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Timaru Hospital

  • Timaru Hospital - Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints.
  • Timaru Hospital - Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints.
  • Timaru Hospital - Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints.
  • Timaru Hospital - Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints.
  • Timaru Hospital - Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints.
  • Timaru Hospital - Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints.
  • Timaru Hospital - Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints.
  • Timaru Hospital - Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints.
  • Timaru Hospital - Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints.
  • Timaru Hospital - Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints.

"Careful surgery to extend the life of an ageing facility with rigorous financial constraints."

Having been engaged in 2011 by the South Canterbury District Health Board to develop a master plan for this 130-bed provincial hospital in the South Island, Chow:Hill have developed a framework in which the hospital can be replaced over a 15-year time frame in a series of financially manageable packages. The first stage of this was a new MRI facility, and we have continued on to design a new Front of Hospital, with Emergency, Out-patients, Medical Day Stay, main entrance and cafe. This reflects the DHB’s greater emphasis on disaster preparedness and ambulatory care. More detailed seismic assessment of existing building stock has allowed for adaptive reuse, for example the old nurses home being strengthened for use as office space.

SCDHB Chief Executive Nigel Trainor describes the goal of the rigorous design process to date as seeking to “understand the likely future demands, the consequent models of care, and the likely pattern of movement within the hospital to develop a site master plan for the next 10 to 15 years."    



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