About the new hospital

The New Dunedin Hospital will be built in two stages:

  • An Outpatient Building (planned to open mid-2025). This will include ambulatory services, clinic rooms, day procedures and non-urgent radiology.

  • An Inpatient Building (planned to open mid-2028). This includes an emergency department, operating theatres and other services including a dedicated primary birthing unit.

The new hospital will include 421 beds, 16 theatres (expandable to 21 theatres) and 30 ICU or high dependency beds (expandable to 40) with the outpatient building supporting greater delivery of ambulatory care.

While the new hospital will be similar in size to the current hospital, it's design and use of latest technology will mean greater efficiency, including patient flow around the hospital and better access to diagnostics and treatment spaces, reducing unnecessary delays.  

Dunedin’s economy will receive a massive boost as a result of this new hospital project, contributing an estimated $429 million GDP. The build will employ thousands of construction workers over the lifetime of the project.

Design for the new hospital will incorporate technology and processes to improve efficiency, enhance patient and staff experience, increase pandemic readiness and benefit generations of people across the Southern region.

Artist impression of NDH aerial view


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Statement for interested parties

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