Dunedin Hospital Redevelopment

Dunedin Hospital Redevelopment

Dunedin’s new hospital will be built on the Cadbury site and on the block next door to the North which currently contains a Wilson’s carpark.

The new site does not include the Otago Daily Times but it does include a Cadbury carpark over the road toward the Railway Station.

The new hospital will therefore take up parts of several blocks.


The site was chosen to maintain the compact and central nature of Dunedin’s health and education facilities while giving flexibility for the final design and allowing for further development later.

For further information on the project go to: https://newdunedinhospital.nz/

The Ministry of Health is now working closely with the Southern Partnership Group and Southern District Health Board on the Detailed Business Case for the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital. The Detailed Business Case will agree the preferred option and cover the detailed design, procurement, and construction phases of the project. 

As scheduled, the IBC which sets out options for the redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital, was signed off by the Southern Partnership Group on 26 June 2017, reviewed by the Capital Investment Committee in July and approved by Cabinet in August.   

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 the 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.

Click here for Ministry of Health - Dunedin Hospital redevelopment information.