The Nelson Hospital Redevelopment is expected to deliver a new building for the Nelson Hospital to increase capacity and structurally reinforce the facilities which have been assessed as earthquake prone. The project will be delivered in six phases.
Phase 1 of the project will deliver enabling works and design from 2023-2026 before Phase 2 will deliver the new Acute Services Building between 2025-2031.
The initial scope of works for Phase 2 includes:
- a new Emergency Department
- 255 beds
- eight theatres, and
- an integrated energy centre.
Phases 3 to 6 include refurbishment and re-purposing of existing buildings and wiill be delivered between 2029-2033.
- Phase 3: Refurbishment of existing Inpatient Building (2029-2032)
- Phase 4: Refurbishment of Percy Brunette Building (2030-3032)
- Phase 5: Refurbishment of George Manson Building (2030-2032)
- Phase 6: Refurbishment of exsiting ED, Radiology, Day Stay and ICU/Mortuary Buildings (2031-2032)
|Aug 2023||Cabinet approved Option One for the Programme Business Case|
|Jun 2024||Expected Construction Commencement - Phase 1|
|Dec 2025||Expected Detailed Business Case Completion|
|Jun 2026||Expected Construction Commencement - Phase 2|
|Jun 2031||Expected Construction Completion - Phase 2|
|Dec 2033||Expected Construction Completion - Phases 3 to 6|
The project is expected to cost NZ$1.1 billion (A$1.02 billion) over 10 years. When originally proposed in 2016, the project was expected to cost between NZ$120 and NZ$150 million.
|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. The project is expected to cost around NZ$150 million (A$140 million).|
|Jun 2020||The Nelson Hospital building was rated a high risk in regards to fire, asbestos, and seismic restraint issues.|
|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.|
|Jul 2023||The NZ Government allocated NZ$73 million (A$68 million) toward the project for design. The NZ Government also announced the project has a new expected capital cost of NZ$1.1 billion (A$1.02 billion) across 10 years. When originally proposed in 2016, the project was expected to cost between NZ$120 and NZ$150 million.|
|Aug 2023||The NZ Cabinet approved the Programme Business Case to deliver the hospital refurbishment in six stages at an estimated cost of $1.098 billion.|
|Aug 2023||The NZ Cabinet agreed to release $73 million of funding from the Health Capital Envelope to commence phase one - early and enabling works.|
|Aug 2023||The NZ Cabinet has approved the Programme Business Case for the Nelson Hospital Redevelopment at an estimated value of $1.098 billion. The approved option will see the hospital redevelopment delivered across six phases over a ten year period. Phase One - design and enabling works - has been approved to commence with $73 million of funding released from the Government's Health Capital Envelope. The Cabinet also approved for the progression of a Detailed Business Case for phase two of the project which would see the delivery of an Acute Services Building.|
|Nov 2023||The NZ Government issued a Request for Proposals for Cost Consultancy Services, closing on 5 December.|
Business case proposal
Indicative Business Case Ministerial Update