Whangarei Hospital Te Kotuku Maternity Redevelopment
The Te Kotuku Redevelopment Project will replace the existing Paediatric Inpatient Ward and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Whangarei Hospital. It will also provide a new Medical Laboratory for the hospital.
The project will more closely connect the Paediatric Inpatient Ward and SCBU with the maternity and birthing ward, creating a healthcare hub for women and children.
The works will be planned and staged in such a way to enable continued use of the existing maternity unit and to minimise disruption. There is a high focus and importance on operational continuity, health and safety of staff, patients, whānau and ambulances during construction.
The project will complete the fit out and expansion that was originally allowed for when the new maternity building was designed and built (2012-2015). The existing shell space at level two will be completed and a new level constructed above (level three).
The expansion will include a new vertical circulation core at the east end of the building to provide public access to the upper levels, and connection with the existing hospital from Hospital Road. There will be an additional lift and stair core at the western end of the building to provide staff and logistics access to the upper levels as well as stair egress for emergency situations.
The project is due to be completed in January 2024.
Client: Te Whatu Ora Health NZ