New Dunedin Hospital will be a fully digital healthcare facility and an important part of the ongoing transformation of New Zealand's health system.
This major new facility, covering two city blocks, is currently the largest healthcare infrastructure project in New Zealand. Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand seized the opportunity to not only renew its estate, but to rethink how care is delivered, recentring it around the patient experience and the people of Dunedin will benefit from this.
As one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals, with strong links to the University of Otago’s medical programme, New Dunedin Hospital will be the training ground for new technologies and ways of working that will spread far beyond its 300km-radius catchment.
WSP has been working on digital transformation designing the infrastructure that will support its chosen solutions, both today and over the decades to come, as New Zealand’s health services evolve.
This development brings the opportunity to look at models of care, service provision and the way the community is involved in a broader sense. This is key to addressing equity and working in partnership with Māori to find solutions to improve health outcomes.