Southern DHB is working with the Ministry of Health and Southern Partnership Group to develop options for the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital to ensure it is fit-for-purpose and meets the current and future needs of our communities. The redevelopment is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build modern and sustainable healthcare services and facilities to meet the needs of the Southern community.
The first stage of planning for the redevelopment is now complete. In September 2016, the Ministers of Health and Finance approved the Strategic Assessment for the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital.
The Strategic Assessment outlines the need to invest in infrastructure at Dunedin Hospital, and seeks approval to develop an Indicative Business Case. It is the first of the business case documents required under Treasury's Better Business Cases framework for a capital project of this size.
The Strategic Assessment is available here.
A Clinical Leadership Group has been established by Southern DHB to provide clinical advice to the Dunedin Hospital Redevelopment project.
The group is chaired by Dr David Perez and is made up of medical, nursing and allied health staff.
The collective clinical expertise and local knowledge of the group will provide advice and recommendations to Southern DHB and the Southern Partnership Group to ensure the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital aligns with the district’s clinical and service needs.
The terms of reference for the group are here.
Earlier this year, the Southern Partnership Group released the Strategic Services Plan, the first formal document completed as part of he redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital.
The Strategic Services Plan looks at Southern DHB’s future population and demographic forecasts, and considers challenges and potential solutions at a high level. The document is intended to help us understand the future health needs of the Southern region and help shape what future health services and the future hospital needs to look like.
The Strategic Services Plan is available here.
Staff, clinicians and management at Southern DHB have made a significant contribution to both these documents and will continue to be involved and engaged as planning progresses.
The focus is now on developing the Indicative Business Case, which will include a short list of options for redevelopment by mid-2017.
Click here for Ministry of Health - Dunedin Hospital redevelopment information.