Bay of Islands Hospital

Accessibility and Connection at Heart of Healthcare Design

Bay of Islands Hospital
Bay of Islands Hospital
Bay of Islands Hospital
Bay of Islands Hospital

Project Credits

Client

Northland District Health Board

Date Completed

2018

Sector

Health

Awards
Project Lead

Anner Chong

Design Team
A vision to encourage more accessible healthcare for Northland communities saw Chow:Hill’s health design team deliver the Mid-North region’s largest health infrastructure project in decades.

The $14m expansion of the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa allowed for a new two-storey building housing an accident and medical department, radiology department, and consulting rooms for visiting specialists and GPs providing after-hours services. A 20-bed inpatient ward with connections to a new integrated family health centre also extends the range of healthcare services available in the region.

The exterior design is evocative of wharenui forms while incorporating features such as natural ventilation. A themed colour palette, co-ordinated with a collection of large-scale photographic art reflecting aspects of life in the mid-north, creates a warm and welcoming environment of connection.

Stage one of the project was delivered while ensuring continuous operation of the hospital throughout all phases of construction. Stage two involves the design and construction of a primary health facility, incorporating three GP practices as well as community health, outpatient services, a pharmacy, and renal and oncology day stay facilities. Chow:Hill’s health team is also undertaking master planning for future development of the site.

Photography by: Amanda Aitken

Bay of Islands Hospital

Project Overview

Client

Northland District Health Board

Status

2018

A vision to encourage more accessible healthcare for Northland communities saw Chow:Hill’s health design team deliver the Mid-North region’s largest health infrastructure project in decades.

The $14m expansion of the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa allowed for a new two-storey building housing an accident and medical department, radiology department, and consulting rooms for visiting specialists and GPs providing after-hours services. A 20-bed inpatient ward with connections to a new integrated family health centre also extends the range of healthcare services available in the region.

The exterior design is evocative of wharenui forms while incorporating features such as natural ventilation. A themed colour palette, co-ordinated with a collection of large-scale photographic art reflecting aspects of life in the mid-north, creates a warm and welcoming environment of connection.

Stage one of the project was delivered while ensuring continuous operation of the hospital throughout all phases of construction. Stage two involves the design and construction of a primary health facility, incorporating three GP practices as well as community health, outpatient services, a pharmacy, and renal and oncology day stay facilities. Chow:Hill’s health team is also undertaking master planning for future development of the site.

Photography by: Amanda Aitken

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Bay of Islands Hospital

Project Credits

Client

Bay of Islands Hospital

Status

In Progress

Project Type

Health

Awards

 

Project Lead

Anner Chong

Design Team

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