The new base hospital replaces a dysfunctional facility first built in 1937 and expanded several times. The new hospital provides for 147 inpatient beds, four-room operating suite and a state-of-the-art medical imaging department incorporating digital imaging, PACS and an MRI scanner. Organised along a two-storey ‘street’, the hospital achieves optimal departmental co-locations and provides for ease of movement for staff and patients throughout the facility. A stand-alone 25-bed acute inpatient mental health unit provides a supportive, safe, non-threatening environment that reflects the current clinical approaches to treatment and patient dignity.
Major Services - Master Plan, Feasibility and Design & Documentation Client - Southland District Health Board Completed - 2004 Value - $75 million Awards - New Zealand Institute of Architecture Award for Architecture 2006 Joint consultancy with Jasmax