to deal with an expected serious shortfall in skilled labour needed for the new Dunedin Hospital build.
Dunedin's new hospital will have two main clinical buildings - one an out-patient facility for elective and planned operations, the other for in-patient and emergency procedures.
The main contractor of Dunedin's $1.4 billion hospital-build is set to be an offshore construction company, but with the proviso of plenty of subcontract work for local and national companies.
Dunedin Hospital's new $14.8 million intensive care unit redevelopment is starting to take shape.
Construction managing director Anthony Leighs describes plans to train hundreds of Dunedin residents as tradespeople to build the new hospital as "fabulous in principle".
New Zealand firms could take on the $1.4billion Dunedin Hospital build, but only if the job was split up into smaller contracts, Leighs Construction general manager Anthony Leighs says.
Dunedin people are set to be trained to build the city's new hospital as the group co-ordinating the construction considers how to attract the more than 1000 people needed.
The Government bought a king-sized block of the new Dunedin hospital site yesterday, buying the former Cadbury chocolate factory site from Mondelez.
The first block of land for the new Dunedin hospital has been bought, with the former Cadbury site now owned by the Government.
Dunedin's proposed new hospital may see changes in the way after hours medical care is provided in the city, the new chairman of the Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Centre committee says.
The Dunedin hospital rebuild project has secured funding for a feasibility study for a district heating scheme, convener Pete Hodgson says.
Dunedin's new hospital will be built to withstand whatever nature can throw at it, rebuild chairman Pete Hodgson says.
The main architectural contract for the new Dunedin hospital should be awarded in August, Southern Partnership Group chairman Pete Hodgson said yesterday.
Cabinet dispensation was required for the Minister of Health to rule out a public-private partnership to build the new Dunedin Hospital, a newly released Cabinet paper says.
Supplied - The wait is over – but the work is just beginning. Dunedin’s new billion-dollar-plus hospital now has a confirmed centre-city site, ending months of speculation about its location.
Three other inner city sites were considered for the new Dunedin hospital before the Wilsons/Cadbury blocks were selected, a newly released Cabinet paper shows.
The South Island's largest iwi has sent a strong signal it wants to be involved with the Dunedin hospital development.
Cabinet expects to consider the detailed business case for the new Dunedin hospital this year, Health Minister David Clark says.
Dunedin's new hospital will use renewable energy, but the details of what kind of technology will be chosen and how it will be used have yet to be finalised.
Construction of Dunedin’s new hospital is unlikely to derail plans for the city’s new separated cycleways.