New Dunedin Hospital
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.
With both options, the estimated cost of the project is between NZ$ 1.2 billion and NZ$1.4 billion. In the 2018-19 Budget, the NZ Government set aside funding in contingency for the design and planning of the project.
In August 2017, the NZ Government approved the IBC. In May 2018, the NZ Government announced that the new hospital would be built on the old Cadbury Chocolate Factory site and parts of surrounding blocks. The Government bought the required land in June 2018.
The Southern Partnerships Group completed phase one of the detailed business case, which was approved in August. The next stage will be to develop the master site planning, which will be completed at the end of October. The second phase of the detailed business case will be informed by the master site planning and will be completed by March 2019. The detailed business case will provide information on detailed design, financing, and a proposed timeline for major construction works. The previous NZ Government had planned to assess all options for procurement of the new hospital, including a Public Private Partnership (PPP). However, with the change in government in October 2017, the incoming Government announced that the project will not be delivered through a PPP.
Construction is expected to start before the next election, which is scheduled for 2020. The new hospital is expected to open by mid-2026 and will only be slightly bigger than the current hospital, with approximately 400 beds.
Last reviewed: 07/09/2018