Nelson Hospital Redevelopment

Detailed Planning
Nelson Hospital Redevelopment

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHA) plans to undertake a major redevelopment of the Nelson Hospital.

The redevelopment is expected to cost between NZ$120 and NZ$150 million. 

The two main buildings of the hospital are over 40 years old and have been assessed as prone to earthquake impact. The redevelopment will also cater for a growing and ageing population in the Nelson region.

NMDHA is developing a business case for the redevelopment of the hospital. It is also working with the Hunter Group to develop the first stage of the Treasury Better Business Case requirements, which is the Strategic Assessment.

Key Dates

2017 Project Announcement


Nov 2018 NMDHA released an update on the indicative business case. The indicative business case update sets out a long list of development options, from which a short list will be chosen and then further analysed.
May 2022 The 2022 NZ Budget allocated NZ$1.3 billion towards the delivery of new health infrastructure over four years, including funding for the Nelson Hospital Redevelopment, however, did not specify the capital spend allocated to the project.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
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