SDHB Redevelopments

Dunedin Hospital Redevelopment

Southern DHB, in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Southern Partnership Group, is currently reviewing options for the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital to ensure it is fit-for-purpose and meets the current and future needs of our region. 

Interim Works Programme

A programme of  re-fit and upgrade projects is underway to ensure clinical service continues while the longer term redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital is planned and carried out.

Safety in Our Building Works: Minimising Risk of Disease and Infection

Southern DHB’s Infection Prevention and Control Team works closely with our Building and Property Team as part of all building work at Southern DHB, to make sure we minimise the risk of disease and infection potentially generated during any construction and maintenance activities on all DHB premises.

Part of this includes minimising dust production, which can harbour pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Methods to minimise the risks include:

•Sealing unused doors and windows where practicable
•Considering airflow patterns to minimise dust dispersion and contamination
•Use of dust/track mats at entrance and exit of work areas (Blue sticky mats)
•Containing waste in covered bins/containers before transporting
•Using methods to supress dust e.g. water use, damp cloth/mops, vacuum with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered vacuum
•Additional cleaning in place
•Regular monitoring of the work site by our Infection Prevention and Control Team.
 
Click here for Ministry of Health - Dunedin Hospital redevelopment information.