The Government's announcement a final sign-off for Dunedin's new hospital won't come until next year amounts to a "scandalous" delay in progress, Michael Woodhouse says.
Dunedin Hospital Rebuild
The status of the business case for the new Dunedin Hospital remains uncertain, and the Health Minister is refusing to say whether it was discussed by Cabinet this week.
The plan for parking at the new Dunedin hospital should be clearer by the end of the year.
Ministry of Health new hospital programme director Mike Barns gave an update to media at the former Ministry of Social Development building in St Andrew St yesterday.
There are fears the demolition of the former Cadbury factory without a definite plan for the future of the site could be a permanent blow to Dunedin’s historic streetscape.
The New Dunedin Hospital logo is so similar to one used for a sex education programme that at least one of them will probably have to change.
The vital and much delayed detailed business case for the new Dunedin Hospital should be finalised and sent to Cabinet next week.
The new Dunedin Hospital remains a two-building project despite both the Ministry of Health and the Southern District Health Board pushing for a single building, the Otago Daily Times can reveal.
Excessive noise from the proposed demolition of the former Cadbury factory should be limited to short periods of a few days at a time, the Ministry of Health says.
Pete Hodgson, chairman of the Southern Partnership Group, outlines the likely size and capacity of the new Dunedin Hospital.
A massive section of Dunedin's former Cadbury building was ripped down in one fell swoop and contractors captured it on video.
A piece of Dunedin history has started to disappear from the city landscape, as demolition continues on the former Cadbury factory.
The new Dunedin Hospital will still be a two-building development, but the buildings’ size will likely be much smaller than originally planned.
People laid off in the economic downturn resulting from the Covid-19 impacts could have a future in helping build Dunedin’s new hospital.
A web of scaffolding around the old Cadbury warehouse site in Dunedin continued to grow yesterday, in anticipation of the building’s demolition.
Commissioning of the second stage of Dunedin Hospital’s $14.8 million intensive care unit, due this month, has been shelved, possibly until the end of the year.
Two inner-city blocks are poised to become 55,000 tonnes of debris, when demolition work begins next week for the new Dunedin Hospital.
Already there are indications Dunedin's new hospital is on course to be over budget and behind schedule.
The demolition of the former Cadbury building in Dunedin - believed to be the biggest ground demolition contract to have been let in NZ - is due to begin next week.
Demolition work will begin next month on one of the two central Dunedin blocks that will form the city's new hospital.