Our Infrastructure and Commercial Services (ICS) projects team is responsible for the project management delivery of Hospital projects and facilities.
Along with the ICS Facilities team, they jointly manage the planning, procurement, design, build and maintenance of Northland DHB Hospital facilities throughout Northland. It is an exciting time for the team with various large projects in progress and more on the horizon.
Here’s an update on what the team are currently working on:
A visit from the Minister of Health Dr David Clark on 25 March will mark the official opening on our new Endoscopy Suite.
Members of the public will also be invited to view the new facility at a public open day.
The building will then remain closed for a few weeks while the Endoscopy service conducts crucial staff training and safety exercises before operations commencing from 4 May.
Funds from Hugo Charitable Trust will be used to purchase building materials for the construction of the Bay of Islands Hospital’s Hugo Whānau House.
The new building will provide accommodation for up to six whānau when loved ones are admitted to the Hospital. The project is a joint undertaking by the Hugo Trust, Northland DHB and the Northland Regional Corrections Facility (NRCF). NRCF are building the unit within the confines of their facility, which also contributes towards their internal programmes offering training opportunities for offenders.
Building the unit will take approximately four months. It will then be craned out of NRCF and transported to BOI Hospital to be up and running by June 2020.
On 29 January the Government announced that they would provide $10 million to address weather tightness issues at Kaitaia Hospital. The projects team has already identified the main areas concern and will create a programme of works to upgrade facilities.
Two new double rooms with ensuites will be added to the Te Kotuku Maternity unit at Whangarei Hospital by the middle of the year. Plans have been approved to increase the capacity in Te Kotuku for the four extra beds and also add an additional scan/assessment room.
The extra space will help alleviate bed constraints in the hospital by allowing boarder mums to be accommodated in Te Kotuku. Four beds will be transferred from the Special Care Baby Unit to Ward 12. The projects team is in the final stages of negotiations with the contractor, and once work begins, the project is expected to take approximately six months to complete both areas.
Construction of the new theatres and a site compound at Whangarei Hospital require the removal of a number of public parking spaces. Details are available about these Changes to Visitors parking
Learn more about Whangarei Hospital zone change