Dunedin Hospital Redevelopment
Preferred bidder announced
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Preferred bidder announced
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Dunedin Hospital is a 388-bed tertiary hospital servicing the lower part of the South Island of New Zealand, operated by Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB). In 2015, the NZ Ministry of Health appointed the Southern Partnership Group to lead the redevelopment of the hospital.
The redevelopment of the hospital includes the construction of a new fit-for-purpose clinical services building, inpatient unit and ambulatory services. The project is the result of a number of buildings on the hospital campus nearing the end of their economic life, including the current Clinical Services Building built in 1960, which has increased the risk of operational failure.
In June 2017, the Southern Partnerships Group released the Indicative Business Case (IBC), which provided two preferred options for the redevelopment:
-A new hospital to be built on a greenfield site. The IBC did not propose a potential site, but it is expected the new hospital could be commissioned in February 2027; and
- A new hospital on the Wakari site, which is already owned by Southern DHB. This option will require demolition of existing buildings and decanting services on the site, which will add to the cost of the project and delay the delivery timeline. It is expected that the new hospital would be commissioned in December 2027.
With both options, the estimated cost of the project is between NZ$ 1.2 billion and NZ$1.4 billion.
In August 2017, the NZ Government approved the IBC. The Southern Partnerships Group has commenced work on the detailed business case, which will provide information on detailed design, financing, and a proposed timeline for major construction works.
The detailed business case will also assess options for procurement, including the possibility of a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The previous NZ Government has stated that all options for delivering the project will be considered, including a PPP. The detailed business case is expected to be completed in June 2018.
Dunedin Hospital Redevelopment was identified as one of the first projects to be potentially delivered via PPP by the National Infrastructure Commission, which was a new agency to be set up, as an election commitment, by the incumbent Government. However, with the change in government in October 2017, the incoming Government announced that the project will not be delivered through a PPP.
Last reviewed: 04/12/2017