Responsible investing in action
Engaging with local stakeholders to deliver award-winning, sustainable
infrastructure to meet growing community needs
The North Island Hospitals were designed by and for the people who use it. More than 35 user groups involving over 300 people were extensively involved in designing the hospital campuses. These user groups included local physicians and clinical and support staff. Additional design elements came from the Public-Patient Advisory Committee, the Aboriginal Working Group and other advisors.
The project represents a significant transformational change in health care access for the region. The state-of-the art hospitals increased acute care capacity by adding approximately 200 new hospital beds as well as improved and expanded medical facilities to meet growing and changing community needs. This enhanced the quality of care available to patients – especially elderly and Aboriginal populations, improved access to services for all North Island communities, and helped maximize staff and physician recruitment and retention potential.